081209 TUESDAY “Michael”
Oh yes. A new “Shed” is coming. . .January 1st.
3 rounds for time.
50 back extensions
50 sit ups
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DCF Exclusive! Article From Diablo CrossFit’s own Mark Lind:
After the couple weeks ago’s posting on fish oil and cod liver oil, I happened to be at both Whole Foods and Costco in the same day. I also happened to have a pen and paper handy, so I decided to see about pricing of fish oil. Things to consider when doing comparisons… since Fish Oil is not a “drug”, there is no standard “dose” like there is with something like Ibuprofin, so you can’t compare “per serving” on different labels. In addition, some fish oil is purified to remove most of the non Omega-3 elements. This makes total volume of fish oil an invalid comparison (some fish oil has more Omega-3 per ml than others).
When reading labels for comparison purposes, it’s important to normalize to the amount of EPA, DHA and “other” Omega-3s you get per serving, then calculate: the total servings in the container multiplied by the total omega-3 per serving to get grams of Omega-3 in the container you are buying. Divide the price for the container by this number to come up with the omega-3 per dollar figure.
Another thing to consider when comparing prices is the “fish burp” element. I have been paying up and taking high grade liquid fish oil for several months (I drink it straight–the fancy lemon flavored stuff), and I have never had a fish burp. I have heard that cheaper oils (both liquid and capsules) have a higher fish burp component to them. You can also purchase enteric coated capsules so the fish oil doesn’t get let out until it passes your stomach (making fish burps impossible since burps come from your tummy). I am not sure if enteric coating interferes with absorption, however (anyone seen any studies on this?)
Lastly, consider the convenience factor. Transporting and keeping capsules around is very handy, although there’s a big difference between taking 17 capsules per day and taking 5 per day (to get your 5g Omega-3 per day we’ll use as a reference).
All that said, here are the numbers…
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