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Troy Archie 05-15-2007 10:51 AM

Fish Oil
I'm starting up taking fish oil but I'm curious as to what to look for change/health benefit wise.

Mike ODonnell 05-15-2007 11:28 AM

* Less inflammation (pain)
* Increases cardiovascular health (decreased risk of heart diseases)
* Improves mental/brain function
* Improves depression, ADD, ADHD, and fatigue
* Increases fat loss
* Suppresses cortisol and muscle breakdown
* Reduces risk of cancers
* Improves asthma related symptoms
* Improves blood pressure
* Improves cholesterol
* Increases recovery and muscle growth

Garrett Smith 05-15-2007 06:11 PM

Make sure you get enough, go by the total daily EPA + DHA total...I take 2400mg total EPA+DHA a day, on top of my grassfed beef, wild fish, pastured eggs, and grassfed glandular powders...don't go by "grams of fish oil".

For example:
Kirkland fish oil caps = 300mg EPA+DHA per 1000mg fish oil capsule
Nordic Naturals Super EPAxtra = 600mg EPA+DHA per 1000mg fish oil capsule

Not equivalent in any way, if you went by the grams of fish oil!!!

Nikki Young 05-17-2007 12:36 AM

I was about to start a thread but saw this one and thought i could put it under here as it's in regards to fish oil.

I recently bought a couple bottles of liquid fish oil, because it saved me going to the mall all the time to top up. So i put the extra bottle in the freezer cause thats what i do with my caps, better keeping right? On the bottle it says 'freeze with confidence', whatever thats meant to imply. lol. Anyway, it's been in the fridge now for about 5days, and it's still like jelly(or jello as you call it), is this normal??

Chris Forbis 05-17-2007 02:37 AM

My last bottle of CLO that came from the freezer to the fridge has a rather viscous consistency as well.

Jordan Glasser 05-17-2007 09:21 AM

I've had issues with my fridge being too cold. This happens to me all the time. I leave my fish oil on the counter while I eat a meal to let it thaw. I put it away when I am cleaning up. That's usually enough time for thawing, without too much exposure to room temp.

Nikki Young 05-20-2007 01:39 AM

Thanks Jordon! That did the trick!

Mike ODonnell 05-20-2007 06:43 AM

Nikki what brand? Never had an issue with Carlsons.

Nikki Young 05-20-2007 03:32 PM

Mike, i use Melrose fish oil http://www.melrosehealth.com.au/prod...products_id=24
Pretty much because it's the only liquid fish oil i've been able to find!

Mike ODonnell 05-20-2007 03:42 PM

Hmmm...I like Carlsons and Nordic Naturals...they have them in local health food shops here. I would be curious if you tried another brand in the same fridge whether or not you have the same issues. I once read somewhere that the more impurities it may have, the more likely it will freeze.....and that pure fish oil shouldnt freeze....although at some temp it might...never tested the theory....will have to throw the Carlsons in the freezer to see what happens.

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