Fish Oil

hey, what brand do you use for fish oils? Beradi has his own list which is Nature’s way Fisol and Perfect Zone. Hmm. I have to admit it, I’d think he’d come out with better list than that. Any opinion? Dr. Mercola talked about how good this Carlson’s fish oil is and Living RX fish oil with full spectrum which they seemed better after checking them out at various places. I’m leaning toward Carlson’s fish oil (liquid only) since its cheaper that way and i’m not big fan of having to consume pill after pill all day long.

carlsons is not bad, better then most…I prefer the searslabs brand and take it myself…I like the capsuls since I take it in the morning.

How many capsules? Just in the morning?

I’m using four caps Searslab for the above 60% EPA/DHA ratio; is it better to get the rest of the necessary Omega 3s from Carlson’s over flax seed oil?

Clemson or ltruett, opinions?

Carlsons is ok…but I like Udos and Sears labs together with coconut milk (not all at once).Nature’s ratios are great…too much supplementation can be a problem if you don’t know what you are doing with your fats.

Anyone have opinions about NOW or GNC fish oils? I know most people do not respect GNC as a brand but I like the fact that they test their products for banned substances.

Go with Carlson’s fish oil. Alot cheaper and higher quality. http://www.vitaminlady.com/Carlson_Labs/Liquid_Omega_3.asp

Well I take 1 TBS of UDO’s, 2TBS of Coconut oil and 6 caps cheap fish oil capsules (NOW) which im trying to finish off before I try Carlson’s liquid. Getting tired of swallowing capsules… I will go with flaxseed oil after Im done with udo’s. Cheaper and UDO’s isn’t really worth the price unless you have specific health problem. If i have skin problems, i’ll just simply get borage oil or black currant oil capsules which doesnt require much.

on what basis do you state carlsons is of better quality?

thanks for the info.

Dr Mercola thinks highly of it plus its in liquid and supposedly tastes good enough to be taking it straight up. You have to understand, EVERYONE says different brand! Beradi, Clemson, Mercola, Will Brink, to name a few has their own brand. I just simply decided to go with Carlson’s liquid because it is more cost effective and good of a quality product.

What about the liquid fish oil from Health From The Sun? The information looks pretty similar to Carlson’s.

Carlson’s-per teaspoon
EPA: 800 mg
DHA: 500 mg
Total Omega 3’s: 1600 mg

Health From The Sun-per teaspoon
EPA: 850 mg
DHA: 500 mg
Total Omega 3’s: 1500 mg

Both had molecular distillation, both lemon flavored, both tested for contaminants.

The biggest difference is price. Health From The Sun is a lot cheaper.

How much of Carlson’s are you supposed to take? Only a teaspoon?

Taste from Carlson’s is much better (lemon only) than the taste of Health from the Sun (taste like a lemon-lime fish). Health from the sun will send lab tests of their batches if you want to check out the quality they claim. I use both of the above in liquid, then PureCaps or Thorne for capsules.

It’s pretty much up to everyone. 500ml is 100 servings so i guess 3 tsp a day. It really depends. I’ve read that overweight (high bf%, not to be confused with lean muscle) people shouldn’t take flaxseed oil. Here’s what Dr Mercola had to say:

Dr. Mercola’s Comment:

"Ground flaxseeds are a useful addition to most people’s diet. The unfortunate problem though with using them for most people is that when one has elevated insulin levels, the delta six desaturase enzyme is severely inhibited.

This enzyme is responsible for converting the alpha linolenic acid (ALA) in flax to longer chain fats (like EPA and DHA) and it is easy to develop an excess of ALA in one’s system, which is counterproductive.

Who has elevated insulin levels?

Most Americans, as just about anyone who is overweight (60% of the US population) has excess insulin, as do most all those with high cholesterol, high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes.

So the flax should be used sparingly and probably alternated with other ground grains, like sunflower, sesame and pumpkin, which will help to balance the omega six and omega three ratios."

I don’t know if that’s a fact or not. Anyone want to add to that? Obviously it might work better for someone on reduced carb diet trying to lose BF.

Thanks Clemson and ltruett.

For comparison…Sears Fish Oil

Supplement Facts
Serving Size:
45 Servings Per Container (8 fl oz)

Amount per Serving

Calories Total
40

from Fat
40

% Daily Value+

Total Fat 7%
4.5 g

EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
1.8 g*

DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)
.9 g*

  • Daily Value not established.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

from: http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=86317&catid=30&brand=32221&trx=29384&tab=0#0

Yeah, if I have money to burn, I’d go with Sears Lab in a sec but it’s just not possible right now. 86 bucks… Can’t do it!

On the value, Sears Fish Oil has twice the EPA+DHA per teaspoon, but it costs a little more than 10 times the price for 8 oz than Health from the Sun. Both give about 45 teaspoons, 45 for Sears and 47 for HFTS. Carlson’s is about the same, but it costs more than Health from the Sun.

Cost per gram EPA+DHA:
Health from the Sun: $.13
Carlson’s (500ml): $.23
Carlson’s (200ml): $.29
Sears: $.70

Prices for Health from the Sun and Carlson’s from iherb.com. Also, I think the price just went up as of today or yesterday for the Health from the Sun because I am pretty sure it was about $6 or 7 a couple days ago.

I’m not saying that Health from the Sun or Carlson’s is better than Sears, it’s just a lot more economical and it doesn’t seem to me to make that big of a difference just taking twice the amount. For other things like pollutants, I don’t know, but just from nutritional information it looks pretty similar besides the concentration.

So, would it be as effective taking the same amount of EPA+DHA/omega-3’s from Health from the Sun or Carlson’s as Sears?

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