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Re: Fish oil interactions with other supplements mogger

Posted by Hyena on January 22, 2011, at 5:55:21

In reply to Re: Fish oil interactions with other supplements, posted by mogger on January 19, 2011, at 21:03:46

Thanks for the reply. just wondering how you take your EPA.
do you split the doses?
do you take with food?
do you take any DHA with the EPA?
with me, i take a gram with a small meal mid morning usually and i feel the effects about 60 -90 minutes later. this effect can last anywhere from 1 to 6 hours. it can be fairly inconsistant. if i take another dose later in the day i can sometimes get a small effect but never as strong as the first dose. also, if i take more than one gram at once it usually dose nothing for me.
i've discovered through trial and error that taking vitamin E with EPA makes the effect stronger. I take about 800IU vit E with my gram of EPA daily now.
My brand of fish oil has a 7:1 ratio of EPA to DHA. I tried taking a high DHA supplement before and it sent me into a terrible depression after one dose.even closer to a 1:1 ratio will make me depressed after a few days.
I have mixed feelings about fish oil now. I think it has promise but i dont like the fact that i have to be so particular about how i take it for it to work for me.
i confirmed again yesterday that it doesnt go well with other supplements by taking a multi vitamin before the EPA. i felt the effects of the EPA for a couple of hours but then crashed down into a horrible state of depression.
after investigating on the web i discovered a possible reason. apparently fish oil raises levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine along with serotonin and dopamine. too much acetylcholine can cause depression in some people.
maybe some of the other supplements i was taking boost this process and i end up with very high acetylcholine levels.
anyway, i agree with you that getting vitamins from food it better than getting them from a pill. i am trying to eat less processed food these days.
also, do you take any medication with your EPA?




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