Things I noticed about fish oil

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  1. pollux

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    I realize most fish oils are pretty deceptive in pricing. It's hard to effectively gauge how much you're actually getting out of each capsule.

    From my brief research, it seems that a basic indicator of a fish oil's potency is by considering the amount of EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) it has. To further complicate things, I find that a lot of brands typically use 2 capsules as their serving size (somewhere around 2000mg, as opposed to 1000mg) but they don't necessarily have that much EPA and DHA.

    I bought one from Trader Joe's recently which is decent because for 1 capsule of 1100mg, I get 300mg EPA, 200mg DHA. At roughly ~$10 for 90 capsules, it's at an okay price. A lot of brands only have half this concentration. The one from TJ's is supposedly molecularly distilled for purity and to remove contaminants.



    Do you guys have any better recommendations? I feel that I could find something that's cheaper than this.
     
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    hey, newb signing in.

    what does fish oil do for you?
     
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    No, that's pretty much the standard per pill.
     
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    Yeah I see that amount pretty often. I read that some people take up to a 1000mg of EPA (5 caps/day in this case) to see any benefits.

    At $17.99, it's still a little cheaper than what I have though, but it's more of an inconvenience to take that many.

    I also found that they have triple strength:
    http://www.gnc.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3685052&cp=2108442
     
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    what i take

    -Elcosapentaenoic Acid (EPA): 500mg - %
    -Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA): 250mg - %

    take 2-3 and your good for the day
     
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    costco has bottles of 400 caps w/ 300mg combined EPA/DHA (180mg EPA, 120 DHA) for $10-20 depending on coupons.. Been taking 10 caps per day for over a year now.... My joints feel better, skin and hair are better, and I'm sure my cardiovascular system has seen some benefits as well. :bowdown:
     
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    i take 2 of the GNC Triple Strength Fish Oil Daily.

    900mg Pills (647mg EPA, 253mg DHA)

    how much more could i take? i want better skin :o
     
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    Ive been taking fish oil for years now. Never noticed a single damn bnefit. :dunno:
     
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    iirc i read somewhere a gram of EPA is what a normal person should aim for. so maybe a little more than that :dunno:
     
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    :hs: i wish they would break it down into individual EPA/DHA amounts. seems baller though
     
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    how much do you take?
     
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    It's easier to get a $10 mix of rape-
    seed oil and linseed oil, and some
    other general omega 3 mix oil bottle
     
  17. pollux

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    that seems to be the roughly the same cost as mine
     
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    i was like wat :rofl:
     
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    stuff that would normally leave my joints feeling dry doesn't seem to effect me that way anymore :dunno:
     
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    i'd say.

    my generic brand i get at walmart is 400epa/200 dha - and it's 14.99 for 240.
     
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    For 2 capsules I'm assuming.
     
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    3000mg aday.
     
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    what kind of benefits were you guys expecting to notice?
     
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    work at a gym and this is the brand we supply to our members

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    which gym?
     
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