Best omega oil nutritional supplements according to redditors

We found 425 Reddit comments discussing the best omega oil nutritional supplements. We ranked the 132 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/vedgehammer · 17 pointsr/vegan

First, sorry for your loss. Let her know that if she needs any advice or support in regards to the miscarriage there's resources at the Star Legacy Foundation.

Her therapist is correct -- Kind of. Omega-3 oils have some indication of increasing fertility but she doesn't need to eat fish. There's a vegan Omega-3 DHA supplement available.

Truthfully all vegans should supplement with this, it's under recommended.

u/YahwehTheDevil · 17 pointsr/vegan

>weight gain

Weight gain happens when you consume more calories than you burn. It can happen on any diet, although it's more difficult on a plant-based diet because we get a lot of fiber.


That's strange, because my acne cleared up when I stopped consuming dairy.

>vertical lines in my nails

This is a symptom of a B12 deficiency, and may be the cause of your depression, anxiety, and loss of energy, since it's a crucial vitamin for mental health. I recommend ordering this multivitamin ASAP, as well as talking to your doctor about getting B12 shots.

Edit: Nevermind about the B12, I see that you've been taking it regularly already. I'm not sure what else those lines could mean. Maybe try this supplement? recommends that vegans supplement zinc, especially if they work out a lot.

>depression and anxiety. This is probably the worst one for me. I get major social anxiety and my social support network has shrunk

It's difficult to look at people the same way when you know that they're contributing to the incredible suffering of so many helpless animals, which in turn makes it more difficult to socialize and connect with them. I've experienced social isolation too, and unfortunately I don't have a good solution for it, other than to take comfort in the fact that we're growing and may become a majority in our lifetime.

Aside from B12, you may want to buy some algae-based omega-3 supplements. Although the research on supplementation is inconclusive, EPA and DHA are essential fatty acids that only occur naturally in fish and are vital for brain function.

And finally, you should cut out the junk food! My mood tanks very quickly when I eat like shit, and I'm sure that it's not doing you any favors.

u/DragoneyeIIVX · 16 pointsr/vegan

A) Congrats!

B) This is the stuff I use

u/helswake · 15 pointsr/vegan

>omega-3 which can only come from fish

Long-chain omega3s (EPA and DHA) in fish comes from the algae they consume... you can get vegan algae-based EPA/DHA supplements. Short chain omega3, ALA, is found in many vegetables, and especially in flaxseed, chia seeds, hempseeds, and walnuts. Our body can convert ALA to EPA/DHA.

> we must not try to look, hypocrite, when pouring that follow your heart dressing on our salads.

Bad wording aside, FYH dressing is vegan, containing flaxseed-oil and hempseeds for it's omega3 content. Check the ingredients.

u/sgt_beaver · 12 pointsr/VeganChill

I’ve been taking this for maybe 2 years now, no complaints. Gives me orange flavored burps...a plus?

u/Carmack · 12 pointsr/nutrition

You could always get these fatty acids from algae.

Here's where I get mine (I get my ALA from flaxseeds and my Omega 6s from walnuts but my DHA and EPA come from these vegcaps):

Potent Vegan Omega 3 Supplement w/ Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamin E, DHA & EPA - Vegetarian Algae based & Non GMO Time-Release Capsules - Improve Eye, Heart, & Brain Health - Better than Fish Oil - by Amala Vegan

And here are some Amazon links to competing products so you know I'm an animal-friend and not a shill for Amala:

Ovega-3 Vegetarian Softgels, 500 mg, 60 Count

Deva Nutrition Vegan DHA-EPA Nutritional Supplement Softgel, 300 mg, 90 Count

Source Naturals Vegan Omega-3s EPA-DHA, Omega-3s for Heart and Brain Health Fish Oil Alternative

Happy supplementing. :)

u/TimStevensEng · 12 pointsr/vegetarian
u/safebrowseatwork · 9 pointsr/confession

Found this browsing /r/all.

I was in a similar boat to you: sex with someone new was a mix of excitement, slight fear stemming from performance anxiety, and simply nervousness. I'm sure you can relate to the feelings of emasculation when a man can't be a "man" - we all know it's embarrassing to say the least!

I take adderall, which gives me a permanent dopamine boost all day, followed by a seemingly permanent deficiency at the end of the day and beyond; in addition, I'm exist in a state of "fight or flight" because of how adderall interacts with your systems and pumps adrenaline, always. My libido was absolutely shot and I had similar problems to you. I was getting pretty desperate. I tried a lot of stuff, did a lot of research, tried more things, but ultimately, most, if not all, of it went no where.

I found some forums after entering [ +"adderall" +"libido loss"] into Google (without the [ ]) and found a wealth of information after sorting through the shit. I'd searched before, had varied success, but this time was different - I took the time to dig, research, find, and learn!

Often users of prescription meds like adderall, opiates, or anti-depressants find that libido destruction is a primary side effect, an exceedingly common one; the good news, however, is that loads of dudes are fed up having the same problems and have taken their issues into their own hands - they guinea pigged their bodies, desperate for resolution! These dudes are basically martyrs, so bless them for their diligence and hard work!

The solutions I found were interesting.

I learned that people often take some combination of the following pills; for me, however, I just bought them all and have experimented with doses, frequency, and combinations.

  • DHEA

  • L-Arginine

  • Fish Oil

  • L-Theanine

    Adderall also plays with my blood pressure and, with everything else, namely adrenaline, my extremities aren't getting the proper blood flow; since taking these supplements, I now wake up with erections again --something I didn't realize had stopped happening!-- and have erections hard enough to club a seal to death with.

    These have been an absolute god-send for me.

    If you don't happen to read this, then I hope this helps someone else.
u/sports__fan · 9 pointsr/Fitness

The benefits far outweigh the downsides. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids for the average person is roughly 15-to-1. Lower ratios are linked to many health benefits [Simopoulos].

That said if you're going to supplement (rather than just eat more fish), do your research and buy a quality brand. Check EPA and DHA content to make sure you're not buying something that's mostly filler. Also, if you're worried about side effects—and possibly absorption rate—find a brand in natural triglyceride form rather than synthetic ethyl esters. NurtaSea and Nordic Naturals are two good options. For the most part, you get what you pay for. Good brands generally aren't cheap.

u/[deleted] · 9 pointsr/getdisciplined

Five years ago, I was in a similar position as yours. I wrote about my experience here, with my advice in its child comment. It has been a long struggle, but I have dedicated myself to climbing out of the pit, and I am making great progress.

A couple addenda:

-I believe that supplements are absolutely critical to mental health; many people on a Western diet lack essential nutrients, and these deficiencies prevent their brains from functioning properly. I am discovering that what helps the most is omega-3s from either fish oil or an algae product called Ovega-3, B12, D3, and magnesium. I will also tentatively recommend L-theanine and lithium orotate. You can find an amazing write-up on these supplements, as well as many others, at If you do nothing else, take the first four supplements that I listed, with meals that contain adequate fat for proper digestion: I can nearly guarantee that you will feel better within a week.

-Although I have not done it personally, I have heard great things about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for improving mood, and the research on them looks incredibly promising. They are an extension of Buddhism and meditation, which teaches people to be present in the current moment and allows them to focus on being positive now rather than dwelling on negative experiences from the past. It would probably be best to do this with a therapist, but if you don't have access to one, there seems to be a lot of online resources to use as well.

Edit: Changed some wording and added links to the Ovega-3 product and a site with extensive information on supplements.

u/_-Al · 8 pointsr/vegan

Depends on who you ask, but I think the only one who has actually made the research is Dr. Joel Fuhrman and he says that yep, you need a low-dose algae-based supplement (not fish, because it's been proved that fish-oil supplements are prejudicial due to a number of pollutants) of about 150mg of DHA and EPA. It costs about 10$/month, at least here in Spain. This is what I take, and it's available internationally

Edit: Here is the source, btw. They're asking for voluntary contributions so they can keep researching with vegans :)

Edit 2: don't stop taking your daily teaspoon of flaxseeds/chia seeds, btw, it helps.

u/derision · 7 pointsr/Supplements

Here, I can save you some money.

NOW Ultra Omega 3 Fish Oil 360 caps $40.50

u/forkingresponsibly · 7 pointsr/vegan
u/Copacetic_Curse · 7 pointsr/worldnews

Avoiding animal products is not a new thing at all. We know that individuals have been been practicing what is essentially veganism since the first century. India has had a large vegetarian population for centuries and there are cultures where it is completely normal.

You can eat algae pretty easily. And if you don't want to do that your body can convert the ALA from food like flax seed and walnuts. The iron available in plants is perfect for the vast majority of people.

> omnivores who function most efficiently on a diet of both meat and plants

Definitely want to see a source on that.

u/feathereddinos · 6 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You're so welcome!

Hmm, I see. That is strange. I'm not an expert, but,,,

Perhaps it would be that:

- You are sensitive to some or combo of ingredients common in watery layers. Some things that irritate your skin can make it feel dry and tight as well, instead of rashes or acne-like stuff. Like if you were sensitive to butylene glycol (very commonly used in watery things), or plant extracts or essential oils/fragrance that is making your skin react. I have heard some people are sensitive to certain pH adjusters/preservatives as well. It's all very individual.

- Some skin need some amount of exfoliation before watery layers and other stuff to penetrate. If your skin woes aren't caused by getting dehydrated via overexfoliation, I would maybe try a AHA to gently take away some of the top layers to let the other stuff penetrate. AHA can be hydrating as well, while BHA can be drying (but anti-inflammatory). The gentlest options are PHA (polyhydroxy acid) like lactobionic acid, and AHAs like mandelic acid, and lactic acid. Glycolic may be too harsh. PHA and mandelic are the gentlest options, as far as I know.

- There isn't enough water before/inbetween steps. I would probably use a hydrating mist right after washing and in-between layering stuff. The humectants work by absorbing water around them, so it is helpful to have as much water before the occlusives as possible.

- There are ingredients that tend to be drying in your watery layers, like alcohol. Or they're just not optimal formulations. Even some stuff with alcohol can be quite moisturizing, if they're formulated right.

- Your humectants and occlusives just aren't cutting it. Personally, just using cerave cream or vaseline or aquaphor didn't help me when my skin was at the deepest dank dehydrated place, lol. I had to use ASSLOADS of really effective humectants and occlusives as much as possible. That meant incorporating urea and lanolin, panthenol, allantoin, etc. on top of everything else like ceramides. This is just a personal hypothesis, but I think what my skin needed was healing, not just moisturizing. I was CHRONICALLY stressed, which lowered my immune system, and prevented my skin from healing as readily. I needed stuff that would really HEAL instead of just provide moisture. What I also needed most was to get enough sleep at the right time, and do exercise or meditation or whatever else to keep my stress levels lower. Your skin can't heal no matter how much stuff you throw at it if you aren't letting your body rest and stop being so inflamed, y'know? And that starts internally.

Getting optimal nutrition I think helped me a lot as well. I wasn't getting enough sunlight and nutrition in my diet, too. I take vitamin d supplements (5,000 IU daily, in the morning) because getting it through that is better than damaging your skin outside baking under sunlight, which has DNA-destroying effects. And take vitamin k2 MK-4 & MK-7 because it's important to take it with vitamin d, to properly direct calcium into the right places (so you don't get calcium deposits aka stones and shit). Vitamin K is quite rare in food, but they're important in dental and bone health. You can get K2 MK-4 in egg yolk, but it goes in and out of your system very quickly, like within a few hours. K2 MK-7 can be found in food like natto, but I'm not Japanese and don't eat natto, so I get it in supplement form. It's VERY rarely found in food, and it actually stays in your system unlike MK-4.

Having balanced omega fats in your diet is important as well. We need something like 1:1-1:4 Omega 3 to Omega 6 to keep inflammation down and be in optimal health. Americans are at something crazy like 1:16 to 1:24 or something like that. Because we eat so much bread and other types of meat and stuff like that, and not enough seafood. Humans have evolved eating lots of seafood, so that is what we should be eating to be in optimal health (optimal, not just alive, lol). I don't eat a ton of seafood, altho I'm Asian, but I do have different types of fish and seaweed in occasion.

Instead, I take fish oil pills. You can't just take any fish oil pills as many have shown to be rancid, or have high levels of mercury and other toxic heavy metals. And you're better off not taking in any oxidized oils than not taking anything at all. The one I have found that has the best EPA/DHA levels and best bang for buck is NOW Foods Ultra Omega-3 (they have another fish oil, but this is different). You can check out this site for highly ranked supplements here:

But you don't need to take all these supplements and stuff if you have a good diet. I just take those three (vitamin d, vitamin k, and fish oil) because I'm lacking them in my diet. It's something that many Americans lack in their diet as well (I'm not sure what nationality you are). And you don't want to just nilly willy take vitamins and shit without researching them first, especially fat-soluble ones, as they build up inside you instead of getting flushed out if you have too much, like water-soluble ones.

