Anyone take DHA?

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    Mar 29, 2008 12:58 AM GMT
    I recently started taking algae based DHA supplement. Its supposed to be a great source of this type of Omega 3 fatty acid directly from the source the fish get it from.

    Anyone else taking DHA from algae and how have you felt?

    http://www.nutru.com/our_products/omega-zen-3.htm

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    Mar 29, 2008 2:27 AM GMT
    I am taking it. It takes a while for the effects to be felt. But, I am certainly finding that my memory is improving and overall mood is better.
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    Mar 29, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    Why dont you just take an Omega 3 Fish Oil supplement? Should be cheaper.
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    Mar 29, 2008 2:40 AM GMT
    Stas are you taking an algae or fish oil based?

    chizzad I am vegan so I don't use fish products.

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  • TexanMan82

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    Mar 29, 2008 4:21 AM GMT
    I've been taking about 3-4 grams of fish oil per day for a while now. I'm not sure I can describe anything I've felt, but I'm sure it's doing something for me.

    Honestly, one thing I can point to is that my allergies have completely disappeared since taking fish oil.

    I'm going to have a complete physical done to see what my blood makeup is. I'm curious to see what my cholesterol readings may be.
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    Mar 29, 2008 5:33 PM GMT
    how does fish oil lower your cholesterol, fish is laden with cholesterol. Unless maybe the product you use takes out the cholesterol?

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  • TexanMan82

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    Mar 29, 2008 6:33 PM GMT
    Wow-I never knew so many people were concerned with dietary cholesterol.

    OK, studies suggest that dietary cholesterol DOES NOT contribute to blood cholesterol.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega-3_fatty_acid

    Read that link and find out about the benefits of fish oil. Google it and you'll find a huge variety of writeups about the benefits of fish oil.
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    Mar 31, 2008 9:41 PM GMT
    hippie4lyfe saidhow does fish oil lower your cholesterol, fish is laden with cholesterol. Unless maybe the product you use takes out the cholesterol?

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    two different types of it bud. HDL and LDL I think the HDL is the good one but I am not sure.
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    Mar 31, 2008 9:42 PM GMT
    Oh yeah I just ordered some DHEA so that I can see how it works. I will keep you posted ok!
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    Mar 31, 2008 9:44 PM GMT
    what does DHEA do?
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    Mar 31, 2008 9:54 PM GMT
    It contributes to a lot and has lots to do with growth. You have a lot as a child and while you are in your growing years. It's cheap so I am gonna try it lol. It is one of those things that decreases as you age and contributes to test levels and other healthy hormones. Well it is a hormone so yeah!

  • Mar 31, 2008 10:22 PM GMT
    Best way to see what DHEA does is to google it's biochemical pathway. Mainly, people take it so that it will eventually convert to testosterone. The one flaw in that thinking is that most people don't know that testosterone will be converted into estrogen by Aromatase to esterdiol then to estrogen.

    All the reactions in DHEA's pathway are reversible, so if you can take something that can block 2 enzymes (17, 20 lyase and aromatase) plus sex hormone binding globulin (so testosterone is in it's free form), that will give you a more targeted result. For the overall products that DHEA becomes, supplementation is not a bad idea.
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    Mar 31, 2008 10:54 PM GMT
    Yeah just dont take more than you really need. On average 50mg's to 100mg's a day are sufficient in guys my age.
  • vacyclist

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    Mar 31, 2008 11:06 PM GMT
    Seems like we're mixing DHA (where this thread began) with DHEA (which is a different animal).

    I have some experience with DHEA, mostly positive. This is an over-the-counter replacement for a hormone (linked to testosterone production) that decreases as you age. For me I think DHEA (along with targeted workouts) helped accelerate the rebuilding of my left quad, which lost a bunch of muscle mass following a spinal injury. Muscle mass in your quads is useful if you're into long distance cycling.

    DHEA also increases my libido, which is always a kick when you're 100 years old (LOL). There are other threads on this site that have to do with DHEA, it's NOT something to be taken casually by healthy guys in their teens & 20's.