Tuesday, July 31, 2012

omega 3


In August 2003, researchers in London report that Omega-3 EFAs produce two powerful natural appetite suppressants when taken in fairly large doses (2 capsules, 3 times per day before meals). The appetite suppressant hormones, known as cholecystokinin (CCK) and PYY are both released in the upper part of the small intestines when Omega-3 fat is consumed, helping patients to eat around one-third less calories. This appetite-suppressant effect lasted a full 12 hours.

True or False?

Dosing for fish-oil supplements should be based on the amount of DHA and EPA, not the amount of fish oil. A typical capsule contains .18 g or 180 mg of EPA and .12 g or 120 mg of DHA, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. NIH states that some research suggests that 6 g daily of a specific fish oil supplement, providing 260 mg of DHA per gram and 60 mg EPA per gram, significantly decreases body fat when combined with exercise.

6 gm/ day again

1 comment :

  1. Did they do a control? How about a couple of pats of butter before a meal? That works for me, and might have nothing to do with omega 3.


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