On top of that, I would also just keep myself hydrated as well. Not that drinking water is directly correlated to skin hydration, but it's just good to keep hydrated. It's not enough to just drink a ton of water, keeping the electrolytes balanced plays an important part, too. You can't be "hydrated" if your electrolytes are totally out of whack. Which is also why you can't just give a dehydrated person who's been out stuck somewhere before being found just straight up water and kill them lol. (But really, don't worry about that electrolyte stuff, unless you're an athlete or something. Just drink a ton of water.)

To calculate the amount of water you should try to be drinking everyday is your weight in lbs * 0.66 (or .67 doesn't matter). For example, I weigh 143 lbs, so 143 * 0.66 = about 94 fl ounces of water a day. Feeling thirsty means you have already become dehydrated long before that.


u/JustARogue · 6 pointsr/Fitness

I'm not sure if you are a troll...

>What about your Omega-3s?

Take a fish oil supplment. I take this one...

>Monos and polys?

This is way to specific to worry about.


Have a salad as listed above.

>Complete proteins?

Yeah, you are just spouting buzzwords without understanding them. Any meat source is a complete protein.

> You know that sugar is a leading cause of many major diseases right?

Source? Like a medical or journal source too, not "Tina's Natural Living Blog".

>You ever see the pink slime that makes up the nuggets and burgers and whatever else "food" is served at fast food places?

And pink slime was found to be an overblown media hype thing the past year or so. The whole controversy is over it being called "meat" which by definition has to be muscle tissue. It can be made up of connective tissue which under FDA guidelines can't carry the "meat" name. It may not be "meat" but it is from cow carcass. Source:

>Many people in the bodybuilding community love to drop iifym whenever convenient. But look at people who are actually healthy and lean and fit long term, I bet almost all of them are eating quality whole foods 90% of the time.

If you don't have a source, I really don't care about your conjecture. It's all HPRD (Highly Precise Rectal Data). I can say 90% percent of Fittors are idiots, but without any data there is no ground for me to stand on.

u/xXChocowhoaXx · 6 pointsr/vegan

Deva makes vegan DHA supplements, and it costs about $20 on Amazon for a 3 month supply. I just ordered them today so I don't know how well they'll work.

Make sure you try to do little brain exercises too. Supplements may help, but trying to improve your memory will take effort as well.

If someone has a better suggestion or more suggestions, I'm open to them. I also have an awful memory :(

u/borahorzagobuchol · 6 pointsr/vegan

I had some time, I hope this helps, sorry that it made me pretty mad the farther in I got =)

>A vegan diet never sustained any traditional culture

This is an extremely selective take on the source material. Weston Price reported that several healthy groups of people who were lacto-vegetarian or pisco-vegan. At most this would be an argument for vegetarianism, not the omnivore diet that the author is now advocating. More importantly, the logic is terrible, even setting aside whether or not we should be taking Weston Price and his legacy foundation seriously.

There is no necessary connection between the supposed fact that no ancestral diets were vegan and the idea that a vegan diet is unhealthy. Just as there is no necessary connection between the fact that no traditional culture had a lifespan over 60 years and the fact none of them listened to the radio. Without a solid argument of why a vegan diet is unhealthy this claim only lends the appearance of providing evidence when, in fact, it relies on subsequent claims that should be accepted or dismissed on their own merit. So this ought to be dismissed entirely until the claims are established independently and then only accepted as a tenuously possible interesting explanation of other known facts.

> Vegan diets do not provide fat-soluble vitamins A and D

So she readily admits that you can get enough vitamin A by eating vegan foods, but tries to dismiss this as difficult and undone by various disorders. Well, vegan sources worked for impoverished children in Mozambique well enough. Vitamin A can also be supplemented easy enough, like for these children in Venezuela. As for the disorders, sure, lots of disorders can interfere with proper nutrition. That is why we should all go to the doctor regularly for checkups and tests, regardless of our diet. Personally, I've never even heard of a vegan being deficient in vitamin A, but anything can happen.

As for vitamin D, this is actually more important. Yes, it should concern vegans. However, it should in fact concern most everyone because tons of people in northern climates or who work indoors are deficient. It is extremely easy to supplement with vegan sources and can be readily obtained just by spending enough time in the sun. The "useable" vitamin D bit is a canard. Yes D3 has been shown by some studies to be better absorbed than vegan D2, but D2 is definitely absorbed and the solution when necessary is simply to supplement at a slightly higher level for vegans who are deficient. As above, I recommend visiting a doctor for this, they can test your blood for D levels and give a recommendation based on their findings.

>Vegan diets often rely heavily on soy

Sure, so if you have any problem with it don't eat it. There are a ton of complete sources of protein out there. I'm actually surprised that she mentioned soy protein powder and bars, because other than a couple athletes, none of the vegans I know rely on these to get enough protein.

On the other hand, if you have no problems with soy whatsoever, (and most people do not) then this is another non-issue. The last person I talked to who was having problems with soy was drinking ~2 gallons of soymilk a day. That is probably way to much, don't consume that much.

>Vegan diets do not provide vitamin K2

As someone else pointed out in this thread, the Japanese traditional food natto does provide K2 derived from its creation process. Still, having lived in Japan I wouldn't personally want to eat natto on a regular basis, or ever again. However, from what I've read this also isn't a problem for most vegans, human gut bacteria produces K2 on its own. As the blog linked to above notes, if this were a problem for vegans it would show up in the studies comparing clotting rates, but it doesn't.

> Ethical omnivorism supports a healthy planet

I can't even begin to get into how inane this argument is, which seems focused on this weak claim, "vegan diets ten[d] to demand a higher quantity of cereal grains and soy."

Once we get to the point where 70% of US grain is not going to feed livestock and all the major fisheries are not in the process of being entirely wiped out, then we can talk about the fantasy world in which bison roam freely through the towns of Kansas and all the meat we eat comes from free-range goats locally sourced in New Zealand.

I can't even tell you the number of times I hear this argument from people who I later find eating a hamburger at a local restaurant without a second thought as to where it came from, or putting a picture of sizzling bacon they got from the grocery store on their blog. The simple fact is that eliminating meat from human diet would be such a titanic reduction in environmental carrying cost to the planet that whatever fractional gain might theoretically be had from occasionally supplementing with seasonal and local free range meat to avoid complete reliance on plant matter is quite insignificant in comparison.

> Real Food > Fake Food

This isn't even an argument. It is just superstition and cultural bias wrapped up in the shell of an argument. Who cares what humans have been doing for thousands of years? Are we to bring back slavery cause it was functional much longer than the industrial wage system? For that matter, what the heck makes imprisoning cows, artificially inseminating them, machine milking them, homogenizing the milk, then churning the product until it hardens into a semi-solid state more "natural" than combining a bunch of plant based material to produce something that looks and tastes similar? If she is so worried about this "natural vs artificial" false dichotomy, she can go eat an apple (genetically modified by humans for millenia) and avoid both forms of processed food altogether.

> Vegan isn’t the answer to autoimmune disease

Right... if I only had a nickel for every time someone told me a story of two separate phenomena which they have linked as essentially causal in their mind, but which we don't even have the data yet to establish so much as a correlative link, then I wouldn't have much money cause nickels aren't worthy much. Still, this is seriously going off the deep end. She actually links to a book that claims you can treat Autism and Dyslexia by managing the gut bacteria. I don't even know for a fact that these claims are false, only that no scientist on the planet yet knows that they are true.

> You must take life to have life

Wow. Yes, field mice are killed in harvesting grain. If she is so concerned about this, why doesn't she advocate for methods of driving field mice out of their burrows before harvesting, rather than simply accepting their death? Or no longer ever feeding a single grain to cattle whose conversation to the protein that winds up for dinner is so inefficient that it requires the death of an order of magnitude more mice?

The fact is that veganism isn't about no living thing dying. My skin cells and the bacteria in my stomach are dying as we speak. Who cares? I don't believe in magical plant and amoeba souls that are somehow more important than or equivalent to the thinking, feeling, caring, sentient creatures that meat eaters kill, maim and imprison for luxury food.

Also, just to be clear, plant communication has nothing whatsoever to do with intelligence. They don't have nervous systems, they don't have brains, they don't have anything with which to cognate. The "communication" being referred to by the sourced she cites is an intentional misreading of a scientific term meant to indicate transmission of chemicals. Then again, maybe they think the Earth is intelligent because there is communication between the mantle and the core.

> Vegan diets are deficient in vitamin B12 and iron

Getting bored with her at this point. Yes, these are two vitamins of which vegans should be aware. Both can be tested, both can be supplemented if found short. You almost get the impression from this article that most meat eaters are not deficient in various nutrients. Heck, since less than 1% of people in the US are vegan and B12 is a problem specific to vegans, why are 20% of people over 50 borderline deficient in B12?

> Animal fats offer unique nutrients

Omega 3, yet another nutrient that is low for almost everybody. This is the same argument over again. Everyone in my family takes an Ovega-3 to avoid this EPA and DHA issue altogether. I'm not remotely convinced that it is necessary, the studies certainly are not conclusive. Most likely, bodily conversion of flax seed will do you fine as well as chia seeds, beans, cabbage, mangoes, wild rice, etc.

The whole "saturated fat is great" bit is still a fad not established by science. Yes, there have been a couple exploratory studies suggesting the possibility, but credible institutions like Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical and the American Heart Association still advise against it. And the bit about cholesterol is purposefully obtuse, the human body manufactures more than enough cholesterol on its own. The idea that dietary cholesterol is a "key part of wellness" is based on nothing but hot air.

u/Vulpyne · 6 pointsr/vegan

There actually are a number of vegan EPA/DHA combined supplements:

Name|Approx cost per serving|DHA|EPA
Deva DHA & EPA|$0.22|120-140mg|60-80mg
Ovega-3 DHA EPA|$0.32|320mg|130mg
Opti3 EPA & DHA|$0.66 †|400mg|200mg

Ovega-3 seems like the best deal at the moment unless you really want EPA.

If you take their 3 for 2 offer, otherwise it's $29.99 rather than $19.99 per bottle.

u/eastmancl · 5 pointsr/Fitness

My favorite fish oil:
It's the cheapest for the amount of EPA/DHA I've found.

As far as multis, there are a few good ones, my favorite is Controlled Lab's Orange Triad, mostly for the extra joint support.

u/krallfish · 5 pointsr/xxfitness


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  • Mary Jane's Pain Relief Salve. Not exactly legal in all US states (yet), but this stuff works better than any salve I have ever used.
  • Arnica Gel. I put this on any bruising I get from the barbell after a workout and the bruises heal much faster!
  • Life Extension Fish Oil. My favorite fish oil ever.
u/thegr8dv8 · 5 pointsr/islam

I take the ovega brand. It is an algae based DHA and EPA oil. The capsule is plant based, no gelatin.

u/gbig2 · 5 pointsr/Vegetarianism

No reason, no benefit to adding fish back into your diet. If you buy into the Omega 3 thing, get it from a pure source with no PCBs and mercury:

Here's a link to a study you might find interesting:

Fish Does Not Protect the Heart, Researchers Say

New Study in American Journal of Cardiology Challenges Belief that Fish Consumption Reduces Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

WASHINGTON—Consumers who think eating fish does their body good may want to think again. A new study in the May issue of the American Journal of Cardiology suggests that fish consumption does not improve heart health or prevent coronary heart disease. The supposed heart benefits associated with a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids from fish likely result from the convergence of higher fish intakes with overall healthier dietary patterns, rather than any specific benefit of omega-3 fatty acids from fish, according to the study, whose authors include health experts with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).

The study is based on analysis of the Diabetic Control and Complications Trial database, which tracked nutritional data for 1,441 Americans over nine years. Researchers found that participants consuming the most omega-3 fatty acids from fish generally consume less saturated fat and more dietary fiber. Meanwhile, participants eating less fish but greater quantities of other meats consume more overall saturated fat and less fiber. This finding suggests that improved heart health, often attributed to fish consumption, actually results from a generally healthier dietary pattern, including higher intakes of fiber and lower intakes of saturated fat, rather than the fish itself. David Cundiff, M.D., Amy Lanou, Ph.D., and Claudio Nigg, Ph.D. analyzed the dataset and authored the American Journal of Cardiology study.

“Fish is not a boon for good health as consumers are often led to believe,” says study coauthor Amy Joy Lanou, Ph.D., a senior nutrition scientist with PCRM and assistant professor of health and wellness at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. “Fish has a questionable role in heart-disease prevention and contains surprisingly high levels of mercury and other toxins, as well as fat and cholesterol, making it a poor dietary choice. Consumers have good reason to steer clear of fish.”

u/thehorrorofnonbeing · 5 pointsr/vegan

I worry about what it is going to be like being pregnant and vegan all the time, since I figure it's going to happen sooner than I think! So, I tend to remember some of the resources that I come across.

Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist, doctor, or medical professional, so these are suggestions for further resources, not scholarly advice.

