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Has anyone tried trader joes fish oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 11, 2011 at 11:32 PM

Is it any good? In a pinch?

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on October 28, 2011
at 12:19 AM

Mari has a valid point...if you are eating a rock solid diet you don't really need fish oil. And if your diet is less than ideal, you don't need much, in which case I would buy the highest quality possible. I don't think TJs can compete on quality.

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on October 13, 2011
at 10:47 PM

Personally, I think refrigeration for fish oil is a must, unless you gulp it down like no tomorrow...

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on September 01, 2011
at 11:25 PM

I bought Carlson's D3 caplets and they contain Sorbitol (!!!!) I think I'd rather stick with Trader Joe's and their soy.

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on September 01, 2011
at 07:51 PM

@Bethany short term benefits. Long term studies are largely inconclusive showing possible detrimental "side" effect.

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on May 26, 2011
at 04:05 AM

Their salmon oil has no soy in it. Just glycerin and gelatin (for the capsule).

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on May 13, 2011
at 12:17 AM

It looks like normalization of 3/6 ratio and decreasing 6 is more important than popping rancid fish oil. In a good diet, I highly doubt fish oil will have a positive effect. Paul Jaminet has some interesting posts on it.

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on May 12, 2011
at 05:49 PM

no positive benefit? in what sense? I wrote my thesis on omega 3s and there is overwhelming evidence that they are beneficial for certain things.

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on May 12, 2011
at 05:48 PM

usually biting into the capsule is a good way. if it tastes bad, its probably not good. I've tested other brands, which I prefer. But I was out and TJ's was cheap so I wanted to put some feelers out there. I guess you usually get what you pay for.

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on May 11, 2011
at 11:43 PM

I've been using it but I'm not sure how to judge if it's good or not..

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on September 01, 2011
at 07:50 PM

Probs not the best, not the worst either. Sam's Club and Costco are good choices because they move through the stock like no one's business. That means it's pretty darn fresh. Carlson's is a great choice and you can get it for pretty cheap through VitaCost. Once you have it, refrigeration is a good idea if possible.

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on October 13, 2011
at 10:47 PM

Personally, I think refrigeration for fish oil is a must, unless you gulp it down like no tomorrow...

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on May 12, 2011
at 12:58 AM

No, i don't use fish oil. I avoid it because I think it's more important to keep O6 low and get O3 from natural sources. I'm a bit concerned about oxidation, and most studies haven't shown a positive benefit from fish oil supplementation (Different from just increasing O3's).

Af66712088dcb124b4c44a2a82f319fd

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on May 12, 2011
at 05:49 PM

no positive benefit? in what sense? I wrote my thesis on omega 3s and there is overwhelming evidence that they are beneficial for certain things.

Cab7e4ef73c5d7d7a77e1c3d7f5773a1

(7304)

on May 13, 2011
at 12:17 AM

It looks like normalization of 3/6 ratio and decreasing 6 is more important than popping rancid fish oil. In a good diet, I highly doubt fish oil will have a positive effect. Paul Jaminet has some interesting posts on it.

D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on September 01, 2011
at 07:51 PM

@Bethany short term benefits. Long term studies are largely inconclusive showing possible detrimental "side" effect.

D9032e4f6540f9e6bcbb07143002bedd

(449)

on October 28, 2011
at 12:19 AM

Mari has a valid point...if you are eating a rock solid diet you don't really need fish oil. And if your diet is less than ideal, you don't need much, in which case I would buy the highest quality possible. I don't think TJs can compete on quality.

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on October 27, 2011
at 11:14 PM

Yes, it's OK generally.

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on September 01, 2011
at 06:31 PM

The fish oil there is about the same you can get in the larger bottle at Sam's Club or Costco.

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on May 26, 2011
at 11:37 AM

I have a bottle of Carlson's in the fridge at home, but I do keep a bottle of TJs in my desk at work. I pop a couple when I eat cafeteria food for lunch. Not sure about the quality, sorry :(

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on May 12, 2011
at 02:32 AM

It has soy in it as do most fish oil capsules. I stick with carlsons liquid fish oil as it is soy free and if you order it from vitacost it is the same price per dose as TJs.

9f9fa49265e03ddd2bf2bba5477a556b

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on May 26, 2011
at 04:05 AM

Their salmon oil has no soy in it. Just glycerin and gelatin (for the capsule).

Fff58a1fd1e29d93fd6a25d3fdebbade

(400)

on September 01, 2011
at 11:25 PM

I bought Carlson's D3 caplets and they contain Sorbitol (!!!!) I think I'd rather stick with Trader Joe's and their soy.

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5de22782359b98f35104ccc36ee9148b

on May 12, 2011
at 12:03 AM

yes. do it. totally worth it.

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