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Old 05-21-2017, 10:29 AM   #1
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Do you regularly take fish oil?

I take 2 1000 mg per day, one a.m. one p.m.

I usually order my supplements from Amazon (prime) and will order different brands according to reviews and price. I don't mind paying more if I know there is good reason for it = higher quality.

If you take fish oil/omega 3s what brand do you like? I'll stick to one brand if I think I'm getting a good quality fish oil.
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:43 AM   #2
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Unfortunately, many of them are rancid from improper storage/shipping/sitting on shelves.
I'd suggest going to a local vitamin/supplements store and getting a cold liquid version. From what I've read, that's the best option for any oil based suppments.
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:17 AM   #3
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I sometimes use the Costco brand (says one per day), but I have had to return a bottle or two in the past because they were rancid. I prefer and always buy the "Nature's Bounty Maximum Strength" from Costco when it's on sale. The mg on Fish Oil always confuses me, for example on the Nature's Bounty bottle, the label says, "1400 mg/980 mg of Omega-3". On the nutritional label in the back it says, "Provides 980mg of Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids comprising of: EPA 647 mg, DHA 253 mg" which only adds up to 900 mg. Confusing.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:46 AM   #4
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I get the Nature's Bounty as well. I store them in the fridge and have never gotten a rancid bottle.
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:35 PM   #5
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how do you know if they are rancid. Do they have a smell?
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:37 PM   #6
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how do you know if they are rancid. Do they have a smell?
Yes they smelled very very fishy and the capsules felt gummy.
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:42 PM   #7
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thanks Jeanie. Mine smell okay and aren't gummy, but I'm going to go put them in the fridge
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The ones I returned were greasy and left an oily residue on my fingers in addition to having an odor.
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Old 06-24-2017, 04:54 PM   #9
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I take fish oil everyday to help lower my triglycerides. I store the bottle in a cabinet that is room temperature and haver never had any problems.
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Mine seemed to get kind of sticky in the fridge, so now I also store them in a cool cabinet and they've been fine.
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Mine seemed to get kind of sticky in the fridge, so now I also store them in a cool cabinet and they've been fine.
I buy a particular brand once a year when the manufacturer (a private company) has a special on Omega 3. It's a big bottle of 750 gelcaps. I store them in a very cool cabinet and keep a small bottle of them in the kitchen.

I take 1.5 to 2 grams a day--not all at once.
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Old 07-02-2017, 08:44 AM   #12
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I use the cod liver oil by Carlson. Must be refrigerated after opening. Lasts about 4 month with almost daily use.
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Old 07-02-2017, 09:23 AM   #13
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i've thought about switching to cod liver oil. I've read good things about it. do you buy it online?
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Old 07-04-2017, 07:33 AM   #14
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Yes, I order online. I believe the local health food stores are more expensive.

I do not feel any difference from taking fish oil or the cod liver oil. The only supplement I felt a difference from was the liquid or powdered magnesium. I wonder if it is worth while to spend money on these extras that do not seem to make a noticeable difference.

I did notice better skin from evening primrose oil at first. Now I don't notice anything yet I keep taking it. Maybe things would be worse if I didn't take all this stuff?
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