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    Arrow Should You Take Fish Oils Every Day — Or Just Twice A Week?

    Dr. Frank Shallenberger
    October 3, 2014

    Here's an interesting question. Is it better to consume fish oils on a regular basis every day? Or is it better to consume them intermittently? It's interesting because researchers have pointed out that many fish oil studies don't take this into account.

    For example, it is not likely that someone will be eating fish twice a day as a matter of routine. Statistically, people who eat fish will do it one to three times per week. So maybe that's a better way to store up the valuable oils in fish than by taking them every day as a supplement. Or maybe it would be better to take all your fish oil supplements all at once, or twice a week? A recent study decided to find out if there was a difference. And it turns out that there is.

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    Default Re: Should You Take Fish Oils Every Day — Or Just Twice A Week?

    Great idea! It is important to balance the intake of omega 3 fatty acids in fish oil with the amino acid Carnitine, as well. This forms a lipoprotein which the body recognizes as a natural form; the carnitine controls the oxidation of the omega 3 fatty acids.
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    Default Re: Should You Take Fish Oils Every Day — Or Just Twice A Week?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maurya View Post
    Great idea! ".....carnitine controls the oxidation of the omega 3 fatty acids.
    Thanks for making this point. I was not aware of the benefits of carnitine on omega 3 fish oils. Another point not addressed in the article was the intake of other oils, like omega 6 and 9. The Standard American Diet (SAD) is excessively heavy in omega 6 oils--especially high in hydrogenated vegetable oils. So, "when and how much" omega-3 oil one consumes should also be determined by the amount of omega-6 consumed. In other words, the balance between omega 3, 6, & 9 oils is important.

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    Default Re: Should You Take Fish Oils Every Day — Or Just Twice A Week?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Wizard View Post
    So, "when and how much" omega-3 oil one consumes should also be determined by the amount of omega-6 consumed. In other words, the balance between omega 3, 6, & 9 oils is important.
    Once again, here is an area of life where balance and proportion is more important than absolute numbers. Thanks Mr Wizard!

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