Question regarding high doses of fish oil

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  1. Turismo Green Belt

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    Recently I downloaded the free Precision Nutrition starter pack being offered on their website and in this pack Dr,John Berardi reccomends taking a multi vitamin every day alongside 1gram of fish oil per percentage of body fat for the first 2 weeks before reducing it by half.

    I'm interested in understanding his thought process in reccomending this and also looking for reassurances when it comes to avoiding some sort of vitamin toxicity as a consequence of consuming such high doses.

    You see I'm relatively new to nutrition and when each of my fish oil capsules contain 100% of the otherwise reccomended A & D vitamins I have some concerns swallowing 20 of them right after a multivitamin!

    Thanks in advance guys.
     
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  2. Codger Purple Belt

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    Could be wrong but I'd be surprised if there is hard science behind those recommendations. People like Beradi have to keep coming up with stuff to stay in business and so they make out they've got it all sorted out with figures on various nutrients. But as far as I'm aware, the science simply doesn't exist to come up with such specific figures. There isn't even any evidence saying that multivitamins are a good thing for most people: https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/more-evidence-that-routine-multivitamin-use-should-be-avoided/

    The initial positive flurry of studies for fish oil have had the shine taken off them more recently. There is even one paper linking high fish oil intake to aggressive prostate cancer risk. It's probably safe but nobody can be 100% sure. It might have some health benefits.

    Given that it's quite clear that nobody knows the full effects of any of these supplements long term, the only sensible path would appear to be to ignore any recommendations requiring you to take lots of pills or potions on a daily basis as there is no way they can be making those recommendations based on hard science rather than some speculation based on a few studies.

    Others will disagree I'm sure.
     
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    That is a shit load of fat. Oil still has about 20% saturated fats. Just seems excessive.
     
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    I don't understand the necessity of it personally. There are enough guys backing what they claim with actual peer reviewed articles that I am not going to just follow a suggestion of consuming 20 fish oil pills on a whim.
     
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    Just make sure you get enough linolenic acid and Vitamin B3/B6 for the DGLA conversion and you won't need to worry about getting enough fish oil. Do that and take a couple FO pills and you will be fine.
     
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    Vitamin B3 all day, son
     
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    Just another gimmick.
     
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  9. dat1978 Purple Belt

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    You sure you have that dosing correct?
     
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  10. Demogoblin Black Belt

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    my friends dog swallowed a whole bottle of fish oill as a puppy and he survived i dont think anything will happen except you might get diaherra
     
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  11. Codger Purple Belt

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    Reading that it seems that O3 is the same as most foods - it "causes" and "cures" cancers to a very minor degree. I.e. as usual, eat sensible amounts and forget about it. No point in forcing loads down all the time.

    IMO its supposedly positive effects on joint health are massively overblown. The scientific evidence looks weak and certainly my own experience bear that out.
     
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  12. denmarker White Belt

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    sorry how can i get enough linolenic acid and vit b3/b6?
     
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  13. denmarker White Belt

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    such a large quantity in a day, the dog's body may have eject it...
    but if a humand takes a large quantity day after day after day, may be a different story altogether
     
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