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Too much omega 3?

Commented on October 01, 2013
Created October 01, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Some days like today, I lacked a good protein source for my meals so I ended up eating 5 cans of sardines.. Worked out to about 7.5 g of omega 3 against little omega 6. I didn't really have a choice but is this necessarily bad for you if it's only on seldom occasions?

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on October 01, 2013
at 02:41 AM

agreed. as well as low mercury, sardines also have a high selenium to mercury ratio, ref, 15695845 (full pdf)

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on October 01, 2013
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Heavy metals accumulate mostly in the larger, longer-lived, carnivorous fish such as tuna. Tuna should be limited to a few ounces per month if you're worried about mercury.

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on October 01, 2013
at 01:46 AM

omega 3 is only bad in excess when it's excess oxidized omega 3, so I wouldn't worry about that. I would, however, worry about excess murcury

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on October 01, 2013
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Heavy metals accumulate mostly in the larger, longer-lived, carnivorous fish such as tuna. Tuna should be limited to a few ounces per month if you're worried about mercury.

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