Omega 3 Supplement?

Gwen M.
on 1/31/19 7:22 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Hi all,

Do any of you use an Omega 3 Supplement that you'd recommend because you've seen positive impact on your HDL?

Backstory: My partner has low HDL. He doesn't eat fish, which of course is always the recommendation. I suggested nuts but he said he'd rather take a supplement because he believes he'd have to eat a lot of nuts. (It's really only like 10 a day, but whatever.)

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H.A.L.A B.
on 1/31/19 12:39 pm, edited 1/31/19 5:23 am

The best Omega 3 supplement is a fish oil IMO. No flax oil, or vegetarian. Any fancy fish oil would do, Carlson brand is good quality, but $$.

The best fish oil - IMO would be something that is natural, additives free and tested for Mercury - Mercury free, non detectable. The last one is really critical. When I buy one I make sure I can tolerate it. It can't have nasty smell out of the bottle. Plus I wouldn't take any of it, if I have "burping the oil" problem; as in - take the pill, and later start burping with a fish oil smell /taste.

I found that Costco brand fish oil- salmon oil meet my requirements, and is really affordable. I also use concentrated krill oil, because it really does not smell, and small cap is easier to take.

I would start slowly, one cap a day. Then increase to 2-3 per day if needed. It can be considered a blood thinner. So it may interfere with other meds. Supplements like that I try to take daily, but if I am taking them long term, I often skip a day or 2 per week.

(Edited to correct some tablet typos,)

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Gwen M.
on 1/31/19 12:42 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Thanks, I'll keep these things in mind!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Citizen Kim
on 1/31/19 12:40 pm - Castle Rock, CO

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Gwen M.
on 1/31/19 12:42 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

He's already got that pretty well in hand - hence looking for a supplement.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

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