Bodybuilding.com Information Motivation Supplementation
in:

    The World’s #1 Bodybuilding And Fitness Forum - Save Up To 50% Off Retail Prices In Our Bodybuilding.com Store!

Reply
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 201

Thread: tuna safety

  1. #1
    Registered User ChickenTuna's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
    Age: 46
    Stats: 5'6"
    Posts: 1,478
    BodyPoints: 174527
    Rep Power: 1652
    ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit ChickenTuna's BodySpace
    ChickenTuna is offline

    tuna safety

    I've been very busy with work lately and to make sure I don't miss any meals, I've been eating tons of tuna out of convenience while I'm driving around. Mostly the Starkist pouches of tuna fillets..at least 3 a day while I'm working.

    I know there is a 'safe' amount to eat according to the mercury bs, but is it really that bad to OD on tuna?
    Reply With Quote

  2. #2
    Registered User jdonyx's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2005
    Location: North Carolina, United States
    Age: 45
    Stats: 5'11", 195 lbs
    Posts: 246
    BodyPoints: 21135
    Rep Power: 13
    jdonyx is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) jdonyx is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) jdonyx is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) jdonyx is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) jdonyx is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) jdonyx is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) jdonyx is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) jdonyx is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) jdonyx is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) jdonyx is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) jdonyx is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    Visit jdonyx's BodySpace
    jdonyx is offline
    Hi-

    I personally have no idea how much is considered "safe". But I do know if your not trying to get pregnent, it isn't as much of an issue.

    This link might help.

    http://www.pbs.org/now/science/mercuryinfish.html

    Good Luck.
    -= JOE =-
    Reply With Quote

  3. #3
    Love Thailand lukamar's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2005
    Location: Sechelt, BC, Canada
    Age: 67
    Stats: 5'11", 176 lbs
    Posts: 3,691
    BodyPoints: 28159
    Rep Power: 6929
    lukamar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lukamar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lukamar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lukamar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lukamar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lukamar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lukamar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lukamar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lukamar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lukamar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) lukamar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit lukamar's BodySpace
    lukamar is offline
    Probably the safe amount of Mercury is "Zero" but that would be impossible to achieve in a normal diet. I take 1000mg of Methionine/day in the hope that it will help with lowering my cholesterol and apparently it also helps with the elimination of Mercury from the body as well. I eat canned tuna regularly but not at every meal, I've often wondered about the amount I'm ingesting.

    http://heartdisease.about.com/cs/ris...ishmercury.htm
    http://www.benbest.com/health/mercury.html
    http://tuberose.com/Sulphur_and_Mercury.html
    Reply With Quote

  4. #4
    Registered User ChickenTuna's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
    Age: 46
    Stats: 5'6"
    Posts: 1,478
    BodyPoints: 174527
    Rep Power: 1652
    ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit ChickenTuna's BodySpace
    ChickenTuna is offline
    thanks so much for the info!!! I've been to that site before and I've used the mercury calculator and I'm of course consuming WAY too much according to the charts.

    I figure they are being extra conservative in covering their asses with the tuna legalities, but do most big tuna eaters go over the limit also? and have any BB'ers ever really felt the side effects/symptoms of poisoning they speak of?
    Reply With Quote

  5. #5
    Registered User jmurjr's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2005
    Posts: 335
    Rep Power: 10
    jmurjr is just really nice. (+1000) jmurjr is just really nice. (+1000) jmurjr is just really nice. (+1000) jmurjr is just really nice. (+1000) jmurjr is just really nice. (+1000) jmurjr is just really nice. (+1000) jmurjr is just really nice. (+1000) jmurjr is just really nice. (+1000) jmurjr is just really nice. (+1000) jmurjr is just really nice. (+1000) jmurjr is just really nice. (+1000)
    jmurjr is offline
    I go over the recommended amount all the time (not sure if it is safe or not)but hell I take alot more than the recommended amounts of several vitamins.
    Reply With Quote

