What Kind Of Fish oil Should I Look For?

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    Apr 07, 2008 2:50 AM GMT
    I would like to start taking fish oil capsules but am confused which is best. I hear there are some to avoid over others and when I went to Wal-Mart or Target to buy some I noticed the variety is just incredible. I had no idea where to start and thought I'd ask first. Can anyone suggest what I should look for when buying fish oil? Many Thanks!
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    Apr 07, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    From what I've read, krill oil is best:

    http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/uncategorized/why-krill-oil/

    http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/uncategorized/krill-oil-and-inflammation/

    http://www.proteinpower.com/drmike/supplements/another-reason-to-opt-for-krill-oil/
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    Apr 07, 2008 3:23 AM GMT
    I use cod liver oil from Nordic Naturals. It is high quality brand. A tad expensive tho, but you get what you pay for.

    I use it for cell growth and tissue healing. I take it every day. You need essential fatty acids to "aid in the maintenance of cell membrane fluidity and stability, development and function of brain and nerve tissue, oxygen transfer and energy production, immune functions, and conversion into compounds involved in all body functions including local hormones governing inflammatory responses."

    The omega 3 fatty acid is particularly good for treating inflammation in a sore muscle or ...even a sore stubbed finger like I had once.

    Here are a bunch of links to the site:

    Essential Fatty Acids

    Which product for me?

    Product Line

    Arctic Cod Liver Oil

    Gold Standard - Nordic Naturals raises the bar on freshness and purity of cod liver oil.

    Immune Response Poster (PDF)
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    Apr 07, 2008 4:00 AM GMT
    You should accept only purified oils containing odd-numbered omega-3 fatty acids between 17 and 21 carbon chain length. Of course, this can only be distilled from merman semen. The problem is that those sent to collect it tend to keep it for themselves.

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    Apr 07, 2008 4:04 AM GMT
    mindgarden saidYou should accept only purified oils containing odd-numbered omega-3 fatty acids between 17 and 21 carbon chain length. Of course, this can only be distilled from merman semen. The problem is that those sent to collect it tend to keep it for themselves.



    where can I find my own personal mermon?
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    Apr 07, 2008 5:25 AM GMT
    I always get my fish oil from freshly squeezed shark liver. It's always best when you cover yourself in chum, jump in the water, wrestle the 15 foot tiger shark into submission and yank its liver out through its naughty place.
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    Apr 07, 2008 5:27 AM GMT
    I buy Omega 3 from Puritan Pride and save a pile of money. I used to buy a much more expensive brand and it's made no difference in my triglyceride count.

    I also buy their CoQ10, which is a huge bargain too.
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    Apr 07, 2008 11:36 AM GMT
    Thanks for the responses. Krill oil sounds interesting. I may look into that more. Thanks again !!!
  • fitdude62

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    Apr 07, 2008 1:21 PM GMT
    The best one that I have found is EFA Icon from Prograde Nutrition. Find out more here.

    https://perfectfitwc.getprograde.com/store.php?top_menu=Weight_Loss&products=16-18-19&submenu=1

    David
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    Apr 07, 2008 2:38 PM GMT
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    I take this on prescription from my doctor. I take 2000mg. a day. This is part of a bigger regime of statins, etc.

    The result is that my cholesterol and triglycerides are perfect.

    Of course, there are big dietary factors as well. Anyway, I swear by this therapy and believe it has saved my life.

    Terry
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 07, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    Get yourself a pet fish. My fish, Snorkel, gives me all the fish oil I need...and it's FREE!
  • fitnfunmich

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    Apr 07, 2008 4:03 PM GMT
    Ian: go to your doctor and ask for a prescription for Lovaza. It has 1000 mg of omega-3 acids (465 mg EPA and 375 mg DHA) per capsule, is without impurities like mercury, and best of all: your insurance will pay for it.
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    Apr 07, 2008 4:06 PM GMT
    ursamajor saidproduct-272914.jpg

    I take this on prescription from my doctor. I take 2000mg. a day. This is part of a bigger regime of statins, etc.

    The result is that my cholesterol and triglycerides are perfect.

    Of course, there are big dietary factors as well. Anyway, I swear by this therapy and believe it has saved my life.

    Terry


    Oh I thought that was a machine in the mens room...icon_eek.gif