When you say your diet is "pretty simple," does that mean simple as in a lot of "whole" foods where most of the preparation is done at home? If this is the case, eating a varied, calorically-sufficient diet will do a lot of good--that "well-planned" diet thing. Of course, processed isn't necessarily a bad thing--remember that basics like fortified nondairy milk, tofu, and even seitan are "processed." However, each of these can still be healthy (especially because baked tofu, rice, and veggies is easy and healthy for those nights you/your wife won't want to cook).

As far as supplements, B12 is of course the big one. For a complete look at general vegan nutrition, and some discussion both of vegan pregnancy/raising vegan kids, take a look at Vegan for Life, which is an accessible but science-based look at how to manage macro and micronutrient consumption while being vegan (including a look at supplements.)

You may want to take omega-3, but consult your doctor; I think research is pretty clear these days that they're good for you, but YMMV, especially during pregnancy. Ovega-3 has both DHA and EPA from algae sources; the conversion rate of ALA omega-3s, found in plants, is pretty low and not well understood, so flaxseed oil (while great) is probably not going to suffice.

Colleen Patrick Goudreau discusses supplementation and makes some suggestions for resources.

Pocket reference! The Vegan Guide to Pregnancy is pretty well-reviewed, from what I know, and I hear it recommended. Also, poking around Amazon from there will help you find some additional references. Probably worth it to have a few books on hand, as well as the internet.

Other thoughts:

  • Find a supportive doctor! (This you'll probably have to Google.) While I/Reddit/the rest of the internet may kind of know what's going on, a doctor who knows you and your wife and isn't sneering at your diet will be invaluable. Veganism has become (somewhat more) mainstream lately, so you may be able to find resources for that.

  • The people telling you/your wife that the baby needs eggs, milk and dairy probably (at least sort of) mean well, and everybody has a way they did it when they were pregnant, and just look at their little angel--it must be the best way! But most of them probably just don't know any better. So try not to get too upset with them (though if they carry on in such a way for the duration of the pregnancy, no one would blame you.) You can tell them that your doctor disagrees, your wife is in good health, the baby is fine, or something along these lines, and if they continue to harangue you, end the conversation. Arguing about it probably won't end well.

  • Final note: The American Dietetic Association (now the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics), which is a large network of qualified medical professionals, publicly takes the position that a well-planned vegan or vegetarian diet is appropriate for all people in all stages of life, including pregnancy and infancy. The full statement is here. Long story short? The science/research is on your side here. Do your due diligence and get good prenatal care, and you, your wife, and baby will be fine.

    Good luck, and congratulations!
u/TwilitWave · 5 pointsr/vegan

Well geepers, you gotta at least be gettin' your B12's.

Get these:

And start takin' one a day until it's out, then you'll probably be back to normal levels. Afterwards find and take 250mcg ones every day, or 2500mcg ones once a week.

In addition, you should probably pick up some of these:
and these: (Unless you get out in the sun often)

u/phrakture · 5 pointsr/Supplements

Buy better pills.

This one gives you 1g total per pill

u/186394 · 4 pointsr/Wishlist

Coromega. It's like a little pudding shot. There's different flavors. Zero fish flavor.

u/PM_ME_PROTIPS · 4 pointsr/Nootropics

You can also give her high-grade human fish oil instead of fish oil designed for pets.

They have the same benefits, and the source is of much higher quality.

I use the same fish oil for my pet and me :)

u/DaB0mb0 · 4 pointsr/Supplements

I take Life Extension Foundation Omega-3 because I trust LEF implicitly, I wanted the best money could buy, and I sense there's a scientific justification for including olive oil extract. However, you've inspired me to do a little more research, and it looks like I could totally be saving a ton of money by using a less expensive brand without sacrificing the quality of the omega-3.. I could even double my dose and save a lot of money.

Check out this gem of an Amazon review...

I have read that 2-3g of omega-3 oil is a 'theraputic' dose, used clinically for the amelioration of some cardiac, neurodegenerative, and inflammatory disorders. I think the more omega-3 you take, the better, but I would hesitate to exceed 2g without consulting my doctor. According to researchers at Oregon State University, contrary to the general perspective that more is better, "excess amounts of omega-3 fatty acids can alter immune function sometimes in ways that may lead to a dysfunctional immune response to a viral or bacterial infection".

u/wildyogini · 4 pointsr/vegan

Just wanted to recommend vegan algal oil DHA and EPA capsules. All the benefits of fish oil without the fish! Here are the ones I get: Ovega-3 Plant-Based Omega-3 Daily Dietary Supplement | 500 mg Omega-3s, 135 mg EPA, 270 mg DHA, | Supports Heart, Brain, Eye, Overall Health* | NO FISH = No Fishy Aftertaste | 60 Vegetarian Softgels

u/DeCapitator · 4 pointsr/vegan

It's also a good idea to get some DHA and EPA Omega 3s. This is like the vegan version of a fish oil capsule.

Our bodies don't easily convert ALA to DHA.

It's also important to pay attention to the ratio of omega 6 to 3. That number should be low. So any food with significantly higher levels of omega 6 than 3 (e.g. avocados, walnuts) should be avoided or countered with foods higher in omega 3 (e.g. flax, chia).

u/2relad · 4 pointsr/vegetarian

Concerning your question about omega-3 supplements: Fish oil isn't vegetarian. As other people have mentioned, there are great vegan omega-3 supplements based on algae. Check out this one as an example.

Of course, make sure that your doctor is fine with it before switching. As long as the goal is simply to get EPA and DHA, I don't see why it would be a problem to use the vegan supplement instead of fish oil.

About recipes: I'd recommend checking out this great database which originates from this post in r/veganfitness.

You could also ask your vegan teammates about recipes. I'm sure they'll be happy to give you some tips, vegans are generally glad to help others move towards a vegan lifestyle.

u/shark_robinson · 4 pointsr/EDAnonymous

I believe the reason people take fish oil is for the omega fatty acids. These also naturally occur in other foods, it just happens to be very abundant in fish oil. Amazon has some vegan options which are about the same price or cheaper compared to the fish oil options, but you might be able to find vegan options at a natural food store/pharmacy as well.

u/LeFlamel · 4 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

Just ordered Testa Omega 3's.

u/jvatic · 4 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

As others have already pointed out eating meat even once a month won't be cost effective if you were to eat enough of it to get the vitamins and minerals in a high enough concentration. Absorbability is also a concern in this case as you run into the same issues as taking a multivitamin (some things such as calcium and iron can't be absorbed at the same time).

All you really need to supplement is B12. Also D3 if you live in a colder climate. For optimal health adding a tablespoon of ground flax seed and a EPA/DHA omega-3 supplement. Everything else (such as iron and calcium) you'll get enough of if you're eating a balanced diet (whole grains, beans, leafy greens, etc.).

Here's a cost breakdown:

u/Lilly_Beans · 3 pointsr/proED

My sleep is always the first thing to go wonky. It's impossible to fall asleep at a normal hour. I've given up on trying. I'll just read, play slitherio, or write silly fanfics. Definitely rough mornings. Thankfully I work at a coffee shop, so an espresso machine is always nearby.

These are the most delicious omega supplements ever if you want to give them a try!

u/Tree-eeeze · 3 pointsr/fitnesscirclejerk

Pff I'm not made of money.

Though I've been meaning to hit up the Whole Foods nearby for some bison.

I have these too I just forget to eat them.

u/buzwork · 3 pointsr/ketochow
  1. I use the following, in order of preference: butter (4tbsp), heavy whipping cream (1/3 cup), avocado oil (1/4 cup). All are great but butter is aweome.
  2. If you order the weekly special (10% off) and grab 4 bags (5% off) you'll get both discounts. There are coupons out there occasionally as well. Without coupons it works out to 84 servings at $2.69 cents before your fat/oil source. If you go with Baja Precious avocado oil from Amazon, with subscribe and save it works out to $0.55 per serving. That's $9.70/day if you do 3 shakes. Now Ultra Omega 3 works out to $0.23 per day bring you to $9.93 per day.
  3. Immersion blender is the way to go. I spent the first month using shaker/blender bottles. It's slow and doesn't always fully mix. Immersion blenders are super easy to clean and it takes me about 3 minutes (or less) to fully clean with hot water and dish soap.

    I use a gallon pitcher, add (1.5 cups avocado oil or 2 cups of Darigold heavy whipping cream or 24 tablespoons of melted Kerrygold Irish Grass Fed salted butter), 6 scoops of ketochow, fill it 3/4 of the way full with water, give it 60 seconds with the immersion blender, let it sit for 2 minutes, and do another 60 seconds with the immersion blender. Then it goes into 6 bottles which is good for 2 days worth. I usually do 3 pitchers for 18 total servings, or 6 days.

    I normally don't need anything else to get me through the day, but I keep extra stuff in the refrigerator if do need a snack, or I'll replace one of my Ketochow servings with a combo of bacon, eggs, cheese, and veggies.

    I am lazy AF so I also regularly visit Costco and buy bags of Babybel cheese minis (regular, white cheddar, and light), packages of Kirkland precooked bacon, and boxes of Kirkland peeled hard boiled eggs. I also buy cauliflower, broccoli, and avocados for snacks. I'll occasionally grab a few rotisserie chickens, cut them in half while they're still warm, and refrigerate them, and have half as a meal when I'm craving something more substantial than Ketochow. 350f for 30 minutes heats them up perfectly.

    I recommend to figure out your macros and deficits and to track your dailies.

    I've lost 31 pounds in just under 3 months eating mostly just 3 ketochow servings a day with a few supplements (omega 3, magnesium, fiber capsules). Started at 210 and I'm now 179 (46m, 5'10", goal weight 170, possibly 160).

    The only downside I've encountered is having to buy a bunch of sealed bottles (and having to wash them).
u/hiker923 · 3 pointsr/gainit
  • Multivitamin - Micronutrients (Vitamin D (1000-5000 iu daily, Magnesium 200-500 mg daily, etc)
  • Fish Oil: 250-500mg combined EPA/DHA (skip you eat fish 2-3 times a week)
  • Creatine : 3-5 grams per day
  • Whey Protein: As needed to hit your protein goal
  • Caffeine: 4-6mg/kg (optional, skip if you’re a coffee drinker)
u/blahable · 3 pointsr/keto
  1. About .4 to .9g of protein per pound of lean body mass per day (Lean body mass = total body weight minus fat weight + (fat weight x .25)). So if you were 250lbs with 35% body fat, that would be 87 pounds of fat, so lean body mass would be 250 - 87 + (87x.25) or 184 pounds. So your protein intake would be between 74g (absolute minimum per day) and 165g, higher protein requirements are needed the more active you are especially if you do high-intensity or weight training exercise. If you need help figuring this out, then reply back with your height, weight, and BMI if you know it and i'll do it for you.

    As for carbs you should be aiming for 20-30g of netcarbs per day (a netcarb = Total carbs minus fiber carbs). So if you were eating 15g of fiber per day, your total carb intake would be 35 to 45g.

    The rest of your calories should come from fat. So if you were eating 1600 calories per day, 100g of protein, and 20g of carbs, that would leave 1120 calories for fat, or 124g of fat. To calculate this yourself: fat in grames = (total calories - (protein in grams + carbs in grams)x4) / 9. Using the above example numbers that would look like: (1600 - (100+20)x4)/9 --> (1600 - 480)/9 --> 124g of fat.

    If you need help figuring out how many calories you should be eating, provide the numbers requested above for calculating total protein intake and i'll help you figure that out as well.

  2. It really doesn't mater when you eat your carbs. Spread out throughout the day is probably ideal, but it's really not important. Eat when you're hungry and have time.

  3. It really depends on the type of exercise. If you're just doing low-intensity cardio (such as walking or biking or any other form of exercise under 60% of heart-rate max) then a post workout really isn't necessary.

  4. I'm not sure what the question is here honestly.

  5. As many or as few as you want. You shouldn't purposely eat multiple small meals. Eat when you're hungry and when you have time. Some people only eat one large meal per day (usually as their post-workout), others eat only two (usually skipping breakfast and/or only have fat-calories for breakfast such as MCT oil). Most people would probably be best starting off with three meals per day as they're used to and then transition to fewer (or more) meals depending on hunger levels throughout the day.

  6. You should be getting about 3-4 grams of total salt per day. This usually means either drinking salted water (1/2 teaspoon of salt twice a day) or a salty consume or bouillon broth (be sure these are MSG-free) or even a home-made bone broth with additional salt.

    I would also recommend a magnesium supplement, somewhere between 300-400mg per day. If you get diarrhea, then you should probably take two smaller doses of ~150mg twice daily (use a pill splitter) or switch to a slow-release version. If you still have issues even with two smaller doses, then reduce the dosage until you no longer do (usually after the first month of magnesium supplementation you'll probably need to reduce the amount to 200-300mg per day depending on how much you're getting from food). Also be sure to get a chelated form of magnesium (magnesium aspartate, magnesium citrate or magnesium citrimate). And when determining how much magnesium is actually in each dose, you will need to calculate it based on the RDI (the RDI is 400mg per day). So if the dose is 50% of the RDI then you would know that it's only 200mg per dose.