  6. #6
    Registered User SoMdHunter's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: Sitting in my treestand, patiently and quietly waiting on the next world record P&Y buck to walk past.
    Posts: 693
    Rep Power: 249
    SoMdHunter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SoMdHunter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SoMdHunter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SoMdHunter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SoMdHunter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SoMdHunter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SoMdHunter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SoMdHunter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SoMdHunter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SoMdHunter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000) SoMdHunter has a reputation beyond repute. Second best rank possible! (+100000)
    SoMdHunter is offline

    Thumbs up Agreed

    Originally Posted by jmurjr
    I go over the recommended amount all the time (not sure if it is safe or not)but hell I take alot more than the recommended amounts of several vitamins.
    Like jmurjr said, we are probably eating way to much of everything according to the "experts". Hell, the water we drink is polluted (even bottled), the air is full of smog, acid rain is everywhere leaching into the soil, and the garden fresh vegatables are full of insecticides.

    I'm not going to live forever anyway, so I don't worry about it.

    But if you are worried about it, I have also seen those pouches of chicken as well as tuna. Might want to give them a try instead.
    The Socialist Party candidate for President of the US, Norman Thomas, said this in a 1944 speech: "The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of "liberalism," they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."

    http://www.xtremebodybuilding.net/index.php?referrerid=14801
    Reply With Quote

  7. #7
    High Plains Lifter Mark1T's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2004
    Stats: 1'1", 1 lbs
    Posts: 7,350
    BodyPoints: 29633
    Rep Power: 9168
    Mark1T has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mark1T has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mark1T has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mark1T has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mark1T has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mark1T has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mark1T has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mark1T has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mark1T has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mark1T has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Mark1T has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Mark1T's BodySpace
    Mark1T is offline
    What I have started doing is buying the canned chicken with hardly any fat, in the same packaging that tuna comes in.

    The protein is a little less, but there is no mercury at all in chicken.

    One little can has about 9 grams protein. Still eat tuna, but just less and use chicken as an alternative.
    Reply With Quote

  8. #8
    Uber Alles Skorpius's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Location: Chicago
    Age: 41
    Posts: 546
    BodyPoints: 807
    Rep Power: 12
    Skorpius is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Skorpius is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Skorpius is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Skorpius is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Skorpius is a jewel in the rough. (+500) Skorpius is a jewel in the rough. (+500)
    Visit Skorpius's BodySpace
    Skorpius is offline
    Based on my own experiences with eating 3-4 cans of tuna (not albacore) a day over the period of several months, I would not recommend it. Although I never felt sick or anything like that, I started to break out on my lower abdominals in a manner I had never before experienced. Once I stopped eating all that tuna, my skin cleared up without any trace left of what once was there. I have since gone back to eating ONE can a day in the morning when I get to work without any problems.
    Save our supplements:

    http://www.saveoursupplements.org/
    Reply With Quote

  9. #9
    Message Board King Baldsnake's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: United States
    Age: 74
    Posts: 2,829
    BodyPoints: 9599
    Rep Power: 0
    Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Baldsnake's BodySpace
    Baldsnake is offline
    I use to do the 3 cans a day thing. My Doc was so pissed at me he did a hair analysis and showed me that my merury levels were off the charts. He put me on some kind of medication to purge the chit. Count me in on the chicken route.
    Reply With Quote

  10. #10
    Utah...but I'm taller batteryrequired's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2002
    Location: Indiana, United States
    Age: 52
    Stats: 6'3", 203 lbs
    Posts: 5,108
    BodyPoints: 18984
    Rep Power: 5435
    batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit batteryrequired's BodySpace
    batteryrequired is offline
    I may need to change to canned chicken...i go thru so many cans of tuna a week i have gills!
    Double T Sponsored Athlete!!!!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "If you are going through hell... keep going" Sir Winston Churchill
    Reply With Quote

  11. #11
    Registered User ChickenTuna's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
    Age: 46
    Stats: 5'6"
    Posts: 1,478
    BodyPoints: 174527
    Rep Power: 1652
    ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit ChickenTuna's BodySpace
    ChickenTuna is offline

    Talking

    I think I will switch to chicken, I probably have some gills also..
    Reply With Quote

