Someone said to me that Fish Oil (FO) should be taken 30 minutes before meals. She said that this will help curb the appetite and you can eat less. This is the first I've heard of using FO for appetite/weight control. I’ve been taking Carlson’s FO for balancing omega 6’s, anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant. The directions on the bottle state “Take one teaspoonful daily one or more times daily AT MEALTIME.” I normally take one teaspoon immediately after breakfast and supper. So, I got to wondering if she might be onto something. Does anyone have any recommendations for the best time to take FO?
Lab Rat, go to the Nutrition forum, the Shangi-La method. That is a description of the use of nutritional oils to aid weight loss. If you can rouse Just Me, she can tell you how much weight she has lost. She was very pleased with the effects when she reported a few days ago.
Dear Lab rat,
I believe Carlsons is supposed to be taken at a dosage of one tablespoonful, not just a teaspoon.....check and see. If not, then I've been taking too much for a long time!
I take mine whenever I happen to think of it.
I was told it would not work for the Shangri-La diet, since it is flavored.
Hi Lab Rat,
I owe you an apology. I should have worn my glasses when I read the label on the fish oil......you were correct....the dosage is one teaspoon, not one tablespoon. I've been taking two tablespoons lately.....no wonder my blood vessels are breaking with the slightest pressure.....I used a back brush to scratch my upper back and now have broekn spider veins all over the area.
The lesson here is to wear my %#$!? reading glasses more often. I hate getting old.
This will save me a lot of money too, since Carlson's isn't cheap.
Thanks for spurring me on to read the label.
I've started taking Carlson's Fish Oil (FO) by the teaspoon once a day, because that's what the label suggested. After awhile I increased it to one teaspoon twice a day. One teaspoon appears to be 4 grams. This dosage seems to have helped with my C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and triglycerides (TG) to my satisfaction. It did seem to increase my cholesterol readings modestly, but I'm somewhat happy with them even though my Doctor isn't. So, I am holding with this dose. Perhaps you can use more than I need. We are all different. If you like it by the tablespoon, I say stay with it.
Hi Lab rat,
I think I will drop to a teaspoonful, since I am taking vitamin E and several herbs that thin blood as well. The overdose would explain my small blood vessels breaking, which has been scaring me.
I thought one teaspoon of Carlson's was equal to 1,600 mgs., which would be closer to 1 1/2 grams than 4 grams.
Our Cardiologist recommended 2 grams for me, and 1 gram for my husband.
Guess we'd both better go read that label one more time.
I have purchased krill oil, and am starting it later this week. I only bought one month worth, so I did not want to start until 3 1/2 weeks before my next doctor's appt.
That way I can get a cholesterol test done within a few days after my appt. before I run out, and see if it really works or not, before I buy more.
I have been fooled so many times, and wasted so much money.
I do not care about lowering my "high" total cholesterol, but want to raise my low HDL, and krill oil is supposed to raise it by 43.5% on average. (Please don't post that exercise raises HDL....I've been exercising religiously all of my life, and it's made not one whit of difference).
I will let you know my results....