Share Facebook
Crohn's Disease Forum » Diet, Fitness, and Supplements » How much fish Oil per day?


11-20-2006, 02:36 AM   #1
Mazen
Senior Member
 
Mazen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
How much fish Oil per day?

How much fish oil should us with IBD take?

I read that it should be about 5 g a day of EPA!!!! Isn't that a lot? Wouldn't it have any adverse reaction?

I'm using one of the highest concentrated fish oils out there. It has 330 mg EPA and 220 DHA. So both are 550 mg. On the bottle they say take 2. So that's 1.1 g per day. Is this enough?
11-20-2006, 09:36 PM   #2
tonya_n_ky
Senior Member
 
tonya_n_ky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hillsville, Virginia
I just started taking it myself and was going to ask the same thing, lol
__________________
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.
Tonya
11-21-2006, 04:37 PM   #3
Dekar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
I just eat fish(salmon) a lot.. .lol
11-22-2006, 04:21 PM   #4
tonya_n_ky
Senior Member
 
tonya_n_ky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hillsville, Virginia
I went to my family doctor today and asked him about it, he said that taking 2 with meals 3 times a day is ok. He said the extra would be flushed out of your system. So that's what I plan on doing and see how it goes.
11-24-2006, 02:37 AM   #5
Mazen
Senior Member
 
Mazen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Hi Tonya. Did you tell the doctor which dose of fish oil you take? As different brands have different concentrations of EPA and DHA.
11-24-2006, 02:40 AM   #6
Mazen
Senior Member
 
Mazen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Dekar. Try to make sure that the Salmon is from the wild and not farmed. As there has been lots of concerns lately on level of contaminants in farmed salmon. Try researching this on the net. I think they say you can only eat farmed Salmon twice per month?

A better solution than eating lots of Salmon is to get a high quality pharmaceutical grade fish oil supplement, that states clearly that it has been tested for contaminants
11-24-2006, 08:39 AM   #7
tonya_n_ky
Senior Member
 
tonya_n_ky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Hillsville, Virginia
Yes. Mine is 1200 mg.....432 mg (EPA) and 288 mg (DHA). I also told him about Daniel's advice on freezing them and he said he had offered it to people and they came back complaining about the taste so he was really excited to learn about that so thanks Daniel.
Reply

Crohn's Disease Forum » Diet, Fitness, and Supplements » How much fish Oil per day?
Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:28 AM.
Copyright 2006-2017 Crohnsforum.com