  12. #12
    UP THE IRONS!! Tim_G's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2004
    Location: The Poconos of PA
    Age: 51
    Posts: 446
    Rep Power: 15
    Tim_G is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Tim_G is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Tim_G is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Tim_G is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Tim_G is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Tim_G is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Tim_G is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Tim_G is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Tim_G is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Tim_G is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500) Tim_G is a glorious beacon of knowledge. (+2500)
    Tim_G is offline
    yeah, i'm growing webbed fingers and toes...gills is next?
    seriously, i'm 2 cans a day and have been for.....a few years....
    DIE WITH YOUR BOOTS ON!!
    Reply With Quote

  13. #13
    Mind Control NJLife's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2004
    Stats: 5'7", 208 lbs
    Posts: 6,591
    BodyPoints: 9083
    Rep Power: 2176
    NJLife has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) NJLife has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) NJLife has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) NJLife has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) NJLife has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) NJLife has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) NJLife has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) NJLife has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) NJLife has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) NJLife has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) NJLife has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit NJLife's BodySpace
    NJLife is offline
    just remember a stray bullet could hit you anytime. When your time is up it's up. I eat tuna all the time, and will remain eating it as often as I like
    Shut up and Squat!


    My vert+strength Log: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=152282483
    Reply With Quote

  14. #14
    Moderately neato GREENFEATHER's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2004
    Stats: 6'5", 252 lbs
    Posts: 13,476
    BodyPoints: 18184
    Rep Power: 123566
    GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit GREENFEATHER's BodySpace
    GREENFEATHER is offline
    This is the 5th one of these threads in 6 months and if you're that anal about the levels of mercury then you need to look for some other protein source. Something will kill you, be it old age, a bullet, a car accident or cancer.

    These animal are pelagic, that means they swim the open oceans following their food sources, usually dolphins, Mahi Mahi, not Flipper. They have to eat CONSTANTLY to stay alive, much more than any other fishes in the ocean. This means they're processing up to 1.5x their bodyweight in food PER DAY. With the amount of pollution in their environment, it's no wonder they're tainted with mercury and other heavy metals, the food fishes that the dolphins feed upon are filtre feeders which. In my opinion is the very reson they are tainted because these fish feed closer inshore and drag these pollutants back out to sea with them. Albacore feed closer to shore than say a Yellowfin or Big Eye.
    "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.."
    -- Winston Churchill

    "When the government fears the people there is liberty, when the people fear the government there is tyranny."
    Thomas Jefferson
    Reply With Quote

  15. #15
    Registered User ChickenTuna's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2005
    Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
    Age: 46
    Stats: 5'6"
    Posts: 1,478
    BodyPoints: 174527
    Rep Power: 1652
    ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) ChickenTuna has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit ChickenTuna's BodySpace
    ChickenTuna is offline
    Originally Posted by GREENFEATHER
    This is the 5th one of these threads in 6 months and if you're that anal about the levels of mercury then you need to look for some other protein source. Something will kill you, be it old age, a bullet, a car accident or cancer.

    These animal are pelagic, that means they swim the open oceans following their food sources, usually dolphins, Mahi Mahi, not Flipper. They have to eat CONSTANTLY to stay alive, much more than any other fishes in the ocean. This means they're processing up to 1.5x their bodyweight in food PER DAY. With the amount of pollution in their environment, it's no wonder they're tainted with mercury and other heavy metals, the food fishes that the dolphins feed upon are filtre feeders which. In my opinion is the very reson they are tainted because these fish feed closer inshore and drag these pollutants back out to sea with them. Albacore feed closer to shore than say a Yellowfin or Big Eye.


    thanks for setting it straight GREEN,.... the tuna is back ON now!!
    Reply With Quote

  16. #16
    Waiting for July 15 KrushR's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2002
    Location: hiding in the Room of Requirement
    Stats: 6'0", 220 lbs
    Posts: 4,328
    BodyPoints: 2010
    Rep Power: 1784
    KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit KrushR's BodySpace
    KrushR is offline
    I'll find links when I get home, but I read quite a few articles that attribute the mercury levels in fish not so much to pollution, but as "naturally occuring" (methylmercury, I believe). It's not pure mercury like you'd see in a test tube, but some chemical derivative. It's like the mercury in Thimerosal that they put in certain immunization shots...it's not straight mercury, and has never been conclusively proven to do harm. Supposedly it used to heighten the probability of birth defects, but I can't find any documentation that proved it 100%.

