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#1 The Great Reizo

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:15 AM

I recently got Spring Valley Fish, Flaxseed, and Borage Oil combo bottle with 120 softgels. I also got Saw Palmetto and Zinc and I am wondering the best way to take them...



Zinc = 50 mg per capsule Zinc Gluconate
Saw Palmetto = 160 mg per softgel


Super Omega Blend 1200 mg
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Fish Oil, Safflower Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Borage seed oil...

Omega 3 375 mg
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EPA 180 mg
DHA 120 mg
ALA 75 mg


Omega 6 Fatty Acids 187 mg
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CLA 140 mg
GLA 11 mg
LA 36 mg


Omega 9 Fatty Acids 43 mg
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OA 43 mg


Also these...


Vitamin A 8000 IU (Sardine)
Vitamin E (400 IU) Dl tocopherol

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 07:58 AM

Fish oil - I recommend taking as much as 4.5 grams of omega-3, which would equal 15 softgels. This is why it's best to buy fish oil in bulk (400 capsules at a time, say). You can take fish oil any time you want, but it's best to take it with a high-fat meal.

Zinc - 50 milligrams seems a standard dose, but some people take up to 100 mg. I take 25 milligrams, however I dissolve the zinc caplet before I take it, so I'm guessing that I'm absorbing about 3x more zinc than if I were to just take a 50 mg dose.

Saw palmetto - take 2-4 of those softgels every day.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:50 AM

Wow, I SOOO don't have enough to do that! Damn! I only have 118 softgels left! This is the Omega 3, 6, and 9 capsule...So you recommend JUST omega 3? I wonder if I could take these back or something? Although I didn't see any bulk ones...Additionally; what do you think of the vitamin A and E?

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:55 PM

The E would be good to take whenever you have your largest or only fish oil dose of the day to keep it from oxidizing.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:02 AM

QUOTE (ryudoadema @ Mar 27 2008, 03:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The E would be good to take whenever you have your largest or only fish oil dose of the day to keep it from oxidizing.



How long did it take you guys to see results? This morning my skin seemed a bit better toned and looked more hydrated.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:07 AM

QUOTE (The Great Reizo @ Mar 28 2008, 10:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How long did it take you guys to see results? This morning my skin seemed a bit better toned and looked more hydrated.


I saw results within a day of taking fish oil.


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Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:19 AM

Yeah this is pretty sweet. So theoretically I am lowering the testosterone/DHT thing with Saw Palmetto, decreasing sebum with fish oil and making it less sticky, helping normalize keratin with Vitamin A, enhancing healing ability with vitamin E, and I'm not too sure how zinc helps but yeah. My diet is mostly proteins, vegetables, and fruits. I cut down on citrus, peanut, milk (haven't drunk milk in almost a month), and bread. I wonder if I should add any other supplements to my reperoitre.

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 12:34 PM

I would NOT mess with saw palmetto. When you mess with already unbalanced hormones, you're asking for trouble. I suffered horrendously with it sad.gif.

But the fish oil/zinc is great. Add in lots of olive oil, vit A, E, C, B and you're good to go.

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 07:08 AM

I take 3g of Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega fish oil a day (more EPA & DHA than most), 1g Borage Oil, and 400 iu DRY Vitamin E (Borage and E both with dinner, fish oil throughout the day).

I've found DRY vitamin E is much more effective.



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Posted 04 April 2008 - 06:18 PM

Hey guys, I got some new supplements and I need some input about how much to take again...


I got a 400 count of Omega 3 Fish oil (without 6 and 9) at 1000 mg a gelcap and L-Lysine 500 mg, as well as B-complex (60 tabs) of the following amounts...

B1 50mg
B2 50mg
B3 50mg
B6 50mg
Folate 400mcg
B12 50mcg
Biotin 50mcg
Pantothenic Acid 50mg

How much do you guys recommend for these new supplements? Do I absolutely have to have 6 and 9 for Omega?


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Posted 06 April 2008 - 11:37 AM

Anyone know the proper amounts for those? Do you guys split up the dosage 1/2 morning and evening?

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Posted 06 April 2008 - 12:15 PM

So taking a lot of fish oil capsules is not harmful? rolleyes.gif I usually take like 6 a day.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 01:01 AM

Hmm, my mom said it was thinning to the blood but honestly I could care less.

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Posted 08 April 2008 - 05:45 AM

QUOTE (Cogito- ergo-sum. @ Apr 6 2008, 01:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So taking a lot of fish oil capsules is not harmful? rolleyes.gif I usually take like 6 a day.


I used to take 15 a day with no problems.