    If you decide to take a potassium supplement, make sure you aren't on any other medication that might interact negatively (such as blood pressure medicines). If you plan your low-carb diet well you can get enough potassium from food. If you do decide to use a supplement or a potassium-salt, be sure to stay below ~500mg per day and preferably spread throughout the day. Excess potassium, especially from quickly absorbed supplements, can cause serious health problems.

    The last two supplements i would recommend would be 1g-1.5g of Omega-3 fish oil capsules (or liquid) and ~2-5000 IU of vitamin D3 per day. There might be cheaper/better brands of these two supplements out there, but the two i linked are what i personally use.
u/FUCKOSAURUS_SEX · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

Yes you do! You need to keep up with your B vitamin intake though. I personally take this multivitamin and I think it's great. Another thing to look for is Omega 3. It can be found in nuts and greens, but if you're really wanting some you can buy vegan softgels.

u/ProPhilosophy · 3 pointsr/vegan

It's Omega 3 DHA/EPA oil without the fish, instead produced by algae. Prevents/slows brain related aging, and there's some science to suggest it helps with heart health.

u/LejendarySadist · 3 pointsr/nutrition

Well there are plenty of algae-derived DHA sources, so I'm sure you'll be able to find one that has the ratio and amount you're looking for. Like these, for example

u/emd9629 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

Take one or two of these guys a day.

(they're pretty pricey, but they have a MUCH higher Omega 3 content than the cheaper fish oil pills). Flax and chia seeds don't have both types of Omega 3s so they aren't ideal.

u/OceanFixNow99 · 3 pointsr/Supplements

1 - That seems like a good mag product and apt review. Go for it.

2 - If your diet is shit, then the most important supps are indeed D3, K2 MK7, and Magnesium. After that I would say a high quality fish oil supplement taken with low dose full spectrum vitamin E, selenium, and the rest of the essential trace vitamins and minerals. Look into a fulvic and or humic acid supplement as well.

3 & 4 -

Take between 4 - 8 per day with a meal.

take 1 per day with a meal.

take 1 per day with the fish oil and a meal.

take 1 to 5 per day with meals.

1 ounce per day

u/RandomSir123 · 3 pointsr/vegan

What's wrong with this? link

u/blowupbadguys · 3 pointsr/nutrition

ALA to EPA conversion is efficient enough, provided an appropriate n-3:n-6 PUFA ratio is practiced (1:1 or 1:3 or 1:6), and assuming desaturase enzymes aren't disrupted by genetics, age, or health problems.

EPA to DHA conversion cannot be measured as easily. While both EPA and DHA are measured in circulating blood levels, DHA is much more volatile and thus synthesized in controlled environments, like retina and brain membranes, where it isn't easy to measure. Moreover, there's no need for DHA to be circulating in blood, because it would just get exposed to oxidative free radicals.

This is especially important for vegans (not consuming any animal products), because EPA and DHA are super important for brain and blood health (here's a long presentation about it), but even non-vegans could benefit from supplementing from a non-toxic source, like micro-algae.

Edit: another important factor I forgot to mention is gender! High testosterone/low estrogen downregulates PUFA conversion, while low testosterone/high estrogen upregulates it. This means that females are better at converting plant fats!

u/amyroseb21 · 3 pointsr/veganfitness

I take these and recently had labs done with my functional medicine doctor and she said my omega 3 levels looked great and that she usually never sees normal omega 3 levels in other patients.

u/4quartets · 3 pointsr/vegan

This is what I use:

u/I_Amuse_Me_123 · 3 pointsr/Fitness

All the vegan omega 3 DHA/EPA supplements I've seen are sourced from farmed algae, free of mercury and other heavy metals. You're basically getting it straight from the source instead of filtering it through a fish food chain. Here's the one I take:

Edit: this is the only one I've ever taken, so I have no idea if it's the best, but it doesn't give me "fish burps" at all if that matters to you. I take one with every meal.

u/RobotPigOverlord · 3 pointsr/IsItBullshit

Its really hard, i completely understand. You are not a lost cause, there is something out there that will work for you, you just have to find it. Also be sure to work on identifying any lifestyle factors that may be contributing. This includes physical health issues such as vitamin D deficiency, thyroid hormone imbalance, vitamin/mineral deficiency, lack of omega 3s in your diet (a person with depression should be taking 1-2g of a high quality omega 3 supplement daily (with a meal) which contains roughly around 60% EPA, 40% DHA. heres one that fits that description, a person with depression should take 3 per day. For those people (like myself) who eat a plant based diet, i take these which are omega 3s extracted from algae (fish have omega 3s because they eat algae). I also take a vitamin D3 supplement daily because i can't get enough sun naturally, and i keep a calcium/magnesium/zinc complex and multi-vitamin in my cabinet to take a few times a week on those days when I have been really busy and haven't had time to eat until i get home late, and know that the one meal I'm having cant provide me with everything i need so I'll take some calcium and a multi after dinner to just throw in some of those important minerals and vitamins that my brain/body need to keep itself running smoothly.

u/Syntactic_Acrobatics · 3 pointsr/DebateAVegan

How Not To Die has been an amazing resource for me in my last 1.5 years on the vegan diet. I trust Michael Gregor and 100% recommend an algae-based Omega 3 supplement for that good EPA and DHA.

Here are the 2.5 supplements that I have been taking to achieve my satisfactory blood test results:


Omega 3:

D3 - I only take this in the wintertime.

u/VelvetElvis · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

6 grams a day is what's recommended for ADHD, bipolar and cognitive issues. 3x a day. It's best taken with food if you don't like fish burps.

This stuff is pricey but it gets you past the taste and is more bioavailable.

u/iamdrew363 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Coromega Omega-3 Supplement, Orange Flavor, Squeeze Packets, 90-Count Box

u/FacelessBureaucrat · 2 pointsr/Health

I did some research a while back and concluded that most are junk but decided on these as the best of the bunch. This guy's review has a great explanation of what to look for.

I supplement it with Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium (this covers all those, although you still might want more D), and Omega-3. The citrate versions of the calcium and magnesium are more expensive, but absorb much better than the cheaper versions.

u/wonderboy1227 · 2 pointsr/leangains

Some of the others listed here have higher levels of Omega, DHA, and EPA.

However for the price this stuff rocks. And if you want to get really high levels of DHA and EPA you can take two. Even taking two its still cheaper per serving than the others listed here and then you are actually getting more.

u/JSRRR · 2 pointsr/Strongman

When I started adding in 1500mg twice a day of epa's it was a game changer for my recovery. I take three of these twice a day.

u/vincentninja68 · 2 pointsr/keto

this is what I use:

2 caps a day = 1g

4 caps a day if you're exercising/resistance training = 2g

u/dinkboi · 2 pointsr/PEDsR

Do you believe that the anabolic androgenic ratio rating (done in mice I know) could be a surrogate for non-AR mediated anabolism to AR mediated anabolism? You say that Test has equal effects through both mechanisms, which would be supported by this idea because it is 100:100.

Regarding androgen affinity of masteron you can see this full paper here.

You are correct that masteron has affinity for the androgen receptor, but interestingly it's androgenic rating is only 25-40, less than half that of testosterone. This could be suggestive that the majority of the effects are non-AR dependent. The hormone was originally intended for breast cancer patients, and I believe that it may mediate anabolic activity by acting as an antagonist at the estrogen receptor. By blocking receptor binding of estrogen, it may allow you to reap some of the anabolic effects (increased IGF-1, sodium retention) of estrogen without experiencing the femininization (sp?) properties.

Let me try to summarize the thoughts going around here, and see if I can suggest an option to address this.

  1. High SHBG may be good for uncoupling anabolic effects from androgenic ones in AAS
  2. AAS generally lower SHBG but have an overall anabolic effect
  3. Estrogen production/aromatase activity results in SHBG production^1
  4. Having androgen dominance in some tissues is good (tits, dick, brain [to a degree]) and bad in others (primarily hair).
  5. Estrogenic dominance may be good for anabolism (probably good for mitigating hairloss) and one way may be through elevated SHBG
  6. Estrogen mediated anabolism is likely most effective in insulin sensitive (low bodyfat) individuals
  7. Insulin, GH, IGF-1, androgens, and prolactin negatively regulate SHBG production
  8. So we see that the favorable anabolic products of estrogen reduce SHBG production. How then do we keep SHBG up, insulin sensitivity up, and favorable androgenic dominance in tissues where it matters.

    I am not sure I have the perfect answer, but here is how I plan to do it in my next cycle:

  9. Keep DHT levels slightly above normal levels systemically via Testosterone E (600mg/wk) + finastride (1mg inhibits 64% of DHT at scalp) I expect this to give me about as much DHT as my cruise dose (Yes I know its high) of 210mg/wk at which I don't notice any major hairloss on. The reason I plan to use a high dose of testosterone is because I believe that in combination with finastride it uncouples the androgenic (DHT) from it's anabolic effects to a degree. Maybe if the mouse studies were done on mice receiving AI + Finastride + Testosterone the anabolic:androgenic ratio might be more like 100:35, giving it a relatively more favorable anabolic to androgenic ratio than boldenone. Also if you look at the binding profile of testosterone from the paper I linked, I believe that it may have antagonistic effects at the progestagenic receptor, and I believe I am sensitive to progestrone activity.
  10. Keep Estrogen slightly elevated by using aromasin at sufficient doses to keep me slightly above range
  11. Use an anti-androgen at the scalp (RU58841)
  12. Use topical DHT cream at the nipple
  13. Include masteron E (300mg/wk) for extra nipple protection
  14. Include Bold Cyp (700mg/wk) because of it's relatively uncoupled anabolic to androgenic properties/ratio. Thought about using DHB instead, but in terms of it's grams/$ relative to bold cyp I am not sure the benefits of no 5-ar or aromatase activity would be worth it since boldenone already has very weak activity with aromatase and 5-ar. Additionally DHB and bold cyp share the same ratio, and despite bold cyp's reduced potency compared to DHB I could brew it at twice the concentration, so in the end I am pushing the same amount of oil.
  15. Include metformin to attempt to maintain insulin sensitivity on a modest caloric surplus
  16. Stick to /u/bznnnj 's recommended diet of 2:1 glucose to fructose ratio, high fiber, low fat (10-20%), appropriate protein (shooting for 1g/lb despite the common knowledge that only .85 is needed as I believe that improved nutrient partitioning and protein synthesis in enhanced users may necessitate increased protein, and even if that isn't the case the thermal effect of protein may improve my metabolism to keep the gains even leaner). This should hopefully keep that liver full and pumping insulin. Fat sources will be mainly animal derived (beef and eggs) with some almonds thrown in, veggies will be spinach and brocccoli (uncooked to maximize sulrophane content), fruits will be kiwis and oranges, carbs will be sweet potato (and basmati rice if this ends up being too much fiber [I currently tolerate around 50gs]). Thoughts behind this being that we want stable insulin and glucose and as such should stick to carb sources with low glycemic index/load and /u/bznnnj has already discussed the advantages of increased fructose. Animal fats are selected for fat soluble vitamins. Veggies, Fruits, and Starches are selected for good micronutrient ratios (high potassium low sodium) getting enough calcium iron and unsaturated fats etc.
  17. I am staying away from anything that has affinity for the progesterone receptor as I am not sure how it plays into all the previously mentioned mechanisms, and I have had poor reactions to them in the past.

    I thought I would include supplement choices since I am writing a book here anyways:

  18. nightime - melatonin , magnesium glycinate (2x docotors best), P5P (I have the MTHFR mutation so I take mainly active forms of B vitamins and usually above the RDA), Zinc, CoQ10, Garlic
  19. Morning - 10K IU Vit D (I have a vitamin D receptor mutation so I again go above the RDA), Vit K, B-complex, 2 xFish Oil, uridine
  20. In order to stabilize dopamine, because I believe I am susceptible to post-cycle depression due to increased dopamine sensitivity on cycle I: Don't partake in psychoactive substances on cycle (including coffee), and utilize the Mr. Happy Stack (crossovers from /r/nootropics will know this is Uridine + Fish oil + and Choline (get choline from my eggs)) and off cycle I use a mixture of microdosed and periodic full doses of LSD to improve my dopamine sensitivity (and to deepen spiritual connection), modafinil, and caffeine and L-theanine to help me with the androgenic comedown.

    I am on the fence about including HCG, because I was running it on a cruise for a while, but it was aggravating my pubertal gyno and when I went to get my bloodwork I found that I had above range prolactin and in range estrogen and test. I was only on AI + Test + 500IU HCG/wk administered E3D. I may include it just to improve lipid metabolism, and increase estrogenic tone, because boldenone seems to act similarly to masteron insofar as it has not well understood anti-androgen effects.

    Sorry for the manifesto.
u/rao-blackwell-ized · 2 pointsr/Supplements

Sounds like a good plan. I'd consider possibly adding a probiotic and Rhodiola for some more energy. An omega 3 supplement should definitely help with energy and brain fog. I use this one. When are you taking the zinc and magnesium? Magnesium is a relaxant and for some people even acts as a mild sedative in helping put you to sleep, so it's best taken at night before bed. From your last part about B vitamins, it sounds like you're basically already taking a B complex. Also, the multi you get may contain all the B vitamins you need.

u/kikellea · 2 pointsr/Supplements

I could be wrong, but the Blue Ice one is pinging alarms for me. Not really bad alarms, but more like they're selling an ineffectual money-waster.