    Sure, guzzling straight mercury will do you in, but a few tuna cans a day won't kill you, especially if you take certain supps to help remove heavy metals from your system.

    edit: this chemical derivative could simply be the actual mercury that gets pumped into the environment, as per Green's post...I'm no chemist.
    Last edited by KrushR; 12-31-2005 at 09:10 AM.
    part of DA...keep it on the QT
    Reply With Quote

  17. #17
    Waiting for July 15 KrushR's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2002
    Location: hiding in the Room of Requirement
    Stats: 6'0", 220 lbs
    Posts: 4,328
    BodyPoints: 2010
    Rep Power: 1784
    KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit KrushR's BodySpace
    KrushR is offline
    Originally Posted by GREENFEATHER
    These animal are pelagic, that means they swim the open oceans following their food sources, usually dolphins, Mahi Mahi, not Flipper. They have to eat CONSTANTLY to stay alive, much more than any other fishes in the ocean. This means they're processing up to 1.5x their bodyweight in food PER DAY. With the amount of pollution in their environment, it's no wonder they're tainted with mercury and other heavy metals, the food fishes that the dolphins feed upon are filtre feeders which. In my opinion is the very reson they are tainted because these fish feed closer inshore and drag these pollutants back out to sea with them. Albacore feed closer to shore than say a Yellowfin or Big Eye.
    Well put. To follow this up, here's a list of fish deemed "rather safe" for miniscule amounts of mercury present:

    Summer Flounder
    Wild Pacific Salmon
    Croaker
    Sardines
    Haddock
    Tilapia

    link here. Some good stuff...filter out the B.S.
    part of DA...keep it on the QT
    Reply With Quote

  18. #18
    Hittin' it and gettin' it Braindrop's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2005
    Location: Texas
    Age: 49
    Posts: 2,056
    Rep Power: 1567
    Braindrop has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Braindrop has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Braindrop has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Braindrop has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Braindrop has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Braindrop has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Braindrop has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Braindrop has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Braindrop has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Braindrop has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Braindrop has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Braindrop is offline
    I don't do canned tuna, but I do eat 4 oz of tuna sashimi every day for lunch. I've been doing it for about a month, I'm going to keep doing it for another 2 months then get my levels tested when I go in for my physical.
    Braindrop
    ---------------------------
    Apr 2010 224#
    Oct 2007: 272#
    ---------------------------

    My Journal: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=660421
    Reply With Quote

  19. #19
    Utah...but I'm taller batteryrequired's Avatar
    Join Date: Oct 2002
    Location: Indiana, United States
    Age: 52
    Stats: 6'3", 203 lbs
    Posts: 5,108
    BodyPoints: 18984
    Rep Power: 5435
    batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) batteryrequired has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit batteryrequired's BodySpace
    batteryrequired is offline
    Originally Posted by KrushR
    Well put. To follow this up, here's a list of fish deemed "rather safe" for miniscule amounts of mercury present:


    Croaker


    link here. Some good stuff...filter out the B.S.

    This is a safe fish to eat?!?!?!? LMAO Sorry .... just doesn't sound right to me.
    Double T Sponsored Athlete!!!!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "If you are going through hell... keep going" Sir Winston Churchill
    Reply With Quote

  20. #20
    Moderately neato GREENFEATHER's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2004
    Stats: 6'5", 252 lbs
    Posts: 13,476
    BodyPoints: 18184
    Rep Power: 123566
    GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) GREENFEATHER has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit GREENFEATHER's BodySpace
    GREENFEATHER is offline

    Exclamation

    Actually Croakers are a type of drum, like redfish. They get their name from the way they beat theis muscles against their swim bladder, it makes a craoking or burping noise.

    Watch where the Tilapia come from, the ones from Asia aren't the same quality as the fish here in the USA. I raised 12,000 lbs of Tilapia this year, I sell all over the Northeast I know how mine are treated, fed and harvested as I have them from conception to slaughter.

