I read up on the benefits of fish oil and wanted to add some. I don't buy into supplements; all I have is protein & a multi. Mark, Glenn, Eric Cressey, & others have all recommended fish oil so I considered it.
However, I'm a 16 year old novice and the minimum quantity recommended is like 3g of EFA a day (10 softgels according to the economy-sized fish oil I've seen at the supermarket) and would run out in a couple weeks since it has 240 softgels in total and costs 25 bucks. Meaning, it would cost a lot of money, a resource that is not readily available in large amounts in my family.
To save some cash, yet benefit from the oil, I was thinking of simply taking less, and making it an effort to consume fish at least once a week regularly. (not much of a problem since the parents have a liking for it)
1) What if I took 7 on training days, & 2 on non-training days? This would come out to about 2g on training days (where I assume more fish oil is useful since hard training days ask for more in general) and not much on rest days, but I've got fish to cover up for the rest. Even then it ain't much. Is some fish oil better than none?
2) Is this being overthought? Should I forget the oil and simply ask the parents to buy and cook fish more often, and then eat a lot of it?