I'd go with a simple Omega 3 supplement. Which can be hard to find, as you normally want one with high EPA/DHA and few actually list those contents. does a good comparison of products. For personal recommendations, I like NOW Ultra Omega, and Nutrigold is pretty good too.

u/krex_ · 2 pointsr/bodybuilding

Now Foods Ultra Omega 3

u/shortround10 · 2 pointsr/ADHD

500 isn't bad. I get NOW Foods Ultra Omega-3 and those are 750 (500/250) with no fish burps. In addition to any focus benefits Omega-3's provide they have also been shown to be a great supplement for your heart which is primarily why I take them.

u/OracleDBA · 2 pointsr/financialindependence

You have a great LDL! Good job! I would try fish oil to raise your HDL. I use and recommend this brand:

u/Griever114 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

this one?

not gonna lie, it sounds like a PB cover shoot :P

u/wdjm · 2 pointsr/Health

Amazon has them. Or your local vitamin stores and sometimes pharmacies. Go for the higher-quality ones like Nordic Naturals - yes, they're $50, but it's a 3-month supply. The lower-quality fish oil pills give you 'fish burps' and a lingering fishy taste and don't seem to work as well on top of that. Look for something above 1000mg and split in a reasonably-even ratio between EPA & DHA. If the bottle doesn't tell you what the ratio is, then avoid it.

But I do try to spread the word about Omegas & ADD because it just works so well for my son. Control of his own brain back without the 'loopy' or 'zombie' feelings of other ADD meds I've seen in other kids. For best results, wait about 2 weeks of continual use to see the most noticeable results, but you may feel different faster....or maybe not. They don't work for everyone, I understand :P

u/MegaKeeperMan · 2 pointsr/Fitness

This is the best quality fish oil money can buy you. There are more reviews on the ".com" version of Amazon, but you can only order stuff in Europe from fhe "" one.

u/Tokinxy · 2 pointsr/milliondollarextreme

Zinc Orotate - this is an aromatase inhibitor, which prevents the production of estrogen ( )

Ultimate Ascorbate C - not sure of the benefits of this particular one, but it's more than just vitamin C ( )

Vitamin E - "use this if you're gonna have a lot of fat oxidizing in your blood" - Charls ( )

Fish Oil - gotta have this if you wanna shoot big loads. i mean, come on ( )

Source Naturals Men's Multivitamin - this is the best multivitamin on the market in my opinion. i'm so happy charls introduced it to me. most vitamins aren't bioavailable for shit, so you aren't actually absorbing most of the stuff you're ingesting. however, this formula is crafted to be the most bioavailable multivitamin ever. good shit. if you don't get any of the other stuff, GET THIS. ( )

Activated Charcoal - This helps whiten your teeth. Explains why Charls has such good teeth. ( )

Charls introduced all of these in the Fallout 4 stream. He didn't go into much detail as to when he takes them. Although, he did say that he takes 2 fish oil gels a day. Just look some of this stuff up and see what works for you. Source Naturals Multi (3x a day) and Fish Oil (2x a day) is what works for me.

u/EasyMrB · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

+1 for JanSysala's Norid Naturals comment. I bought this bottle (from my local health food store and in the orange flavor). It's been amazing how much better it is than the pill form.

Be sure to refrigerate it after opening though.

u/ichivictus · 2 pointsr/StackAdvice

Thanks man. I never have sardines, though I don't mind them. Think I will make it a daily treat. I'll also be getting probably the same fish oil as you.

u/Lauren55G · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Vegan and 20 weeks here! My doctor was similarly unconcerned and even when other people express concern I just point out that all the foods doctor's tell you that you can't eat (packaged deli meat, unpasteurized dairy, sushi, etc.) are all non-vegan anyways! My iron is on the low side naturally (even from 10+ years ago when I ate meat) so she said to work on it if I can, and if it's lower by the time I'm in my third trimester she'll have me take an iron supplement, but since then I've just been more deliberate about ensuring I have iron in every meal (oats are a great source of iron for breakfast!) Also, these are the two vitamins I take. Make sure to take DHA if your prenatal doesn't have it:,

u/deathbatcountry · 2 pointsr/vegan

For the workout stuff, I would check out Jon Venus on Youtube He's awesome.

For the Omega 3 stuff I take these

They're derived from Algae which is where the fish get their Omega3. So you're cutting out the middleman.

u/Bayes_the_Lord · 2 pointsr/vegan

I've never heard of Ritual but I just buy vegan vitamins on Amazon.

Multi and DHA from Deva.

u/kharlos · 2 pointsr/vegan

2 weeks ago I made a spreadsheet comparing the value of 40+ deals for vegan DHA supplements. The best deal I could find anywhere was DEVA Vegan algae DHA 200mg 90-Count from Amazon. It comes out to 24 cents a pill. The Spectrum Essentials was a little less per pill but with much less DHA per pill, making the DEVA a much better value.
I have Amazon Prime and free shipping so this is part of what made it a good deal. The prices at VitaCost are somewhat comparable, but the shipping makes it a lot pricier. You can get free shipping there too if you spend over 50$.

u/PasswordIS09876 · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I'm not sure why you're getting downvoted for this. It seems pretty obvious that killing fish to extract their oil, which they get from algae, is inefficient compared to getting it directly from the algae.

For those that would prefer capsules -

EDIT: actually there seem to be cheaper sources. - search around

"Amerifit Nutrition Ovega-3 DHA EPA Vegetarian" might be your best bet -

u/junk_science · 2 pointsr/vegan

diet mostly, but i also take a Ovega 3

and i eat a brazil every few days or so. walnuts and flax powder in my morning oatmeal.

my advice is to write down what you eat in a typical week, keeping in mind portions / weight. at the end of the week do a little research and see if you're covered. supplement as necessary or add a few things in.

u/actaccordingly · 2 pointsr/veganparenting

Your body needs nutrients, not “meat” or “dairy”! That’s very bizarre and very behind the times on those nutritionists, how annoying.

I’m vegan at 4 months, no problems whatsoever so far. My midwife basically asked me right off the bat at 8 weeks how much calcium and protein I’m getting and then said “you’re obviously doing great and have a very good handle on everything, there’s nothing to worry about here.”

My first recommendation is to try plugging what you eat into Cronometer to see how you’re already doing. Just do a typical day, or better yet log for a week to see how you do on average over several days. This was how I knew what to tell my midwife and how I know what gaps to watch for (eg, I don’t always get a ton of potassium, which is common for Americans but like who even knows that?).

If you google “vegan pregnancy” a few books come up, available on amazon - I haven’t checked any out myself because I’ve heard they’re mostly pretty introductory, but I’m sure they can help with some of the initial planning and everything. I’ve heard good things specifically about The Vegan Pregnancy Survival Guide. I know I’ve seen some blog recommendations around too, hopefully someone else has some good ones to add but I’ll hunt around bc I really should have checked them out by now myself too!

For supplements just like as a general idea, I personally take Ritual prenatals (that’s my referral code FYI for a discount just in case but can totally just take off the share part too) with a vegan vitamin C gummy (to aid iron absorption) and vegan probiotics in the morning. At night I take choline and vegan DHA/EPA, and a TUMS for calcium if I didn’t have enough broccoli and spinach during the day (the Ritual prenatal doesn’t have calcium because it interferes with iron absorption, and it doesn’t really have enough choline or EPA). That’s like very specific to me wanting to micromanage what I take because full multivitamins make me super nauseous, there are plenty of vegan full spectrum prenatals that would be way cheaper and easier 🤣

u/vff · 2 pointsr/UlcerativeColitis

I thought it’d be useful to post a nicely-formatted list of everything I was taken, with links to the products as well as the evidence-based papers and studies for each.


I won’t take anything based on someone saying “this worked for me.” It needs to have real, scientific evidence. I have read hundreds of journal articles, seeking out quality evidence for things that have been shown to help with ulcerative colitis.

Of things with evidence, I tend to focus on things that have the fewest side effects possible.

Unfortunately, some of these things are only available as “natural supplements” which means that rather than the active ingredient being perfectly isolated, they contain a bunch of other random stuff from wherever that came from. I tried to choose companies for the natural supplements that seemed reputable, so at least I’d hopefully be getting what they claimed I would.


I was having a flare—including abdominal pain and blood in my stool. I continued taking my oral mesalamine, then as I had for previous flares, added a mesalamine enema, used nicotine patches, and took wheat grass tablets. I added each one every two weeks. After eight weeks, the blood had long since stopped, but the pain didn’t.

I contacted my doctor. He added prednisone at 40 mg/day. That made things worse. After a week, he upped me to 60 mg/day. After one week of that, and no improvement, I added many other things, as outlined below.

After taking all of these things for a month, the pain hadn’t stopped.

I had a colonoscopy, which showed no inflammation. None. My doctor and I agree the pain is likely from something else; I will soon have a CT scan to help figure out what.

Do any of the things below work? In theory any, all, or none of them could have contributed to my colon being perfectly normal and healthy. There is no way to know which, if any of these, did anything.

Everything I was taking, dosages, and evidence

IMPORTANT: Almost all of the studies referenced below combine these things with mesalamine. So nothing is a substitute for that! These must be taken in conjunction with mesalamine.

|Drug|Dosage|Study|Quality of Evidence|
|Prednisone |40-60 mg/daily, then taper|Many|Excellent
|Lialda (mesalamine) |2.4 g/daily|Many|Excellent
|Apriso (mesalamine) |1.5 g/day|Many|Excellent
|Mesalamine Enema |Nightly|Many|Excellent
|Visbiome (was called VSL#3)|225 billion CFU/day|Meta-analysis|Good
|Nicotine Patch|14 mg/day|Meta-analysis; Placebo-controlled|Good
|DHA/EPA (also sold as “fish oil”; this one is vegetarian because I am)|1080 g DHA+540 mg EPA/day|Meta-analysis|Good
|Wheat grass tablets|21 tablets/day|Placebo-controlled|Good; small study
|Sunflower lecithin|10 g/day|Meta-analysis|Good to moderate
|Curcumin (from tumeric)|2.6 g/day|Meta-analysis|Moderate
|EGCg|400 mg/day|Rat study|Good in rats; poor in humans; WARNING: Dosages over 338 mg/day cause liver toxicity
|Bupropion immediate release |100 mg three times/day|Rat study; TNFα only|Poor; only shown to lower TNFα; no studies on its effect on UC; study done in rats
|Rutin|1.8 g/day|Rat study|Poor

indicates a prescription drug. Mesalamine and prednisone are commonly prescribed for ulcerative colitis. Bupropion is normally prescribed as an antidepressant so your gastroenterologist may be reluctant to prescribe it for this, especially since there are no studies of its effect on ulcerative colitis in humans.

u/lzsmith · 2 pointsr/FoodAllergies

B complex.

...I like adult chewables.

u/0hWell0kay · 2 pointsr/nutrition

While it is good to incorporate ground flax seeds into your diet, they are not a good source of DHA.

There are several vegan DHA supplements available, probably derived from whatever plant life is at the bottom of the fishy food chain.

u/rm999 · 2 pointsr/Fitness
u/Super6One · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Aha recommends you take at least 500mg of DHA/EPA (two components in fish oil). Athletes are recommended to to take 2-4 grams (don't quote me on this). What you have is only 360mg. I usually buy this brand. You're paying more upfront, but if you calculate, you're getting more per dollar for this brand than the nature made. Each pill has almost 3x the amount of epa/dha and compared to the nature made. Plus, these guys have a third party examine each batch of their fish oil for contaminants and to actually check for accuracy.

u/ChemEcalgineer · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Damn, can I work for your company?

Anyway, I would invest in a good pair of shoes for working out. Do some research on which ones are good for running/lifting/ect.

Next I would get a bunch of protein (I use isopure, but that might be expensive for a newbie) and a multivitamin and fish oil. (if you doubt the use of multivitamins I still recommend a fish oil which has more credibility behind it.

these are the two that I have done research for and found to have accurate labels and good purity, but you pay for what you get (I.E. target generic brand is probably 3x as shitty quality)

Next get a gym membership, I use life time fitness cause they have everything and it allows me to switch it up so I dont get bored. If you have any cash left, get a couple personal training sessions with guys at your gym so they can give you some structure

u/GetsEclectic · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I would drop the vinpocetine:

Try taking the bacopa before bed, it makes some people tired.

Maybe lay off the CILTEP for a few days and try supplementing some glutamine, did wonders for me.

Try adjusting your choline intake, too much makes some people depressed, but not enough will also make you tired and brain foggy. Too much will give you muscle soreness and possibly a headache from muscle tension.