    The tuna issue is one that is a case of environmental pollution. As I said in my earlier post this is due to the way they eat, CONTINUOUSLY! There isn't anywhere near the pollution 30 miles and more offshore as there is in the inshore waters. For instance, a 300 lb tuna eats anywhere from 300 to 450 lbs of food in a day. They need the energy to avoud being eaten themselves. With this amount of food being ingested on a daily basis, there's no wonder they are tainted will all sorts of toxins that are ingested and stay in the meats.

    A 100,000,000 egg spawn of tuna will net 3 adults, to put it into perspective. If you're a dolphin, Mahi Mahi, it takes 400,000,000 to get the same number to adulthood. These are the odds in the open ocean guys and gals, not too good. It eat or be eaten and eat a lot to stay ahead of the "be eaten " curve.

    As for those studys, I'll have a look at them when I get back at university on monday and draw a conclusion then, it looks like someone has an agenda there. I'm like fitty in that respect, I follow the money trail then make a decision.
    "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.."
    -- Winston Churchill

    "When the government fears the people there is liberty, when the people fear the government there is tyranny."
    Thomas Jefferson
    Reply With Quote

  21. #21
    Waiting for July 15 KrushR's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2002
    Location: hiding in the Room of Requirement
    Stats: 6'0", 220 lbs
    Posts: 4,328
    BodyPoints: 2010
    Rep Power: 1784
    KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) KrushR has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit KrushR's BodySpace
    KrushR is offline
    Originally Posted by GREENFEATHER
    For instance, a 300 lb tuna eats anywhere from 300 to 450 lbs of food in a day.
    mmm...300 lb tuna...


    Good to have some knowledge in the field on the board, Tonto.

    I know some of the stuff on that page was spewed forth by people with agendas, but as I said, you can filter out a lot of that. My wife stayed away from pretty much all fish/seafood while she was pregnant, except for the local farm-bred organics, and that was a meeeelion $$$/pound.
    part of DA...keep it on the QT
    Reply With Quote

  22. #22
    Sesamin Lowers Free T asuguy's Avatar
    Join Date: Feb 2004
    Age: 31
    Stats: 6'1", 176 lbs
    Posts: 1,650
    BodyPoints: 1655
    Rep Power: 12
    asuguy has a spectacular aura about. (+250) asuguy has a spectacular aura about. (+250) asuguy has a spectacular aura about. (+250) asuguy has a spectacular aura about. (+250) asuguy has a spectacular aura about. (+250)
    Visit asuguy's BodySpace
    asuguy is offline
    im pretty sure I saw tuna labeled mercury free either at sprouts or whole foods or maybe another organic store, name eludes me right now.
    Reply With Quote

  23. #23
    -- 3%er -- Nagalfar's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Location: Utah
    Posts: 6,218
    BodyPoints: 14251
    Rep Power: 5895
    Nagalfar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Nagalfar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Nagalfar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Nagalfar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Nagalfar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Nagalfar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Nagalfar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Nagalfar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Nagalfar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Nagalfar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Nagalfar has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Nagalfar's BodySpace
    Nagalfar is offline
    Guys.. I really hate to do this, I too love my fish too, but, you should not eat to much of certain types fish and seafood, here is a link to the FDA telling how much is in species by average.. to much mercury can really take the lead out of your pencil..

    http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~frf/sea-mehg.html

    If I remember correctly, farm raised fish and shellfish have even higher levels of contamination, sometimes by 3 times the levels contamination of wild caught fish and shellfish, meaning if it is farm raised you should be eating even less of it per week. It is my understanding that ALL fish carry some levels mercury, and other pollutants as well.. the mercury is a secondary concern in some species of shellfish, especially farm raised in Asia (not to include Australia).

    Any seafood and shellfish that is imported from Asia/Pacific (other than Australia) you should avoid.. just my advice..

    (The reason farm raised tend to have higher levels of things you dont want to eat including mercury, due to watershed from rain washing the build up of pollutants that are on the ground into the local water systems).
    "The pen is mightier than the sword, but, The sword guarantees ownership of the pen"

    Overkill is an often underrated achievement.

    -Rosebud 5-9-6-
    Reply With Quote

  24. #24
    Message Board King Baldsnake's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: United States
    Age: 74
    Posts: 2,829
    BodyPoints: 9599
    Rep Power: 0
    Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Baldsnake's BodySpace
    Baldsnake is offline
    So I gotta throw 'em back if not 30 miles from shore? Tell me it aint so....

