Fish Oil...

  1. i've heard these really work for memory & concentration..anyone else use them? makes studying improved by 30%-40% i've heard? hmmm....
    these are fish oil pills. i have no clue, i'm not normally one to take this kind of stuff...

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  3. by   NaomieRN
    I am not taking the pill, I am taking the liquid form of fish oil. It does not taste good, but I know it is going to help increase my memory. I take a tsp every morning. I am use to the taste now after taking it couple times. The liquid form works faster, but you get the same results at the end. For many people, I think the pills would work better.
  4. by   marilynmom
    I take fish oil softgels and the first thing I noticed right off the bat was it stabalized my blood sugar. I can't live without it now!

    I buy this kind from Spectrum at the health food store:
    http://www.spectrumorganics.com/index.php?id=210
    http://www.spectrumorganics.com/index.php?id=252

    Here is a really good link talking about the various fish oils and contamination (mercury and dioxins):
    http://www.oceansalive.org/eat.cfm?s...l&sort=Company

    HTH
    Marilyn
  5. by   ChargeNurseAmy74
    thanks i think i"ll go buy some myself & try them out...we all know how much we have to remember sheesh!
  6. by   tigress_8207
    Thanks for the info will try them too.
  7. by   lisabeth
    Interesting. I may go and get some after I finish the two bottles of ginko because I cant tell they are really helping that much.
  8. by   fleur-de-lis
    I have not tried them but I read somewhere that even with the stabilizers they use the fish oils and pills go bad really quick, and rancid fish oil really wreaks havoc on your body - lots of free radical damage is caused by this apparently. They recommended buying small quantities and keeping it in the fridge. I also wonder what it is in the fish oil that helps memory - if it is Omega 3's you can get them in flaxseed which tastes alot better! I put ground flax in oatmeal, yogurt, cereal, etc. Let us know if this works - we can all use that memory boost!!!
  9. by   Staric
    I just watched a show on PBS regarding how the brain stays "active" and healthy (or not) in the latter years of life. Studies showed that if people walked 40 minutes a day, 3 days a week; their attention and concentration improved by 11%..hmmm... Just I thought :>
  10. by   narcissistic
    Has anybody tried Nordic Naturals Omega-3 gel caps? My Nutrition teacher takes them and she's all aglow and healthy. I bought them and the bottle recommends two a day after meals. These things are safe right? Nordic Naturals seem to be a reputable brand. Any ideas?
    Last edit by narcissistic on Sep 15, '06
  11. by   matsgrl
    Myself, my husband, my boys and my dog take fish oil. Brain food!
  12. by   Multicollinearity
    I get mine at Costco. Honestly, I notice no difference in how I feel or function taking them or not. I just see the massive evidence that it's a healthy thing to do, so I do it.
  13. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    I started taking fish oil because my health-conscious-fitness-fanatic daughter insisted that I add them to my vitamins each day because she was worried about my health (kept getting sick & rundown early on in Nursing School because it was just so darn physically and mentally challenging for this 'old broad' going back to school at almost 50!). Well, I felt so much better pretty quickly, more alert and lost that morning 'brain fog'...that I didn't even care if it was 'placebo' effect- was glad to have it! Then for the funniest thing: I became a Study Group leader eventually at my school and one day when we talked about vitamins, I mentioned my taking fish oil...and I later learned that some of the students I was helping ran out to get some! (They told me later that they wondered if that was why I was 'so smart'- what a funny & flattering compliment, wasn't it?? Sure had them fooled! )

    So now I swear by fish oil and will probably take fish oil supplements forever due to the great improvement in short term memory that I have experienced (studying retention) and if this is just a psychological placebo thing...so be it. I'll take any safe & non-addictive 'edge' I can get!
  14. by   narcissistic
    Would this: http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.h...71F&ccd=INK007 count as a fish oil supplement or are you guys taking the liquid form?

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