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What's the best time to take Omega-3 ? AM or PM ? Why ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 11, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Is it more beneficial to take the daily recommended (3g) of Omega-3 in the morning? Or at night? Does it make a difference? Before or after a workout?

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on May 24, 2013
at 05:00 PM

Why? According to whom?

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on February 12, 2012
at 11:51 PM

No science but another source. Still looking for PHD source. http://paleodietlifestyle.com/many-dangers-of-excess-pufa-consumption/

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on February 12, 2012
at 02:21 PM

To be fair, there's nothing in the first link that supports separating fructose and PUFAs. Just a theory.

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on February 11, 2012
at 05:06 PM

Pick a time when you are not eating fruit, fructose or sugar. Consider eating whole foods to get your Omega 3.

http://paleohacks.com/questions/27649/pufas-combined-with-sugar-ages

http://paleohacks.com/questions/66467/do-fish-oil-megadoses-increase-the-risk-of-heart-disease

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 12, 2012
at 02:21 PM

To be fair, there's nothing in the first link that supports separating fructose and PUFAs. Just a theory.

1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

(20378)

on February 12, 2012
at 11:51 PM

No science but another source. Still looking for PHD source. http://paleodietlifestyle.com/many-dangers-of-excess-pufa-consumption/

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on February 12, 2012
at 08:58 AM

Fish oil can induce insomnia. I know it does to me big time (and I found out about it afterwards so it can't be placebo). But I also read that some people actually take it against insomnia. To me it sounds crazy but I guess we're all different.

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on February 12, 2012
at 04:02 AM

I like to think that taking it in the morning ... the fish oil helps me in thinking and cognitive function. I don't have a scientific reference but I think it helps me, because I notice it when I (rarely) forget.

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on February 11, 2012
at 03:56 PM

I doubt it matters much. You are looking for a long-term adjustment in your 3/6 ratio. Omega 3 is a long chain fat, meaning it does not get directly utilized as fuel (unlike the fat in coconut milk). So it gets processed and then shunted to storage. So time of day, before/after workout really shouldn't matter. Fat is continually being stored and consumed. It is not only "excess" fat that gets stored. Some fat is being sent to fat cells for storage at the same time that other fat cells are giving up fat to use as fuel.

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on July 30, 2013
at 09:51 PM

Best time to take fish oil is at NIGHT, before bed. Fish oil is an anti-inflammatory and helps to fight heart disease and more importantly, heart attacks. Most heart attacks tend to happen in the early morning. And because fish oil is absorbed by your body over several hours, it is most potent about 8 hours from when you took it--thus, in the morning when you rise.

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on May 24, 2013
at 12:34 PM

it should be in the evening because cardiovascula regenerates allowing medicines to do their job more effectively

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on October 27, 2012
at 05:15 AM

I find before bed helps me sleep more deeply. Take it away from other fats.

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on October 27, 2012
at 12:59 AM

The best time to take fish oil(omega 3)is in the morning .

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on May 24, 2013
at 05:00 PM

Why? According to whom?

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on February 11, 2012
at 07:21 PM

Depends on you.

My hubby takes it at night and falls asleep, no problem.

If I take it at night, I'm up alphabetizing the spice cupboard or doing other wacky ocd things till dawn.

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on February 11, 2012
at 03:34 PM

When really never matters all that much. But then I take my fish oil AM and PM, so I don't have to think about it!

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