    (No silly....not if raised by Greenie in those old rain barrells of his)
    Reply With Quote

  25. #25
    Registered User dartol's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2005
    Location: League City, Texas, United States
    Age: 45
    Stats: 6'0", 208 lbs
    Posts: 3,419
    BodyPoints: 13453
    Rep Power: 1541
    dartol has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dartol has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dartol has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dartol has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dartol has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dartol has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dartol has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dartol has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dartol has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dartol has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dartol has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit dartol's BodySpace
    dartol is offline
    This has been on my radar for a while. My wife was a big fan of albacore and ate way more than the recommended amount. I finally got her switched to plain old 'light'.

    Here are a couple more useful sites:
    http://www.gotmercury.org/
    http://www.ewg.org/issues/mercury/20...FQSBSAodIBwjHw

    There is also a company that makes certifed 'low mercury' tuna by only keeping the smaller fish. It's expensive though! It's called 'Wild Planet'. You can find it by searching for 'low mercury tuna' at amazon.com.

    I like croaker! I like shark too, but the big ones are really high in mercury. I catch small ones (~2 ft) so I figure those are pretty safe.

    Darren
    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe
    http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/Starting_Strength_Wiki

    I'm back, visit my new journal! http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?p=455993991
    Reply With Quote

  26. #26
    Registered User StartinOver-68's Avatar
    Join Date: Dec 2006
    Location: Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
    Age: 76
    Stats: 5'8", 215 lbs
    Posts: 1,966
    BodyPoints: 20136
    Rep Power: 2889
    StartinOver-68 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) StartinOver-68 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) StartinOver-68 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) StartinOver-68 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) StartinOver-68 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) StartinOver-68 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) StartinOver-68 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) StartinOver-68 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) StartinOver-68 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) StartinOver-68 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) StartinOver-68 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit StartinOver-68's BodySpace
    StartinOver-68 is offline
    All this talk reminds me of the guy that quit drinking beer because it was bad for him, only to be killed by a beer truck while crossing the street.

    This crap is all agenda driven, much like the drug funded studies for the medical profession.

    Sorry to be such a cynic, but thats the way I am. I don't avoid driving through falling rock zones either.
    Reply With Quote

  27. #27
    Message Board King Baldsnake's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2005
    Location: United States
    Age: 74
    Posts: 2,829
    BodyPoints: 9599
    Rep Power: 0
    Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Baldsnake has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Baldsnake's BodySpace
    Baldsnake is offline
    SO68....for your eyes only...
    Last edited by Baldsnake; 03-14-2007 at 02:42 PM.
    Reply With Quote

  28. #28
    Registered User bigwally's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Age: 52
    Posts: 4
    Rep Power: 0
    bigwally is on a distinguished road. (+10)
    bigwally is offline
    At one point I was so full of mercury I was able to rent myself out as a thermometer for outdoor parties.

    I do believe there is more than just negative hysteria about fish that tend to be old when caught and marketable, and mercury contamination. Seems these critters tend to collect more and more contamination year after year, and they don't metabolize nearly at the rate at which they live. I'm thinking we don't either, therefore I tend to mix up my quick and easy "from the can" eating between tuna, chicken, turkey, and beef equally more or less.

    The double-blind, published, and peer reviewed studies on this are scant so I'm going by feel. Three cans of tuna a day wouldn't feel right to me but I can't prove it's a bad idea.
    Reply With Quote

  29. #29
    Squats traps to grass Defiant1's Avatar
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Age: 89
    Stats: 7'1", 100 lbs
    Posts: 38,592
    BodyPoints: 37384
    Rep Power: 69044
    Defiant1 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Defiant1 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Defiant1 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Defiant1 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Defiant1 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Defiant1 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Defiant1 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Defiant1 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Defiant1 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Defiant1 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) Defiant1 has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit Defiant1's BodySpace
    Defiant1 is offline
    Originally Posted by ChickenTuna View Post
    I've been very busy with work lately and to make sure I don't miss any meals, I've been eating tons of tuna out of convenience while I'm driving around. Mostly the Starkist pouches of tuna fillets..at least 3 a day while I'm working.

