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Should i supplement fish oil because i don't like/eat fish almost ever?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 26, 2011 at 6:51 AM

I eat grass fed and pastured meat eggs and dairy but have never liked fish. I'm thinking about buying this but don't know if it's worth it. http://www.nordicnaturals.com/en/Products/Product_Details/514/?ProdID=1612 should i be concerned about my omega 3s dha etc?

81eea89722d351d9ed1b763dd8bc73d6

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on June 30, 2011
at 08:02 AM

If you're going to get the Nordic or any other oil in a capsule, before you take it, open it up and smell it. If it smells like fish, guess what? You're getting an added extra flavor already: That smell means it's rancid. A lot of oils sold on the market are rancid before they hit the store shelves, let alone the consumer's mouth. The flavoring in both Carlson's and SFH/Maine is minimal and helps your taste buds. Shouldn't have a problem with either if refrigerated after opening. Another option would be to eat free range and grass fed animals and wild caught fish.

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on June 27, 2011
at 05:01 AM

grass fed fish lol

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on June 26, 2011
at 03:07 PM

I'm always wary of things that are flavored that shouldn't be.

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on June 26, 2011
at 09:49 AM

You don't have to buy fish oil to obtain omega3 since you are eating grass-fed meats and pastured eggs. like Ari said fish oil are suggested if one is on budget buying grain-fed or grass-fed/grain-finished meats to keep 3-6 ratio good.

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on June 26, 2011
at 01:33 PM

I don't like fish. I can tolerate trout and talipia, because they take the taste of butter, garlic, and pepper very well. They are both good sources of Omega 9, but not as much Omega 3. I'm not going to gag myself to eat Omega 3 rich fish because I simply do not like them. Therefore I do take fish oil supplements to improve my omega 3 intake.

Remember folks, we eat a more ancestral diet, it's a way of life, and it's a good thing...but no one joined a "paleo/primal cult"... it's about improving your health by not eating unhealthy neolithic foods. If you make it impossible to follow or add too many rules...then what's the point?

If you need to take fish oil supplements, then go ahead.

Side note: I'm a 42 year old man married to a 42 year old woman and we both have 42 year old joints (probably older when you consider that we both were once obese, I was 300lbs and she was 450)... now that we are much slimmer and more muscular, actually running a fitness company, and look the part... we have to lift and run like 20 year olds...and usually outperform them in the gym and on the track. Want to make life easier on your joints? We do this by taking extra fish oil. I'm not aware of any studies supporting this, but by taking 6-10g of fish oil per day, we live completely joint pain free. An old trick learned from old powerlifters and bodybuilders.

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on June 26, 2011
at 11:18 AM

I think its almost unpaleo not to eat fish (unless you are allergic ofcourse.) But this is just coming from a fish culinarist. But its just so high quality and tasty nutrition. Too bad good fresh fish needs some troube to accuire, and doesnt keep so well like beef. One can still fish. Easier than hunting :)

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on June 26, 2011
at 01:10 PM

I think fish oil is basically a tool to get your Omega-3:Omega-6 ratio as close to 1:1 as possible. Even Robb Wolf who loves the stuff says you don't really need it if you're eating grass fed meat and pastured butter, staying away from vegetable oils and nuts. That being said if you do decide to get some just to cover your bases, Carlson's has a good rep and lots of people like the stuff you can get from Costco. I started buying liquid just to avoid the inconvenience of taking capsules and if you buy higher end stuff, it just tastes like lemon oil. My mom who can't stand the taste of fish has even started taking the liquid stuff because it doesn't taste fishy at all.

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on June 26, 2011
at 12:55 PM

I take the Calson's Lemon fish oil. It's not too bad--tried it as salad dressing base once, that was a mistake. But to take a shot once a day is fine. I fill my shot glass, pour it in at the front of my mouth (between the tongue and jawbone) and then swallow it with a glass of water.

I don't eat grass fed or much fish--and, to the best of my knowledge, I've never had grass fed fish--so it's good to maintain ratios. I paid roughly $25 on Amazon.

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on June 27, 2011
at 05:01 AM

grass fed fish lol

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81eea89722d351d9ed1b763dd8bc73d6

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on June 26, 2011
at 07:37 AM

If your going to supplement with fish oil look at the products from stronger faster healthier http://strongerfasterhealthier.com/product/1 or Carlsons fish oil available at the vitamin shoppe. Both are available in different flavor, and have a higher concentration of omega 3 than the others. If you do chose the SFH product, you can use CFE as a code and get a 10% discount on it (it usually covers the shipping cost) and at the vitamin shoppe ask if they match online pricing, and it will save you some money versus the in store price.

The point of using fish oil is to bring the Omega 3 in balance with the Omega 6 that is so prevalent in the regular diet.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

(15236)

on June 26, 2011
at 03:07 PM

I'm always wary of things that are flavored that shouldn't be.

81eea89722d351d9ed1b763dd8bc73d6

(148)

on June 30, 2011
at 08:02 AM

If you're going to get the Nordic or any other oil in a capsule, before you take it, open it up and smell it. If it smells like fish, guess what? You're getting an added extra flavor already: That smell means it's rancid. A lot of oils sold on the market are rancid before they hit the store shelves, let alone the consumer's mouth. The flavoring in both Carlson's and SFH/Maine is minimal and helps your taste buds. Shouldn't have a problem with either if refrigerated after opening. Another option would be to eat free range and grass fed animals and wild caught fish.

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