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Omega 3, 6, and 9 Fatty Acids

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Reading this book called The Brain Diet, has a few good chapters on the gut/brain connection. I wish it cited it's sources instead of mentioning "a study by japanese researchers in 2008," but I have found one of the studies.

http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/12894686

Apparently, Omega 3 fats can greatly enhance the effectiveness of omega 3s probiotics, improving the amount that adheres to the gut. Perhaps not by coincidence, this is something reccomended in GAPS protocal I believe. The author says things like saturated fat inhibit growth, but I can't seem to find the studies. Will update later if I do.

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Reading this book called The Brain Diet, has a few good chapters on the gut/brain connection. I wish it cited it's sources instead of mentioning "a study by japanese researchers in 2008," but I have found one of the studies.

http://www.ncbi.nlm....pubmed/12894686

Apparently, Omega 3 fats can greatly enhance the effectiveness of omega 3s, improving the amount that adheres to the gut. Perhaps not by coincidence, this is something reccomended in GAPS protocal I believe. The author says things like saturated fat inhibit growth, but I can't seem to find the studies. Will update later if I do.

That is interesting! Now is this the reasoning behind why Omega 3s are considered to be anti-inflammatory for the whole body? If they enhance probiotics, which improves digestion and immune function would that constitute the lowering of the body's overall inflammation factor? Which could then lead to fewer acne responses (at least more severe ones)?

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I got a question about that. On Friday I purchased Omega 3 Fish oil supplements from GNC (1000 mgs) It says on the bottle to take it once to twice a day. If I took it three times a day is that considered an overdose? Sorry if thats a stupid question but I need to know the answer

Would it be ok if you will take it twice a day? I am also taking krill oil supplements but I'm just taking it once a day. :)

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Well that's the thing. You can only eat so much fish before over consumption of mercury is a concern - so... even if you are able to eat and like eating fish, these supplements are a nice way of getting the fatty acids without poisoning yourself accidently if your fish addicted :)

Speaking of which... I've been eating too much sushi lately, LOL!

Yulia)

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I've been taking strong Omega 3 fish oil supplements (one per day) for a few months now, and I'm impressed by them. I have had far less new acne since I started taking them, but to be honest I can't be sure whether that is because of them or some other factor.

I have a question though, that I think is better suited to this thread than creating a whole new one. I'm bothered about how they are called "Omega 3 FATTY acids". I am a tad overweight and on a diet designed to steadily lose weight over time but should I stop taking the fish oil? I know not all fats are bad but, I'm trying really hard to not eat badly and really struggle with controlling my appetite so I would be horrified if all of my effort is being wasted because I'm taking these fish oil capsules!

According to the label each capsule has 1300mg of fish oil, 351mg of EPA and 234mg of DHA.

Sorry for my ignorance on this, any advice would be appreciated.

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I've been taking strong Omega 3 fish oil supplements (one per day) for a few months now, and I'm impressed by them. I have had far less new acne since I started taking them, but to be honest I can't be sure whether that is because of them or some other factor.

I have a question though, that I think is better suited to this thread than creating a whole new one. I'm bothered about how they are called "Omega 3 FATTY acids". I am a tad overweight and on a diet designed to steadily lose weight over time but should I stop taking the fish oil? I know not all fats are bad but, I'm trying really hard to not eat badly and really struggle with controlling my appetite so I would be horrified if all of my effort is being wasted because I'm taking these fish oil capsules!

According to the label each capsule has 1300mg of fish oil, 351mg of EPA and 234mg of DHA.

Sorry for my ignorance on this, any advice would be appreciated.

The short version:

fat good, carbohydrates bad

There are far more uses for fat in your body than there are for carbohydrates. There is only one use for carbohydrates: the creation of insulin. Fat, protein, and carbs can all be converted into insulin, but because there's literally nothing else your body can do with carbohydrates, it all either gets flushed out (fiber) or it gets turned into insulin. When we have too much insulin, it gets converted in body fat.

Fat on the other hand, can be broken down and used to repair a wide variety of cells in your body.

That said, if you eat too much of anything, it will be converted into insulin, then body fat. You don't want to eat too much fat, but you're far better off taking fish oil and skipping your grain-based snack than dropping the fish oil.

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I would add that there are good fats and bad fats. The vegetable fats you find in processed products are obviously bad and you should limit them if you want to lose weight. The ones found in food like fish etc. are supposed to be good.

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I would add that there are good fats and bad fats. The vegetable fats you find in processed products are obviously bad and you should limit them if you want to lose weight. The ones found in food like fish etc. are supposed to be good.