    I know there is a 'safe' amount to eat according to the mercury bs, but is it really that bad to OD on tuna?
    When you can start telling the temperature EXACTLY, you know you have had too much...
    CSCS, ACSM cPT.
    Reply With Quote

  30. #30
    Banned dbx's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2006
    Stats: 1'1", 190 lbs
    Posts: 26,317
    BodyPoints: 23648
    Rep Power: 0
    dbx has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dbx has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dbx has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dbx has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dbx has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dbx has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dbx has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dbx has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dbx has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dbx has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000) dbx has reached the pinnacle! Best possible rank! (+1000000)
    Visit dbx's BodySpace
    dbx is offline
    Here's one of my favorite articles about tuna and mercury. Yep, it's just another article, but it's also one that I personally agree with:

    The best science indicates that trace amounts of mercury in the fish Americans eat simply aren't high enough to pose a health risk. But measuring only mercury further exaggerates this hypothetical risk. There's another scientific wrinkle that few environmental groups are talking about -- largely because it doesn't help to promote their scare campaigns. An accurate picture of the health consequences of eating fish must include other substances that affect the way mercury interacts with the human body.

    Selenium is plentiful in fish, but the public hasn't heard much about its role in the mercury puzzle. As biochemists, pharmacologists, and neurologists study this nutrient, we're gaining a better understanding of its importance.

    In scientific jargon, selenium has an unusually high "binding affinity" for mercury. In layman's terms, this means that when the two elements are found together, they tend to connect, forming a new substance. This makes it difficult for the human body to absorb the mercury separately. So when mercury "binds" to selenium, it's no longer free to "bind" to anything else -- like brain tissue.

    The research world is still developing explanations for exactly how selenium cancels out mercury's potentially toxic effects, but most scientists accept one of two competing theories.

    The conventional idea describes selenium as a sort of "mercury magnet." Under this theory, once selenium is digested it can locate and neutralize mercury molecules. In one study, Japanese researchers found that adding selenium to the diets of birds "gave complete protection" from large amounts of mercury. Research carried out by scientists in Scotland and the Philippines has concluded that the relationship between mercury and selenium is one of "toxicological antagonism." And in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency describes selenium as an element that is "antagonistic to the toxic effects of mercury."

    The more recent selenium hypothesis holds that mercury takes a more active role in the relationship. Under this theory, when mercury enters the body it seeks out selenium and takes it out of circulation, preventing the body from creating enzymes that depend on selenium to perform their functions. Enzymes are special proteins that control the various steps in chemical reactions that make life possible. Without enough selenium-based enzymes, the functions of the brain and other organs can be affected.

    While this might sound scary, problems can only occur if we don't get enough selenium to counteract the trace amounts of mercury in the fish we eat. And fish are so rich in selenium that this is not likely to happen. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has measured selenium levels in more than 1,000 commonly consumed foods, and 16 of the 25 best sources of dietary selenium are ocean fish. University of North Dakota environmental scientist Dr. Nicholas Ralston is an expert on the relationship between selenium and mercury. Here's how he describes it:
    Think of dietary selenium as if it were your income and dietary mercury as if it were a bill that you need to pay. Just as we all need a certain amount of money to cover living expenses such as food and rent, we all need a certain amount of selenium ... Only one major study has shown negative effects from exposure to mercury from seafood, and that seafood was pilot whale meat. Pilot whale meat is unusual in that it contains more mercury than selenium. When you eat pilot whale meat, it's like getting a bill for $400 and a check for less than $100. If that happens too much, you go bankrupt. On the other hand, if you eat ocean fish, it's like getting a check in the mail for $500 and getting a bill for $25. The more that happens, the happier you are.

    Dr. Ralston is right. Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that most of the fish we eat contains significantly more selenium than mercury. Seafood that contains more mercury (Hg) than selenium (Se) includes pilot whale, tarpon, marlin, and some shark. Fish we most commonly consume, including all forms of tuna and salmon, are rich in selenium.

    More importantly: Mercury levels found in fish have actually DECLINED or stayed the same over the past 10 years.
    Reply With Quote

Reply
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Home Store Products Careers Help Contact Us Terms of Use Checkout