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Charlie Vassallo
01-03-2011, 10:44 AM
Just wondering about some recommendations for the following supplements:

Fish Oil (odourless please)
Vit D
BCAAS
Protein

Looking at best bang for your buck if possible.

Thanks

Darryl Shaw
01-04-2011, 03:49 AM
Just wondering about some recommendations for the following supplements:

Fish Oil (odourless please)
Vit D
BCAAS
Protein

Looking at best bang for your buck if possible.

Thanks

A good diet will provide all the protein you need and ~15% of that protein will be BCAA's so supplementing with these is a waste of money. It may be necessary to supplement with fish oil and vitamin D if you're unable to obtain enough from diet and exposure to the sun but I'll leave it to others to recommend specific brands as I assume you're looking for a U.S. based supplier.

John Alston
01-04-2011, 04:51 AM
Costco - for fish oil and meat supplies.
If you want to protein powder (I won't judge) then True Protein.

Jane Michel
01-04-2011, 06:10 AM
Fish Oil (odourless please) - what I have been taking is Costco's Kirkland Signature enteric coated fish oil concentrate; Jarrow's EPA-DHA balance which is more expensive but I prefer it to Costco's (http://www.iherb.com/Jarrow-Formulas-Odorless-EPA-DHA-Balance-240-Softgels/7929?at=0; Steven Low's coupon code at iherb is LOW052, mine is XOJ00). I've just ordered a couple of bottles of NOW Foods Super EPA to try though.

Vit D - Healthy Origins Vit D3, I think it's cheapest at iherb http://www.iherb.com/Healthy-Origins-Vitamin-D3-10-000-IU-360-Softgels/21298?at=0

BCAAS - have used only one so far, but it's recommended by Martin Berkhan and tasty enough for me to not bother trying others: Scivation Xtend

Protein - unable to suggest as I live elsewhere

Steven Low
01-04-2011, 06:48 AM
^^^ That

But this is the fish oil I use:

http://www.iherb.com/Nature-s-Answer-Liquid-Omega-3-Deep-Sea-Fish-Oil-EPA-DHA-Natural-Orange-Flavor-16-fl-oz-480-ml/7908?at=0

Jane Michel
01-04-2011, 06:56 AM
Ooh looks like a good deal Steven. I am jealous of you people living in the US!

Charlie Vassallo
01-04-2011, 05:41 PM
I live in Canada and don't mind ordering from the US because I got a mailbox there for things like this.

Jane Michel
01-04-2011, 09:21 PM
I live in Canada and don't mind ordering from the US because I got a mailbox there for things like this.

Hmmm... guess Canada is close enough to the US so that shipping charges are still alright for you? I live in Asia so heavy things get really costly. Although I prefer to fish oil in liquid form to capsules, the glass bottles they usually come in are just too heavy and I'm also afraid they might break while being shipped.

Someone on the CF boards said Whole9 recommends OmegaMaine, which comes in aluminium bottles. High amount of EPA/DHA out of the total fish oil content, but I did some calculations (EPA+DHA per dollar) and it's very much more expensive than the liquids in the glass bottles!

Wayne Riddle
01-05-2011, 04:03 AM
I'll second the suggestions from others here, and for iHerb. I'll add that I use Jarrow's Formula for BCAA and also Natural Calm for a magnesium supplement.

Tony Ferous
01-30-2011, 02:25 AM
Alicia i live in Singapore(must update profile)..i order all my supps from the US, from iherb, DHL postage is cheap and super quick, ive never had a glass bottle break.
I made a 5kg order yesterday in fact, postage cost under 20GSdollars.
I wouldnt buy any food/liquid in aluminium packages, for fear of it leaching in into the product, glass is best, most inert.

Jane Michel
01-30-2011, 06:34 AM
Hey Tony, I am in Singapore as well currently :)
iherb's having a 30% discount on DHL till 31 Jan isn't it?

Good to hear that you haven't had a glass bottle break yet. I caught the extra 10% discount on popular brands in December and got some NOW Foods fish oil and Vit D... enough to last a couple of months. Hopefully iherb will offer another DHL discount towards mid-year and I'll try the fish oil Steven takes. Didn't know about the risk of aluminium leaching into the fish oil.....

What do you usually order from iherb?

john smith
01-30-2011, 10:29 AM
for protein i recommend Isoflex by Allmax Nutrition. ive been using it since reading about it in one of Robb Wolf's blogs. ive also heard good things about Stronger Faster Healthier's fish oil and whey protein..

Tony Ferous
01-31-2011, 06:55 AM
I usually order every few months, i think even with the postal from the US, nearly everything works out cheaper than Singapore where things like vitamin C can cost 40 dollars a bottle!
Usually get vit D, fish oil(carlsons), magnesium glycinate, zinc, bcaas, curcumin...

Jane Michel
02-20-2011, 05:32 AM
Has anyone noticed that the EPA and DHA in Nature's Answer's fish oil have both dropped while price has remained the same? The same has happened for Jarrow Balance but with a price increase.

Steven Low
02-20-2011, 08:42 AM
Hmmm, it did drop from 1300 mg EPA+DHA to 1100 mg EPA+DHA per serving.

That sucks...

It seems like most fish oil supplements are doing that though.

I know there was a big fuss about kirkland fish oil from costco dropping their EPA+DHA content total off the label or something... jarrow and now nature's answer dropping their content kinda sucks too.

Maybe it's because of shortage in fish or something?

Not sure... sucks for us though. :\

Wayne Riddle
02-20-2011, 04:18 PM
I know there was a big fuss about kirkland fish oil from costco dropping their EPA+DHA content total off the label or something.

It was off the label at one time but the bottle I ordered last month (after using Jarrow's for a while) had it back on there.

Jane Michel
02-21-2011, 04:00 AM
... jarrow and now nature's answer dropping their content kinda sucks too.

Yeah... I've liked Jarrow much more than Kirkland :/

Was about to order some bottles of Nature's Answer yesterday, and double checked my spreadsheet and found out about the drops. Within the higher EPA/DHA per serving range, Nature's Answer still is cheapest. Within the 180/120 EPA/DHA per pill type of range, I think NOW Foods' 500 pill bottle is the cheapest.