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post #16 of 25
Big +1 for Carlson's. Bottled in Norway, and I am half Norwegian.
post #17 of 25
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Originally Posted by TRA8324 View Post
go for the actual oil and not a supplement. I use these.
Is there a difference between the oil and the supplement? Isn't the latter just the oil in capsule form? Or do the capsules use oil that's been processed somehow?
post #18 of 25
Fish oil is essentially a collection of fatty acids, many of which are very important for your overall health. A common misconception is that fatty acids (fats) are bad for you. Many of the fatty acids in fish oil are critical for cell membrane composition (so is cholesterol and people say that's bad too). The basic reason to take fish oil is the price. Even if there is little health incentive to take it, the fact that it is only <$10 for 180 caplets (take 2 per day) makes it worthwhile. I would and do pay $10 every 3 months with the hopes that the fish oil I do take is doing something beneficial for me.
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I would and do pay $10 every 3 months with the hopes that the fish oil I do take is doing something beneficial for me.
Which brand do you buy?
post #20 of 25
I don't think there's a better preventer of coronary artery disease out there. Shoot for 2-3 grams a day of omega 3 fatty acids. Ignore the total fat content.
post #21 of 25
Thought this article might be of help in what to look for in fish oil. "Fish oil: What's the difference?" http://www.heartscanblog.org/2010/12...ifference.html
post #22 of 25
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I use these.

CostCo pills have more per pill. Independently tested by Robb Wolf and others.
post #23 of 25
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Fish oil is essentially a collection of fatty acids

also known as lipids.
post #24 of 25
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OP, there's no harm in taking a fish oil supplement for your brain health as you age, it's most likely very beneficial to do so, but just don't expect it to provide you with a total shield from the deleterious effects of a 30:1 O6/O3 standard American diet. I don't know exactly what your diet looks like currently, but eating the right kinds of food, and not others, is essential for reaping the full benefits gained from a fish oil supplement.

very true. good advice
post #25 of 25
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CostCo pills have more per pill. Independently tested by Robb Wolf and others.
Yep. I use the Costco super duper pill in the blue bottle. Good shit.
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