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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:21 am 
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I ordered some v-pure when I first saw this thread and the 3 for 2 deal, but then they canceled my order because it was back ordered (which it clearly was already when I ordered it). I just bought some of these http://www.northcoastnaturals.com/products/vegedha.php but now that I'm comparing the ingredients the DHA and EPA content is tiny compared to V-pures!


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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:02 am 
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Does anyone have any recommendations for supplements besides V-Pure? I've been eating hemp seed lately and noticing some positive effects (though it might be placebo), but I'd like to take a supplement. Since V-Pure is chronically out of stock, it seems, can anyone recommend a second best?

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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:25 pm 
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jordanpattern wrote:
Does anyone have any recommendations for supplements besides V-Pure? I've been eating hemp seed lately and noticing some positive effects (though it might be placebo), but I'd like to take a supplement. Since V-Pure is chronically out of stock, it seems, can anyone recommend a second best?


omega zen is usually the second cheapest in terms of dollars per mg dha (though not necessarily dollar per pill).

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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:24 pm 
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Thanks! Now, who wants to tell me how much DHA is recommended daily?

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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:23 pm 
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I've been taking Deva DHA but I'm planning to switch to V-Pure because they're cheaper. I take them mostly because I don't always get enough in my diet and there have been some small studies that link low levels of omega-3s with depression, so raising my levels can't hurt.

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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:09 pm 
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jordanpattern wrote:
Thanks! Now, who wants to tell me how much DHA is recommended daily?

Jack Norris is dying to tell you all about it. I do pretty much what he says, which is on 300MG gel cap every time I remember, which is two or three times a week.


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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:32 pm 
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I started taking Pure One DHA. I think it has a good amount of DHA per capsule (300mg). Also, it doesn't have the random herbs that some of the other brands have. It is super expensive though. I got it through Pangea.

I ordered the V-Pure and then canceled because of the wait. Also, I didn't like that the dosage was for 2 pills, I'd rather take one. I want a brand I can rely on, especially since I am thinking about having a baby. I don't want a few months wait between bottles.


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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:39 pm 
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I take the Deva brand one. I have total brain fog all the time though so it obviously doesn't work.

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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:02 pm 
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RandiJM wrote:
I take the Deva brand one. I have total brain fog all the time though so it obviously doesn't work.


Heh, I assume you're kidding, but if you are having cognitive issues, dha's probably not going to help according to the latest research. If veg*ns have cognitive issues, lack of vitamin d, b-12 or iron are the usual culprits.

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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:26 pm 
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Got a deal at my local organic grocer on Barlean's Total Omega Vegan Swirl, which has both and is yummy. Plus I use flax and hemp in varying forms regularly.

That stuff is expensive! How long does a bottle last?


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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:34 pm 
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RandiJM wrote:
I take the Deva brand one. I have total brain fog all the time though so it obviously doesn't work.


Heh, I assume you're kidding, but if you are having cognitive issues, dha's probably not going to help according to the latest research. If veg*ns have cognitive issues, lack of vitamin d, b-12 or iron are the usual culprits.

Or too much internet.

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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:17 am 
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So...some of my DHA's (the Pure Ones) have weird brown things floating in them. Anyone know what that is? I hope they aren't contaminated!


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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:45 pm 
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Opti 3 seems like another brand

http://www.opti3omega.com/


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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:48 pm 
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Biodancer wrote:
Opti 3 seems like another brand

http://www.opti3omega.com/



I take the opti 3 and I like it, but one bottle only lasts 30 days, and it's expensive (to me) to only last that long.


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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:56 pm 
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My doctor wants me to take 600 mg of DHA per day, you guys, and goddamn I don't have money. Anyone in Canada know of supercheap veg DHA sources? What if I chug flax seed oil?


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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:44 pm 
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Chugging flax is not recommended. It's actually toxic in large quantities. I don't think there are any supercheap sources unfortunately.

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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:35 pm 
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god dammit. The only locally available source of vegan dha is udo's oil, which will cost me approximately $65-75 a month. eff that.


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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:41 pm 
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Can you order v-pure? If you take three pills a day of that and get the buy 3 for the price of two offer, you're paying about $20 a month. http://www.v-pure.com/omega3/

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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:49 pm 
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yeah, I actually just ordered that while you were posting. In hindsight I probably should have ordered 6 instead of 3. Ah well, next time.


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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:28 pm 
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jordanpattern wrote:
Thanks! Now, who wants to tell me how much DHA is recommended daily?


dr. oz was talking about omegas and all that the other day and i believe he said 600 mg of dha/day

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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:42 pm 
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I saw a dietitian and she recommended 300-500mg/day. I'm not sure if that was specific to the pre-conception counseling or in general as well. I got the picture it was more important if you are having a baby than in general.


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 Post subject: Re: Omega 3s
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:36 am 
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Anyone know where to get cheap omega 3's/DHA in Canada? Everything online costs so much to ship here but I can't find anything that's not too pricy in the stores. I'm not a big fan of the oils, no matter what I sneak it into I hate finding creative ways to mask the flavour/texture of oil and they tend to be more expensive anyway. I do put flaxseed in my smoothies but I want to cover my DHA bases.

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