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Fish oil - Healthy or not?

Old 06-11-18, 10:59 PM
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Fish oil - Healthy or not?

Anyone here take fish oil supplements for preventing heart disease? Every year I read an article that says it has no benefits followed by months later with another article that says it provides benefits.
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

No way in hell. I was at my doctor the other day for a physical and I saw a fish oil sales rep in the lobby. I am healthier than every man on this planet except Donald Trump, but my doctor tried giving me some BS about my blood work showing slight signs of hypertension and ebola. I knew what he was up to — big kick backs from fish oil boy in the lobby. Sure enough, he tried prescribing me unnecessary high-dollar fish oil.

I called him out on that shit, and boy was he surprised! Big Fish ain’t getting fat off this guy.
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

Fish oil has a good number of benefits, so it isn't snake oil, but it isn't as vital as some sources try to make it sound, and it makes your piss smell worse.
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
No way in hell. I was at my doctor the other day for a physical and I saw a fish oil sales rep in the lobby. I am healthier than every man on this planet except Donald Trump, but my doctor tried giving me some BS about my blood work showing slight signs of hypertension and ebola. I knew what he was up to — big kick backs from fish oil boy in the lobby. Sure enough, he tried prescribing me unnecessary high-dollar fish oil.

I called him out on that shit, and boy was he surprised! Big Fish ain’t getting fat off this guy.




But yeah, Fish Oil may have some health benefits. No down-side as far as I'm aware. I take it sometimes but not too often.
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I told you to keep my nickname, ‘fish oil boy’, on the downlow!
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I told you to keep my nickname, ‘fish oil boy’, on the downlow!
This completely changes my answer.
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
No way in hell. I was at my doctor the other day for a physical and I saw a fish oil sales rep in the lobby. I am healthier than every man on this planet except Donald Trump, but my doctor tried giving me some BS about my blood work showing slight signs of hypertension and ebola. I knew what he was up to — big kick backs from fish oil boy in the lobby. Sure enough, he tried prescribing me unnecessary high-dollar fish oil.

I called him out on that shit, and boy was he surprised! Big Fish ain’t getting fat off this guy.


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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

When I turned 50 I did a ton of research, spoke to Dr, etc. Basically come to believe supplements in general are BS. Unless by chance you have a very specific, diagnosed deficiency. And in can be in some cases harmful. At the very least you would be better off just throwing money in the trash every month.

The one exception does seem to be fish oil. Dr, research everything seems to be a positive on this. However also everything I’ve read is that the vast majority of benefit can can come from relatively low amounts which can easily be done through normal diet.

And since things got way more complicated trying to figure out which fish oil tablets were the best (Walmart brand was penny’s, boutique brands were super expensive) I just make a point to eat fish regularly and forget the supplement. Again unless you have a diagnosed issue that cannot be addressed by diet alone (which would be rare and tested much more extensive than annual check up).

Also, if just a general cholesterol issue, exercise can vastly improve. I mean night and day improve.
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

I take Norwegian Cod Liver Oil (because the Omega-3 fish oil capsules are too big for me to swallow). I believe it has heart-health benefits, if it didn't I wouldn't bother. I'm sure there are just as many sources that will tell you it has no health benefits just as the sources who say they do. I do what I think is right for me.

https://www.webmd.com/hypertension-h...blood-pressure
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
No way in hell. I was at my doctor the other day for a physical and I saw a fish oil sales rep in the lobby. I am healthier than every man on this planet except Donald Trump, but my doctor tried giving me some BS about my blood work showing slight signs of hypertension and ebola. I knew what he was up to — big kick backs from fish oil boy in the lobby. Sure enough, he tried prescribing me unnecessary high-dollar fish oil.

I called him out on that shit, and boy was he surprised! Big Fish ain’t getting fat off this guy.
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

Most fish oil is from the cheapest fish available. I'd recommend HealthWise fish oils if you must take any. If you don't notice anything in a month...stop the dosage altogether.

Also, try to eat salmon or trout or tuna (not canned).
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Also, try to eat salmon or trout or tuna (not canned).
Can the salmon be canned though?
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Most fish oil is from the cheapest fish available. I'd recommend HealthWise fish oils if you must take any. If you don't notice anything in a month...stop the dosage altogether.

Also, try to eat salmon or trout or tuna (not canned).
What do you think would be "noticed"? Fish oil is claimed to help with issues that have no outward symptoms. And while it seems to help with hypertension, it's no substitute for BP meds.
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Most fish oil is from the cheapest fish available. I'd recommend HealthWise fish oils if you must take any. If you don't notice anything in a month...stop the dosage altogether.

Also, try to eat salmon or trout or tuna (not canned).
Notice? What would one notice?
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

I had to switch from fish oil to krill oil after I developed an allergy to some kinds of finned fish. Took me quite a while to figure that one out.
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

Originally Posted by Abob Teff View Post
No way in hell. I was at my doctor the other day for a physical and I saw a fish oil sales rep in the lobby. I am healthier than every man on this planet except Donald Trump, but my doctor tried giving me some BS about my blood work showing slight signs of hypertension and ebola. I knew what he was up to — big kick backs from fish oil boy in the lobby. Sure enough, he tried prescribing me unnecessary high-dollar fish oil.

I called him out on that shit, and boy was he surprised! Big Fish ain’t getting fat off this guy.
Perfect, you just need to radiate a bit more barely suppressed rage.
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

I eat a pretty fair amount of tuna, salmon, sardines, etc. (canned, frozen and fresh) so I likely don't need supplements.
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Can the salmon be canned though?
I wouldn't recommend it. I only eat fresh salmon. Canned just tastes nasty.

One exception, is you get your canned salmon from the local reservations, such as what I've done in the past. They just use basic salt, and some even sea salt or pink if requested.

But as a mass production canned salmon thing? I'd pass. Just buy the non-farm salmon from a trusted store. You might get by from some place like TJ's or Whole Foods, but once again, I don't know for sure as I haven't checked...and I don't have the trust in these stores as I once did--you really have to be careful now, versus 6-10 years ago.
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Notice? What would one notice?
Not dying.
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Notice? What would one notice?
If you don't notice any benefits from the oils (we're talking actual benefits--the benefits you want to get from the oils---not just psychological), don't pretend the next month will magically be the one. Just toss the shit in the trash.


And have all the cats in the neighborhood thank you personally, of course.
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

I've read that a lot of the fish oil that is peddled is rancid nastiness. You need to be careful what you buy. Personally, I try just try to eat more sashimi, poke and wild salmon.
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But yeah, Fish Oil may have some health benefits. No down-side as far as I'm aware. I take it sometimes but not too often.
There is Big Fish Oil's money hard at work!!



My eye doctor told me to take it as the fluid in my eyes is getting thicker as I get older. I am horrible about taking it so I am not sure if it is helping. It does give me indigestion a lot of times.
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Re: Fish oil - Healthy or not?

As a supplement, it's not for me. And I've tried to make it work.

For some people, maybe. I'm most balanced when I drink a protein supplement. And that has about everything I could want in my nutrition. Most supplements create unwanted side effects for me.
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...Personally, I try just try to eat more sashimi, poke and wild salmon.
Yep. Wild salmon at least once a week + leftovers for lunch. We stock our freezer each year with salmon dipnetted from the Chitina River.
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I've read that a lot of the fish oil that is peddled is rancid nastiness. You need to be careful what you buy. Personally, I try just try to eat more sashimi, poke and wild salmon.
Most definitely. In addition, I noticed that the cheaper fish oils would freeze solid when put in the freezer (did this to a friend of mine's capsules because I was curious). This means hardly any oil in those capsules.
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