You could try some n-acetyl-tyrosine and see if it helps your motivation. I wouldn't take too much though since one of your ADs is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor. Have you always felt this unmotivated, or is it a recent phenomenon? If it's just a recent thing, what has changed in your life that might have caused it? If it is chronic, and n-acetyl-tyrosine works for you, you might want to ask your doctor about trying ritalin/methylphenidate.

I would also try to get off the SSRI/SNRI, serotonin is depressing. There is a common misconception, possibly due to incorrect ideas about how MDMA works, that serotonin makes you happy. SSRIs actually increase suicide risk for the first few weeks because the excess serotonin makes you depressed. The anti depressant effects take a few weeks because they are due to physiological changes in your brain due to the extra serotonin.

Do you take a multivitamin or any vitamins other than D? Personally I think the base of any nootropic stack should include a good multivitamin, some antioxidants, and probably fish oil, although some people react negatively to fish oil. Not including any racetams or ciltep or anything purely nootropic, every day I take:

AOR Ortho Core

B Complex

Vitamin C

Vitamin D-3

Vitamin E

Fish Oil

Green Tea Extract

Pine Bark Extract



Probably less important, but I also take acetyl carnitine, alpha lipoic acid, alpha gpc, glucosamine/chondroitin/msm, rhodiola rosea, eluthero sibricus, jiaogulan, mushroom product including reishi and chaga, glutamine, l-phenylalanine, creatine, coq10, ashwagandha, lion's mane, bacopa, and astragalus.

In addition to all that I take various nootropics sort of randomly as I feel like, including sulbutiamine, piracetam, aniracetam, pramiracetam, noopept, and forskolin/artichoke/hesperidin.

Last, and probably most important, get plenty of good sleep.

u/montysgambit · 2 pointsr/Supplements

This is the best that I have ever taken. Best ratio of DHA and EPA for the price per capsule (most Fish oil capsules have annoyingly low levels of DHA, which is a more complex molecule than EPA and is preferable for the brain and eye function support). It will have a bit of after taste if not taken with much food.

u/relevantme · 2 pointsr/Nootropics

I've heard good things about Jarrow, but I've never tried any of their products.


Fish Oil:

Vitamin D:

You'll see in the examine article for Magnesium that I linked why I suggest it and Vit D; people are a lot of times deficient in one, or both. Fish Oil is just generally also seen as a good thing to supplement, and it also helps the Vit D be absorbed.

These things, in my experience, give you a much better baseline. Unless you have a really solid/varied diet/lots of sun exposure, these can really help.

u/ultibman5000 · 2 pointsr/vegan

> I just told you the scientific fact is that it is not real, non-conversion DHA it is a form you must convert.

Bro, real DHA can be obtained in these vegan capsules. Just as there are fish oil pills.

> Eating the seeds is not enough- i hope you can understand at least that.

Wanna explain why you can't get enough converted DHA from seeds and walnuts?

> No i dont want to mix 3 tablespoons of flax oil into oatmeal haha.

A want is not a need. This still doesn't prove that you need animal products, you're simply saying that you want animal products.

> Human beings have large brains because we ate meat

Good thing physical human evolution has already ran its course and we have no opposition to adapt against anymore, then. This point is irrelevant now.

u/Grok22 · 2 pointsr/nutrition

First one I found. It is more expensive than a non vegan source. I believe it is from alage.

u/Cucumbersomepickle · 2 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

I use this pill from Deva. It has no carrageenan and it’s grown outside the ocean.

I take two for 400 total mg. That’s 45 servings for 22 bucks, making it 48 cents a pop. It’s more expensive than the straight up oil, but carries less of a risk of oxidation.

u/son_nequitur · 2 pointsr/todayilearned

Here's a vegan DHA-EPA Omega-3 supplement:

You may also want Kelp for iodine: and I know you are already getting your B-12, but for everyone else, I recommend taking as a liquid sublingually

Beyond that just make sure you get your leafy greens (kale, collards, spinach, broccoli, etc) for calcium and iron and you should be pretty good to go.

u/drinkonlyscotch · 2 pointsr/nutrition

Yeah, it's in the gelcap, not its contents so you can get the liquid form without carrageenan.

u/nuggetlover99 · 2 pointsr/BabyBumps

Are you taking a vegan DHA supplement? I found a good one online at Amazon Source Naturals Vegan Omegas

u/DrBattheFruitBat · 2 pointsr/waiting_to_try

This is what I have for DHA. Though I really don't take it often because I don't have any issues with my DHA levels, I'll probably start it up more seriously as we get closer to trying.

I'd start taking a prenatal and then see what's in it. Don't double up on anything, so if there's a lot of something in the prenatal that you are taking a separate supplement for, stop that. And make sure you are getting TONS of folic acid.

u/Agricola86 · 2 pointsr/vegetarian

Others have already listed off some good sources and not a bad idea to grind up some flax seed and add it easily to things like oatmeal in the morning.

If you do decide to supplement this is a good example of a liquid DHA-EPA vegan supplement made from micro algae and there are many others so not a big deal to find animal free supplements.

u/APeculiarSeahorse · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction


I have the one by Manitoba Harvest and I wanted to know if it’s a good idea to use it as an oil cleanser. I have used it once so far and it feels quite moisturizing. However, I’d like to be aware of the risks, so please tell me about your experiences with hemp seed oil!

Last question: can this oil be used for the 3 step SF method?

u/GaIaxyy · 2 pointsr/saplings

Manitoba Harvest Organic Hemp Oil, 250 ml

Something like this helps with back pain?

u/Mrs_Torchwood · 2 pointsr/vegan

If you do decide to take one, I wouldn't take it daily. Too much can cause easy bruising in some people - like me. That should help with the cost, too, since it will last longer. I now take this one weekly or biweekly. I eat flax as well, so maybe that's why I was getting too much.

u/TheEndsOfInvention · 2 pointsr/veganfitness
u/hazeldazeI · 2 pointsr/ketochow

these are the ones I got:

they're pretty concentrated so you only have to take one. Some of the cheaper ones are half the price but you have to take two.

u/ducked · 2 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

I would avoid it. My dad takes this one which doesn't have carrageenan. Granted I've seen a study saying green tea extract isn't good either but I think it's safer than carrageenan.

u/maxp2826 · 2 pointsr/vegan

So my latest thought is why aren't more people vegan? Like there's so many people who feel bad for all of the animal cruelty in the world in the food industry, makeup industry, and tons more. It's much easier then people think and it bothers me that it's not emphasized more in society. Even though the diet transition could be challenging at first, the difficulty is temporary and there are so many supplements if people are worried about not getting all of their daily nutrients. I use them myself and they're a big help to my vegan diet.
For anyone struggling with keeping a vegan diet or getting their daily nutrients, this is what really helped me out.

My favorite Vegan Protein Powder -
My favorite daily vitamin -

I wanna see more vegans in the world so I hope these are helpful to you

u/sirwalterd · 2 pointsr/vegan

From my research, you are going to want something with EPA and DHA. The most cost effective is probably from Amazon. Avoid supplements that have Omega 6 though, because it is antagonistic to Omega 3 absorbtion.

u/chaddyj64 · 2 pointsr/vegan

I know my diet isn’t amazing so I typically take a multi vitamin, iron supplement, vegan omega 3 supplement, vegan D3 supplement, and biotin (for non health related reasons).

Edit -
I can’t remember what my multivitamin is but here’s the other ones. I got them all off amazon


EZ Melts Iron as Elemental Iron, 18 mg, Sublingual Vitamins, Vegan, Zero Sugar, Natural Orange Flavor, 90 Fast Dissolve Tablets

Omega 3:

Vegan Omega 3 Supplement - Marine Algal Source of EPA & DHA Fatty Acids - For Joint Support & Immune System - Heart & Skin + Brain Health Booster - Fish Oil Free Formula for Men & Women - 120 Softgels


Natures Plus Source of Life...

u/recklessfred · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don't need it in the same way you need light, but these Omega 3 packets would be very good for me.

u/GhostOfTheNet · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello! My needful things pretty much make my list, and they're mostly nutrition supplements and this GMAT study guide. I am mainly focusing on my diet and training, and I really need to conquer this GMAT for grad school. Thank you for the contest!

I took a sip of something poison, but I'll hold on tight.

u/OneFishyDude · 1 pointr/Supplements

What is your opinion of something like this for fish oil?

(I guess you'd only have to take one of these a day?)

u/RangoJackson · 1 pointr/Accutane

My triglycerides went from 123 to 255 on 40mg accutane. I just ordered Omega 3 Fish Oil and it went down to 170 after a month. Depends on your doctor some get really paranoid. Mine did after a big jump like that. Like lordlaser said my doctor seemed really inexperienced with Accutane. But if it keeps rising do what I did and take a lot of Omega 3 pills.

u/whoisbambam · 1 pointr/Nootropics

i disagree with some here.

i would use curcubrain (curcumin longvida)

i would use a quality balanced epa/dha fish oil supplement. for the price, availability, and quality control, and the amount of dha to epa (almost 50/50, but def. higher than standard 25-30% dha) i like now foods ultra omega

as for vitd3, get the levels checked. any level above 35 is actually associated with increased morbidity/mortality across the board....

u/Black_Magic100 · 1 pointr/Fitness

I understand you need both, but isn't the daily recommended dosage 1000mg of EPA per day?

is that the one you are referring too?

u/_Hubris · 1 pointr/leangains

"Two softgels provide 360 mg of EPA, 240 mg of DHA, and 120 mg of other omega-3s" from Amazon!

So no, not even close - do you know of a brand that does have that much?

Edit: Read to the bottom, Martin seems to recommend This Brand

u/andnbsp · 1 pointr/Fitness

This is the one I take:

NOW Foods blah blah blah words

$20.25 / (.750 * 180) = $0.15 per gram

If you really care about the price, you can buy fish oil as a dog food supplement. I found this gem while looking for fish oil for my dog. It's not molecularly distilled like most human fish oils are, but the mercury and pcb levels are below detectable levels, if the company is to be believed.

linky link

The only source I could find for epa and dha levels.

32oz: $24.50/(.675*267) = $0.14 per gram

64oz: $41.55 /(.675*267*2) = $0.12 per gram.

All calculations do not include shipping. I have amazon prime so I do not pay shipping on these.

note I don't know much about epa vs dha and therefore i was only trying to maximize dha+epa.

u/hospitalian · 1 pointr/Fitness

Yeah, I can't make any sense out of it, for sure. I can eat crab, so it seems like a shellfish allergy wouldn't be the cause. As for my fish oil, I've tried a couple of brands. Currently, I'm using Now, and it's giving me the same problem. Oh, well. I'll give the kind you recommended a shot.


EDIT: forgot some letters and shit

u/wren5x · 1 pointr/Fitness

It's possible to acquire pills that are much higher in n-3 concentration without paying a ton. Like these are 75% n-3 (750mg of every 1g = 1000mg). There are probably even better deals if you look around hard.

u/gatesgamer33 · 1 pointr/StackAdvice

> 180mg EPA & 120mg DHA

That's a little low. I'd try maybe [this brand]( Count/dp/B000SE5SY6) because It's the cheapest per mg omega 3 on amazon that I've found.

>Centrum Advance Multi-Vitamin

I've found that a lot of multivitamins don't include their ingredients in the most absorbable form. This is the one I take, because it seems to be the most absorbable multi that I've found.

u/ThrowinStacks · 1 pointr/Supplements

Creatine timing doesn't matter once your muscles are saturated with creatine.

Your fish oil seems very low in epa/dha. My current fish oil contains 750mg combined epa/dha. So I only take 2-3 a day. I don't think there is any benefit to take more than 1-2 grams per day. That amount is perfectly safe.

I would recommend Rhodiola from my personal experience. That's another I buy from NOW.

L-Carnitine in the form of ALCAR affects the brain and the body. In LCLT form it only affects the body. You might get extra stimulatory effects from ALCAR, but you may not get the same testosterone uptake response you get from LCLT.

It's your personal preference if you'd rather juice a beet root before each workout, or take a scoop of powder. The difference is probably insignificant.

Rhodiola will help immensely with stress. That's it's main purpose. There shouldn't be any negative drug interactions. ALCAR has also been shown to have antidepressant effects.

The only thing else I would recommend is a multivitamin. I suggest Rainbow Light for Men because of it's high potency and bio-availability. A good multivitamin should improve your energy and mood.

u/Super_Dork_42 · 1 pointr/ADHD

That's kind of expensive. This stuff is linked elsewhere in the thread and is way cheaper. I mean, even if there are some fish burps with it, at least it's the right kind and is a load cheaper.

u/Anonasty · 1 pointr/Fitness

NOW Foods kicks ass! My all time favorite is their Ultra Omegas. They don't taste bad, are really cheap and easy to swallow. Not to mention that the EPA helps me with concentration.

u/thinklewis · 1 pointr/Fitness

Yup... take a look at this.

