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Eating fish and taking cod liver oil/vit D supplements

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 27, 2013 at 8:43 PM

So just wondering how most of you go about getting that wonderful omega 3 and Vit D, balancing food and supplements etc.

I bought some cod liver oil (seven seas brand) and Vitamin D-3 (Now foods, 5,000 iu) and don't want to have too much of the good stuff. I'm a bit worried about overdoing it on them and exceeding the upper limit. I think the Upper limit for Vit D is supposedly 1,000 iu, whilst the supplement i bought says 5,000 (to take every other day, so 2.5k a day). Including fresh fish intake (Usually 1-3 times a week, salmon, cod, coley etc, sometimes 0 if i can't get to the market), I also eat liver on the odd occasion (about once a month, can't stand the taste).

Should i take the Vit D 2/3 times a week and the CLO on days i'm not eating fish? Or would you say ditch the supplements altogether? We haven't had a lot of sun here recently and it doesn't look like we're going to be getting some anytime soon.

Any advice appreciated :)

EDIT: Think i misread the graph i was reading for vitamin D upper limit, apparently it's 4,000 iu?

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 28, 2013
at 10:48 AM

Yeah. But that's a good thing. More time laying out in the sun!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 28, 2013
at 10:48 AM

It won't hurt. But the body is not that discrete -- you are not going to be depleted after one week of no fish

C16e2e3642960bfaabee1c1c7fbf9df1

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on June 28, 2013
at 06:46 AM

That was my line of thinking too. I'm living in the north of the UK at the minute and there's not a lot of sun. Plus my skins probably considered mediterranean coloured. A bit darker than olive. Also i've been quite fatigued recently so thought Vit D might be the problem.

C16e2e3642960bfaabee1c1c7fbf9df1

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on June 28, 2013
at 06:36 AM

SO in regards to the O3, on weeks i can't get any fish there wouldn't be any harm in taking CLO? I mean, even though it's not as good as fish, it can't hurt right?

C16e2e3642960bfaabee1c1c7fbf9df1

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on June 28, 2013
at 06:33 AM

That was my line of thinking too. I'm living in the north of the UK at the minute and there's not a lot of sun. Plus my skins probably considered mediterranean coloured. A bit darker than olive.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 28, 2013
at 12:16 AM

All I could find on the site is a recommendation of 10-15 minutes of sunlight. Can you point me to the part that describes the body's potential?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on June 27, 2013
at 09:26 PM

+1 for the fish info!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on June 27, 2013
at 09:23 PM

http://www.sondrarose.com/sun-neglected-nourishment

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on June 27, 2013
at 09:22 PM

Hmmm, your sun exposure info isn't accurate for most people. Check out www.vitamindcounil.org for better info.

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374925bd0c30305e4027c25e8815b298

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on June 27, 2013
at 09:16 PM

@CD - Note that the darker your skin is, the more sun you need for vitamin D production, due to melanin antagonizing the process. The sun is a harsh mistress to black appartment-dwellers. :(

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 28, 2013
at 10:48 AM

Yeah. But that's a good thing. More time laying out in the sun!

C16e2e3642960bfaabee1c1c7fbf9df1

(384)

on June 28, 2013
at 06:33 AM

That was my line of thinking too. I'm living in the north of the UK at the minute and there's not a lot of sun. Plus my skins probably considered mediterranean coloured. A bit darker than olive.

C16e2e3642960bfaabee1c1c7fbf9df1

(384)

on June 28, 2013
at 06:46 AM

That was my line of thinking too. I'm living in the north of the UK at the minute and there's not a lot of sun. Plus my skins probably considered mediterranean coloured. A bit darker than olive. Also i've been quite fatigued recently so thought Vit D might be the problem.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on June 27, 2013
at 08:56 PM

get your O3s from fish. And your Vit D from the sun.

This study looked at four groups, principal to this conversation is two groups: one that ate cooked salmon and one that took cod-liver oil.

Despite the fact that teh group who took cod-liver oil received more O3, their serum content of EPA and DHA was lower than the group that ate the fish.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=17269556

As for Vit D, 15-30 minutes in the sun will give the body the ability to produce 20,000 IU's of Vitamin D -- And there is no worry about overdosing because the body can self regulate.

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on June 27, 2013
at 09:23 PM

http://www.sondrarose.com/sun-neglected-nourishment

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on June 27, 2013
at 09:26 PM

+1 for the fish info!

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 28, 2013
at 10:48 AM

It won't hurt. But the body is not that discrete -- you are not going to be depleted after one week of no fish

C16e2e3642960bfaabee1c1c7fbf9df1

(384)

on June 28, 2013
at 06:36 AM

SO in regards to the O3, on weeks i can't get any fish there wouldn't be any harm in taking CLO? I mean, even though it's not as good as fish, it can't hurt right?

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on June 27, 2013
at 09:22 PM

Hmmm, your sun exposure info isn't accurate for most people. Check out www.vitamindcounil.org for better info.

3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

(26217)

on June 28, 2013
at 12:16 AM

All I could find on the site is a recommendation of 10-15 minutes of sunlight. Can you point me to the part that describes the body's potential?

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Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

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on June 27, 2013
at 09:25 PM

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