Thanks for the assist. It's easy to forget stuff like this when you're at work shifty.gif

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i have question about fish oils and zinc medications. i'm new here and i have acne, i dont take any medicines. my skin doesn't oild much but it gets dry. will fish oil help with my skin? and will it prevent future acne? and how about zinc? they are both inflammatory so i'm wondering if i need to buy both of them and take them together, they look pretty much the same.

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does cod liver oil have fatty acids 3 , 6 and 9 ?

I am not 100% sure on the cod oil, but flax has them. Ok, just looked up twinlab cod liver oil and it is only showing omega 3. Hope that helps.

i have question about fish oils and zinc medications. i'm new here and i have acne, i dont take any medicines. my skin doesn't oild much but it gets dry. will fish oil help with my skin? and will it prevent future acne? and how about zinc? they are both inflammatory so i'm wondering if i need to buy both of them and take them together, they look pretty much the same.

Zinc is a non inflammatory and I have seen improvement with acne while using it, but be careful on the dose. High doses for long periods of time can supress your immune system. As far as fish oil, as a non inflammatory it could help with acne. Depends on what type of acne you have. Since everyone is different, it's more or less a trial and error to see if works on a particular individual or not. :)

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i have question about fish oils and zinc medications. i'm new here and i have acne, i dont take any medicines. my skin doesn't oild much but it gets dry. will fish oil help with my skin? and will it prevent future acne? and how about zinc? they are both inflammatory so i'm wondering if i need to buy both of them and take them together, they look pretty much the same.

I take fish oil everyday and it doesn't help with dry skin. Zinc helps control my acne.

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I really wonder about fish oil supplements. Especially with Ray Peat's researching showing the opposite benefits.


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I've been taking strong Omega 3 fish oil supplements (one per day) for a few months now, and I'm impressed by them. I have had far less new acne since I started taking them, but to be honest I can't be sure whether that is because of them or some other factor.

I have a question though, that I think is better suited to this thread than creating a whole new one. I'm bothered about how they are called "Omega 3 FATTY acids". I am a tad overweight and on a diet designed to steadily lose weight over time but should I stop taking the fish oil? I know not all fats are bad but, I'm trying really hard to not eat badly and really struggle with controlling my appetite so I would be horrified if all of my effort is being wasted because I'm taking these fish oil capsules!

According to the label each capsule has 1300mg of fish oil, 351mg of EPA and 234mg of DHA.

Sorry for my ignorance on this, any advice would be appreciated.

The short version:

fat good, carbohydrates bad

There are far more uses for fat in your body than there are for carbohydrates. There is only one use for carbohydrates: the creation of insulin. Fat, protein, and carbs can all be converted into insulin, but because there's literally nothing else your body can do with carbohydrates, it all either gets flushed out (fiber) or it gets turned into insulin. When we have too much insulin, it gets converted in body fat.

Fat on the other hand, can be broken down and used to repair a wide variety of cells in your body.

That said, if you eat too much of anything, it will be converted into insulin, then body fat. You don't want to eat too much fat, but you're far better off taking fish oil and skipping your grain-based snack than dropping the fish oil.

Bearishly,

The 'science' you have just stated about insulin and carbs is about as far from scientifically accurate as possible. Please go read up on the subject. You have COMPLETELY misunderstood this topic.

Regards,

Listener

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can anybody tell about the omega6/omega 3 ratio of pumpkin seeds(soaked in salt water,dried and dry roasted/tossed)??

the link above shows its 125.0.

how is that okay when ps is suppose to have good amount of oleic acid?


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On the subject of Omega oils from fish via supplements and the recent studies claiming them to cause cancer:

Check out the posts by Lionel Martin Trx Rkc, he sounds like he knows what he's talking about, huh?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/omega-3s-prostate-cancer_b_3659735.html

And:

http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/ask-the-supplement-guru-does-fish-oil-cause-prostate-cancer.html


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QUOTE(anony12 @ Feb 24 2007, 02:36 PM) 1700919[/snapback]

i used to have really oily skin until i started taking omega 3's as well. i started out with flax and have switched to fish oil since

flax does not have epa or dha which are potent acne fighters, plus it contains oleic acid(omega 9) and linoleic acid(omega 6) linoliec acid is really bad for acne.

fish oil is absolutely perfect for what our bodys need.

I read that flax oil has the perfect 3 to 6 omega ratio. One of the more superior oils. Is this not correct? ?

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I have a question about this with fish oil.

Does it have to be an all natural fish oil, that only have fish oil as ingridient?

Cause i cant find no fish oil where i live without a bunch of funny stuff in it :(

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