I like NOW Ultra which has 500/250 EPA/DHA. It's the best bang for buck with my limited searching...

u/DrRabbitt · 1 pointr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu

start taking this stuff it helps with memory and shit, and its good for a bunch of other crap too

my g/f works at an organic and health food store and makes me take stuff like this, but it actually really does help

u/minutestomidnight · 1 pointr/StackAdvice
u/mr_bacon_pants · 1 pointr/Supplements

For creatine and beta alanine, just get the powder. No difference between that and a name brand, except the name brands might include other stuff (ingredients, flavors, fillers, etc) and will almost always be more expensive.

From what I've read, fish oil oxidizes easily, so when you look for a supplement, I've read you should find one that has vitamin e or some antioxidant combined with it. Doesn't look like the bulk supplements fish oils have that, so I'd probably go with another brand. I use nordic naturals.

u/Axolotl89 · 1 pointr/lupus

do other people take fish oil? how have you found it??

while this is a mice study, relating to a specific lupus trigger (silica), i thought it was interesting.
"According to Harkema, the DHA could be changing the way these cells, also known as macrophages, react to the silica in the lungs and somehow alter the immune system's response."

i took some and noticed an improvement, but stopped because i was getting an aftertaste of lemon, which is lame, i know.

i spent ages researching which was best; £40-50 a bottle, but they're amongst the best.
nordic naturals;

u/arnoldthemountain · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I'd take the fish oil as well. This looks like it doesn't have any EPA and only 50mg of DHA, which is fairly low.

You may also want to upgrade your fish oil, if it doesn't have a great EPA/DHA ratio. Nordic naturals makes a good product.

u/sym3try · 1 pointr/Supplements

Here's what I am looking at:

  • Multivitamin (LEF 2-Per-Day Capsules)
  • Fish Oil (LEF)
  • Vitamins D + K (LEF)

    I will probably pick up some cheap 5-HTP and Rhodiola form NOW just to try out.

    I am wondering if I will be getting too much Vitamin D from this as the multi has 2,000UI and the D+K has 5,000UI... The multi doesn't have K and that D+K supplement looks pretty good, especially with the added Iodine... does this combo look like I might be overdoing it?
u/justaflechewound · 1 pointr/whole30

This would probably do the trick: Nordic Naturals, Omega-3, Lemon, 1560 mg, 16 fl oz (473 ml)

There are a few other brands that also do a liquid.

u/bznnjj · 1 pointr/Fitness

Just found out the difference in concentration (and thus in budget) between fish oil softgels and liquid fish oil.

God dammit.

u/yoonamaniac · 1 pointr/vegan

I know Deva has this but I don't know anything about pre-natal vitamins.

u/muhpinealglandz · 1 pointr/Nootropics

Tuna is a predatory fish and tends to accumulate much larger amounts of heavy metals like mercury. Honestly, if I was ever going to take a fish oil supplement again, I wouldn't take anything but this one derived from algae.

u/OmmmShanti · 1 pointr/vegan

I take this for DHA:

I think $20 for 3 months is pretty affordable and I don't take it every single day because sometimes I forgot so it lasts longer. I didn't want to give up fish for a long time because I wanted to make sure I got heart healthy nutrition due to my own personal health situation and I'm happy with these supplements so far.

u/SteelToedSocks · 1 pointr/veganfitness

B12, Omega 3, and Creatine Ethyl-Ester. I used to take BCAAs but now they're in my Protein Powder.

u/aphis · 1 pointr/soylent

I have used these in the past. I no longer eat meat and this seems like a fine meat-free source, if that is something you are interested in.


u/Killerzeit · 1 pointr/Accutane

You could take Ovega - it's an alternative. No fishy taste and helps all the same.

u/Pandas_UNITE · 1 pointr/Supplements

While we are on the topic of fish oil. Be aware of the brands which are high in PCBs (a known carcinogen). This can accumulate over time and be harmful to you. Probably something to be aware of as well. These omega-3 vegetarian supplements get their omega 3 from algae, skips the middle man. Consider these instead if you decide to avoid the risk of mercury and PCB's.

u/squidpretty · 1 pointr/vegan

I use Ovega-3 as a fish oil replacement and love it.

u/keyboard_user · 1 pointr/vegan

Fish oil also doesn't contain B12. It's a source of omega-3s, which are another important nutrient that you should probably also be supplementing. Vegan sources are flax oil (not as good), or algae (which is actually where the omega-3s in fish oil come from to begin with -- fish eat algae).

u/Animum_Rege · 1 pointr/vegan

I was simply trying to show you that there is vegan DHA/EPA. Here is another one that has more DHA/EPA.

Check out if you'd like to know more about why it's unhealthy to supplement with fish oil, even the 'highly filtered & tested' varieties.

u/Cato_Keto_Cigars · 1 pointr/keto

Are you hitting all your micros/macros? Anything missing there?

How much water are you drinking.

I was hungry a lot for the first week or so; I upped the water consumption, took supplements to ensure i was hitting everything [1], [2], [3] (#3, only because vegans have a hard time getting Omega-3 without meat) and it went away.

u/dreiter · 1 pointr/nutrition

This page should give you all the information you are looking for. There are no studies using hemp as a specific food source, but ALA to DHA conversion should be similar no matter what food source you use. Conversion rates are low, although the science is not clear on how detrimental this may or may not be for health. Overall, if you want to be on the safe side, supplement with 200mg/day of DHA pills and you will be good to go. Otherwise, just keep living your life while making sure to get enough ALA in the diet (through flax, chia, and/or hemp).

Just for info, I buy these, which is a 2 month supply for less than $30. That's about the best price I have found for vegan DHA.

u/DeepFriendOnions · 1 pointr/vegan

I've been taking this one for a while. It has a good EPA/DHA amount for the price per serving:

I've also heard this one is pretty good:

Unfortunately, you'll find the algal supplements are noticeably pricier than their flax seed counterparts.

u/heartcoke · 1 pointr/Supplements

Is this one safe?

I just started taking 3 tabs in the morning and 3 at night, just curious how you would determine that it's a "good" brand.

Also why is your fish oil supplement so low in EPA/DHA? You said below you take 300mg caps, wouldn't you need like 20 pills a day?

I take 8 of these a day: (4/4)

To counteract soreness, anti inflammatory bonuses, and to counteract some of the negatives from taking Arachidonic acid, just wondering what your opinion was...

u/kjfpouvy · 1 pointr/Fitness

From what I understand, fish oil shouldn't cause fish burps unless it's gone rancid. I currently use the Kirkland stuff from Costco, but I'll be buying this when my current supply runs out. Check the comments for some good info.

u/Spitinthacoola · 1 pointr/longevity

Its not the cheapest thing in the world but I was doing this for a while when I had a well paying job and it was pretty great. The dose on the bottle is 2 caps for 1.5g EPa and I was taking 4 so getting 3g/day. No negative side effects. No fish burps. If you have the money Id say worth a try.

Nutrigold Triple Strength Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement, 2100 mg, 180 Softgels

u/accountnumber111893 · 1 pointr/bodybuilding

Yeah but I paid way less than the one they have may have to wait til it’s back in stock directly from the seller instead of 3rd party or choose a different one.

You will be fine with any of these around the same ranking. Here’s a direct link to the nutrigold one to get you started:

Nutrigold Triple Strength Omega-3 Fish Oil Supplement, 2100 mg, 180 Softgels

u/facecube · 1 pointr/Fitness

Optimum is nice but I like these:

Nutrigold Triple Strength Omega-3 Gold

They're really big so you only have to take 1 instead of three or four.

u/Keninishna · 1 pointr/Nootropics

Here you go
I take two a day.

u/onthejourney · 1 pointr/Android

I'm big on nutritional supplements. That's really the bulk of it. Amazon has the selection and prices I'm looking for. If you're older and your body is cranky, definitely look into things like the following:

u/jocq · 1 pointr/steroids

Nothing too special.

Here's some relevant sections from my first cycle post I did a while back under a different user (got outted irl, had to kill it).


Calorie Intake

When | Goal | Intake | Rate | Weight | Length | TDEE
Pre-cycle | Cut | 2100 kcal | -1.5 lbs | -15 lbs | 10 weeks | 2850 kcal
On-cycle | Bulk | 3600-4100 kcal | +1.5 lbs | +30 lbs | 20 weeks | ~3100 kcal

Weight graphs

Pre-cycle cut:

On-cycle bulk:

Some MFP calorie graphs (not perfect, particularly low days were only partially tracked and even some higher ones are only partial):

On-cycle Macros

Protein: 200-220g

Fat: 80-100g

Carbs: 500-600g carbs

Fiber: 80-100g

Sodium: 2000-3000 mg

Potassium: 4000-5000 mg

Meal Timing

Breakfast at 9:30, lunch at 2, afternoon meal at 6:30, workout in the evening, and then eat about 2 meals worth between 10-midnight. Each meal has a balanced macro ratio. I almost never snack between meals.


Staples: oatmeal, greek yogurt, milk, frozen berries, bananas, tilapia, cod, rice (brown, red, black, wild), lentils, quinoa, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, asparagus, brussel sprouts, protein bars (Kirland & Fortix)

I tend to eat the same foods a lot for long periods. Last year it was a lot of chicken and bean burritos instead of fish and rice. Same shake for breakfast, afternoon, and night. Same lunch almost every weekday, often the same foods for dinner as lunch. Bacon and eggs on the weekends. On bulk though, especially this one, I ate more foods outside my staple, ate out more (but still not that much overall), and had more days where I didn't track foods and calories as precisely as I usually do.

I supplement a few things. Fish Oil 2x/day, vitamin D, lecithin, zinc & magnesium, cranberry concentrate, when on the anavar 500mg TUDCA before bed. 12.5mg ephedrine and 150mg caffeine each morning on weekdays (skip weekends).


Programming is probably my weak point. I work hard and push myself, particularly on progressing weight, but I don't do particularly high volume. I do think 5 work sets gave me better results than 4 work sets has been but I had lowered it to try and reduce my overall workout time.



5 minutes of light cardio and 15 minutes of various stretches and body weight squats.


After lifting, 20 minutes of medium intensity steady-state cardio on an elliptical 2-3 times per week.


Lift | Weight | Sets x Reps | RPE | Rest | Warm-ups (kg x reps)
Highbar ATG Squat | 125kg | 4x6 | 9-10 | 2 min | 40x10, 60x8, 80x6, 102.5x4
Barbell Calf Raise | 145kg | 2x20 | 8 | 2 min | none
Bench (paused) | 62.5kg | 4x10 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | none
Pendlay Row | 57.5kg | 3x10 | 8 | 1.5 min | none


Lift | Weight | Sets x Reps | RPE | Rest | Warm-ups (kg x reps)
OHP | 70kg | 4x6 | 9-10 | 2 min | 30x12, 40x10, 47.5x8, 55x6, 62.5x4
Chin-ups | 12.5kg+BW | 4x6 | 9-10 | 2 min | none
Dips | 25kg+BW | 3x8 | 9 | 2 min | BWx8
Cable Face Pull | 82 lbs | 3x8 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | none


Lift | Weight | Sets x Reps | RPE | Rest | Warm-ups (kg x reps)
Highbar ATG Squat | 140kg | 3x3 | 9 | 2.5 min | 40x10, 60x8, 80x6, 102.5x5, 125x4
OHP (paused) | 42.5kg | 4x10 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | none
Deadlift | 160kg | 2x3 | 8-9 | 2 min | 110x10, 130x8, 140x6, 150x4
Barbell Curl | 35kg | 3x8 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | none
Ab Wheel Rollout | - | 3x12 | 8 | 1.5 min | none


Lift | Weight | Sets x Reps | RPE | Rest | Warm-ups (kg x reps)
Bench | 105kg | 4x6 | 9-10 | 2 min | 50x12, 60x10, 70x8, 80x6, 92.5x4
Pendlay Row | 95kg | 4x6 | 9-10 | 2 min | 40x10, 55x8, 67.5x6, 80x4
Lying Leg Curls | 36.25kg | 3x8 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | 25x8
One-armed Band Pec Fly | - | 3x15 | 8-9 | 1.5 min | none


Lift | Increment (weekly) | Total Added | Added per week
Squat | 2.5kg | 35kg | 1.75kg
Deadlift | 2.5kg | 35kg | 1.75kg
Bench | 2.5kg | 25kg | 1.25kg
Row | 2.5kg | 25kg | 1.25kg
Calf Raise | 2.5kg | 35kg | 1.75kg
OHP | 1.25kg | 17.5kg | 0.875kg
Dips | 1.25kg | 15kg+BW (13.5kg) | 0.75kg (1.425kg)
Chin ups | 0.625kg | 7.5kg+BW (13.5kg) | 0.375kg (1kg)

In the last half of the cycle there were weeks where I didn't feel ready to progress and repeated the last week's weight. Dips and chin-ups were more like every other week all along. Also, particularly towards the end, I used 1.25kg per week progression instead of 2.5kg on squat, bench, and row. Accessories I just upped whenever sets felt less than RPE 8.

u/gundamwfan · 1 pointr/trees

I've been thinking about doing this but I've been dieting and exercising already, and I think I'll be doing a No-Bud November. In the absence of cannabis, I suggest you do a search on the other natural herbs that might help improve your quality of life as well.

I've tried 5-HTP, Cayenne Pepper (helps with workouts), Gingko Biloba, Red Chinese Ginseng, and some really awesome Omega-3 tablets from Amazon. Those things, in concert with a healthier lifestyle and exercise (and in my case, cannabis, though you can omit that), have resulted in me losing 13 pounds over the past 2 months, and getting my blood-pressure to the athletic level. I feel great, and I hope you do too.

u/_ilovetofu_ · 1 pointr/soylent

I don't believe there is a DRI for it. I would recommend whatever the dosage is on the bottle. this pill recommends one pill at 1g.

u/Nae_Rolls · 1 pointr/Testosterone

I'm not entirely sure at the moment. Right now I am doing the following:

  • 4 vitamin D drops/day [8,000iu]
  • 3 turmeric capsules
  • 1 fish oil pill
  • No starch in diet along with lowish carbs. Lots of salad with some fruit. Lean meats
  • Low-impact cardio every evening [longboarding]
  • 8 hours sleep/night

    Prices of those supplements may be less elsewhere...

    For the past few years I have taken Humira as needed when the AS really flares up. But I haven't had a shot for months, and this is probably the best I have felt since I was diagnosed. I can't believe how well the above protocol is working. Hopefully it lasts: AS is a horrible disease!

    I'm actually off Testosterone shots right now, and my natural production is slowly creeping upwards. My AS might have actually gotten worse on T shots. Impossible to say for sure, though.
u/JuliuscaesarGG · 1 pointr/steroids

Yeah I saw that the fish sticks aren't bad for once every two weeks or so

Deva Nutrition Deva Vegan DHA-EPA Delayed Release 90 Count

That's what I'm using right now not for any particular reason. Just searched vegan omega 3 or dha supplement. Also eat chia seed every day as well as flax

u/analogphototaker · 1 pointr/vegan

I have a question about vitamin supplements.

I am looking at buying this vitamin sup, DHA&EPA, and flax seed oil omega 3

Should I skip the flax seed and only take the vitamin and dha&epa pills?

u/moncamonca · 1 pointr/nutrition

Fish oil supplements are produced from the animal remains after killing the fish.

If you are interested in getting omega fats without animal products try an Algae Omega supplement like this one. I always say go to the source--that's where fish get the nutrient, so we can get it and actually conserve energy. There isn't enough fish to feed the world population, but there is certainly enough algae.

u/hansern · 1 pointr/ScientificNutrition

Thanks for the response! Is this the one you’re talking about?:

2 of them has almost 600 mg of DHA+EPA. So you take 1 of them (~300 mg) 3-4 times a week? I’m trying to learn how to incorporate DHA.

u/atani · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I use Nordic Naturals Algea Omegas . They're available from Amazon and are Prime shipping eligible (in the US, maybe also in the UK).

u/PolishBearSneeze · 1 pointr/slatestarcodex

So 45$ for 20 days of 1800mg of omega 3 ( and I recommend 3-4 grams a day ) ... So 100$ and 12 pills a day would be perfect ( you can buy in bulk probably ... Or subscribe and save )

I think the transition is the dopamine. You do it for a little while, stop, and go wait I don't feel as good, and do it again. Kinda like smoking.

I will say the best I ever feel is the 20 minute bicycle ride home from the gym at midnight. I feel like I took a xanax.

u/rebelx · 1 pointr/nutrition

True, I have looked at this one algae product that seems promising, but is (probably, rightfully) expensive.

Are you aware of any alternative brands?

I'm also not sure if the levels of DHA and EPA are sufficient in this particular bottle.

EDIT: This was the one brand that I had heard of before. Some of the other ones may or may not have been fly by operations. No idea.

u/eyoxa · 1 pointr/NoStupidQuestions

I’m not familiar with the combination, but I’m the kind of vegetarian who occasionally eats fish and takes fish oil supplements. Omega 3 is very important and can’t really be replaced with vegetables, although algae omega 3 algae omega 3 is a possible substitute, though it’s a bit more expensive.

Personally, I’ve been vegetarian/pescatarian for the past 17 years, and I’ve found I feel best when I eat more fat (olive oil, butter, whole milk yogurt). Try not to substitute meat with carbs. Better to substitute meat with plant/animal fats and veggies.

u/PimauwJiph · 1 pointr/Fitness

There are two types of omega 3 fatty acids. The first type are the long-chain fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA). These are the animal derived fatty acids. They are the biologically relevant molecules for the presumed benefits of omega 3 consumption (cardiovascular, inflammatory, etc.)

The second type of omega 3 is the short-chain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is not biologically useful and must be converted to a long-chain fatty acid by the liver. Unfortunately the conversion process is slow and incomplete so one cannot reach pharmacologically relevant omega-3 levels by consuming ALA alone.

If you would like to receive the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids with a vegan diet they do have some [algae derived EPA/DHA products](Source Naturals Vegan Omega-3s EPA-DHA, Omega-3s for Heart and Brain Health Fish Oil Alternative on the market. I haven't seen any research on these though, and they are expensive considering most of the research on fish oil showing efficacy has used doses in excess of 5g/day. Taking that much algae-derived EPA/DHA may be cost prohibitive.

u/showmethestudy · 1 pointr/veganfitness

I use Source Naturals Omega-3. It was the cheapest on Amazon. I think there’s only 1 plant in the US that makes this so they’re all probably the same except Opti3 because they’re UK based.

I’ve read that heat can inactivate or destroy the omega 3 fatty acids so I only order this in the winter. I just increase my flax intake during the summer.

u/elpwnerTheGreat · 1 pointr/veganfitness

Deva Nutrition has a vegan DHA+EPA drops. Here's an Amazon US link. I think the science is unclear on whether we need to supplement either DHA or EPA. But this is one that I have used.

u/Abby_Sciuto · 1 pointr/eczema
u/rdsf138 · 1 pointr/veganfitness

>I have been contemplating switching but I don't even know where to start.

First of all welcome to the club! Here, watch these two videos of a vegan bodybuilder making cheap, simple and high quality vegan meals to have an idea of what you can do:

>but what about everything else? should i be taking vitamin supplements? should i make sure to eat a huge variety of foods to accommodate for certain nutrients

First B12:

Vegans commonly have one main nutrient of concern and that's B12, vegan products are gaining more space on the shelves so now we have several fortified foods with B12 but you have to understand how B12 works in your body so in the end of the day the simplest way is just taking a supplement but it's possible to get it without any supplemention whatsoever depeding on your diet:

"To get the full benefit of a vegan diet, vegans should do one of the following:"

"Eat fortified foods two or three times a day to get at least three micrograms (mcg or µg) of B12 a day or

Take one B12 supplement daily providing at least 10 micrograms or

Take a weekly B12 supplement providing at least 2000 micrograms."

Here, an exemple of a B12 supplement:


This is a highly contentious subject in general, there are several recent studies that disavowed positive effects of omega-3 supplements from fish. As a vegan there are two routes that you can take, you can add 20g of ground flaxseed or ground chia seeds on your diet or you can take a EPA/DHA supplement from algae:

Have in mind that there are no absolute certainty that omega-3 supplements are helpful but dieticians will usually recommend to you in the name of "playing safe". It's up to you what to do:

Additionally, benefits of ALA:


Non-mainstream view on omega-3:


Since you'll be cutting dairy from your diet I advise you to put some plant-based milk as a replacement. You'll have no qualms with calcium and plant-based milks are fortified with several vitamins and micronutrients.


Although people talk a lot about the difficulty of getting other nutrients, I think it's super difficult to have problems with any other nutrient. To have a better idea, get an app called "cronometer" to monitor you micros and if you just eat normally you'll see that's almost impossible to have problems with other nutrients. You should also check out Dr. Greger "daily dozen" app.

Personally, I don't take omega-3 supplements just ALA everyday and I eat fortified foods and sometimes I just eat a B12 gummybear for safety.

You can also disregard all advise and just follow the guidelines of actual health professionals:

Academy of dietetics and nutrition whole statement on vegan diets:

u/Projektdoom · 1 pointr/vegan

I don't take it for Asthma, only as a general supplement for nutritional purposes, but I use THIS brand off of amazon.

Algae based DHA and EPA. Might be worth trying if you want to get rid of or at least reduce your fish intake.

u/zaltod · 1 pointr/worldnews

You’re right, something like this is only 50 cents a day.

We buy ones that are more expensive than most but that’s because of the gas and bloating that some of the others give her.

The algae experiment is all about growing our own food. Might as well try something new and see if it works for us. Either way it will be a fun thing to try.

u/larkasaur · 1 pointr/FoodAllergies

That's weird. Maybe it's actually an allergy to fish protein in the omega-3 oil.

You could try vegan omega-3 made from algae, and see if you still have a reaction. Seeds and nuts are allergenic anyway, so it's hard to tell from that.

u/sonicon · 1 pointr/Nootropics
u/GinanEatsPlants · 1 pointr/veganfitness

Definitely take B12. That's what I've decided based on my research.

I do also take a vegan omega 3 supplement but there's some disagreement among plant-based doctors on that one. This is the one I take:

u/ZombieChalmers · 0 pointsr/Nootropics

Fish oil usually has a couple of good types of Omega 3's in it ( DHA, EPA) with other oils mixed in.

You can also get your omega 3 from plant sources ,such as flax seed oil which is typically ALA. A substantial fraction of ALA will be converted to DHA/EPA in your body, so consuming DHA/EPA directly isn't necessary.

Non-fish sources are generally higher purity, and are less likely to be nasty, but if they're DHA/EPA they can be more expensive.

I get mine from - But that source could get expensive if you're planning on doing high-dose omega 3.

u/Aninoop · 0 pointsr/Nootropics

Ovega-3 is pretty high quality I would say. It's derived directly from algae, which is what fish get their Omega 3s from. You get a far more sustainable and clean source of DHA and EPA while still retaining quality. Plus there is no flavor at all so I think it's a really great product. I use these myself.

u/pumpkinpatch63 · 0 pointsr/nutrition

Questionable health use for healthy humans (notice I say healthy): L-carnitine, CoQ10, and Inositol (Inositol is found in highest amounts in fruits, beans, grains, and nuts, and much smaller levels in meat). Some of those compounds, such as Carnosine, Taurine, and Creatine, can be beneficial, but not at the levels typically found in meat. The science shows that to get benefit, you have to supplement whether you eat meat of not. The levels in meat are not high enough for meat-eaters to derive benefit from them. Two of these compounds, choline and L-carnitine, have recently been shown to be related to atherosclerosis through the metabolization of gut bacteria into TMAO. Vitamin K1 (readily available in plants) is considered superior to K2 in humans and is sometimes converted into vitamin K2 in the human body. Protein is not a big issue as long as 3-4 servings of high lysine foods are consumed, such as beans, lentils, legumes, some nuts, soy, and seitan. Even with meat, bodybuilders supplement with protein powder. There are actually vegan bodybuilders and vegan protein powders.
The highest concentration of selenium is in brazilnuts (I eat one a day). Again, B12 is super easy to supplement with one 2500 microgram pill a week, as well as with fortified foods. I've not heard much about Phosphatidylserine, but it seems to only benefit older individuals with declining brain functions, and not the general population. Even then, those supplements are now made from soy (originally made from cow brain). Krill oil is just a source of DHA/EPA, and that DHA/EPA are originally made by the algae that krill eat. I take a DHA/EPA pill directly from the algae source, so that I avoid any possible heavy metal toxicity.

Anyways, there are millions of healthy vegans in the world. And, again, the ADA has released it's statement that a vegan diet is healthy. Besides the essential nutrients you listed (B12 and selenium, and in small amounts choline), the supplements are taken by non-vegans as well. Again, if you think they are beneficial, I'm not sure why you would only take them if you wanted to eat a vegan diet. Because non-vegans are deficient in many of these, as levels in meat are low compared to the levels needed to derive benefit.

u/anachronic · 0 pointsr/childfree

Your post is almost entirely incorrect.

> Carnosine, it isn't found in any plants, and it makes sure your brain doesn't degenerate (leading to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's etc....).

Here's an article that says red meat can also raise your Alzheimer's risk. I think - at best - the science is still out on this one.

> Or one of the many other nutrients that cannot be gotten from plants effectively. (B12, DHA, D3, Creatine).

B12 is produced by bacteria, not by animals. You can easily find bacterial sources of B12. I have a bottle of B12 pills in my fridge and my recent bloodwork confirmed my B12 levels are entirely fine.

DHA you can also find in plants. Literally the first result on Amazon

D3 is also available in vegan form

Creatine as well

Please do a few seconds of research before you post this stuff.

u/lessdecidable · 0 pointsr/vegan

Here's one vegan omega-3 supplement

I think it's possible to go without a B complex, but I supplement advice from a trusted friend, a Phd MD neurologist who noted that a large number of his vegetarian or vegan patients came to him because of conditions caused by B9 deficiency. I don't know if that's the case, but I've been taking it since then.