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What's the highest DHA+EPA Fish Oil on the market?

Answered on February 03, 2017
Created December 08, 2010 at 3:25 PM

I'm looking for a very High count of DHA+EPA Fish Oil in capsule form. I know StrongerFasterHealthier has some really high quality product, but they are very expensive. Are there any other quality fish oils out there?

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on December 14, 2012
at 07:07 AM

Please just eat the effing fish... -_-

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on April 08, 2011
at 07:47 AM

PUFA mega3, PUFA mega6 in no case I would like to eat 50g of PUFA. It seems way too potent to be practical.

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on April 08, 2011
at 12:30 AM

I use this too. At iherb it's about $24 for an 8oz bottle. I've found liquid MUCH each easier to take than pills, which was a surprising discovery. Contains natural Vitamin E too.

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on February 19, 2011
at 07:12 AM

Hey Stephen-Aegis - do you have any references for the that? Just interested as I've not heard that one before. Thanks!

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on February 06, 2011
at 02:38 PM

krill is generally kept in triglyceride form :)

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on February 06, 2011
at 02:37 PM

plus this is in triglyceride form rather than ethyl ester.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on February 06, 2011
at 02:35 PM

keep in mind, # is not everything, triglyceride form is way more bioavailable and absorbed, so pound for pound so to speak, WAYY more effective.

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on February 05, 2011
at 08:34 PM

I stick to krill oil myself, it naturally comes with enough anti oxidant that it is super unlikely to be oxidized.

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on December 19, 2010
at 09:13 PM

I would not touch fish oil capsules with a 10 foot pole... read the real facts...You will not want to ever be close to juiced fish oil again period..... http://brianpeskin.com/BP.com/reports/CAMB-Fish-Oil-Fallacies-Report.pdf

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on December 08, 2010
at 07:29 PM

That was EXACTLY what I needed! Thanks alot!

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at 05:40 PM

That looks really good to me. Good value at the vitacost discounted price. Unfortunately, Carlson's is another brand that won't send out a COA; actually, they never responded to my query. Doesn't discount them as an option, but it irks me that they won't share this info.

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on December 08, 2010
at 03:56 PM

Perhaps the biggest bang for your buck will be found with the Puritan's Pride triple strength fish oil. It has almost one gram of EPA/DHA per 1,300 mg capsule. If you look at mg EPA/DHA per penny, you'll find this is the best deal (along with the Sam's Club triple strength fish oil, if you're a member). Note that my request for a COA (Certificate of Analysis--independent verification of freedom from toxic metals, freshness and so on) was denied by Puritan's Pride. This is not uncommon, perhaps, but disconcerting to me nonetheless. My doctor points to a study by Consumer Labs which found the Puritan's products to be "clean."

Another high-value fish oil is Country Life, Ultra Omega. Lots of EPA/DHA per penny. Again, COA request refused by company.

Omega Maine makes my favorite (and relatively expensive) oil. It has the highest EPA/DHA content you'll find and they sell a liquid oil in 300 mL containers that is completely flavor-free (no lemon, etc.). You know that the stuff is fresh because there is absolutely no taste. They sent me a COA!

Here's a link to a good article on Fish Oil:

http://thehealthyskeptic.org/the-definitive-fish-oil-buyers-guide

He recommends Jarrow capsules, among other things that I don't remember, and also a nice (expensive) salmon oil, which I've never tried.

The good thing about the Country Life, Omega Maine, and Jarrow formulas is that these companies explicitly state that the products are soy free. As a soy-allergic individual this is rare. Personally, I believe that most fish oils that are distilled will be soy-free (the potential for contamination comes from soy-derived vitamin E) but it's nice to have confirmation of this. Also, some fish oils (e.g., Barleans) actually add soy. Blech...

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on December 08, 2010
at 07:17 PM

You might find this interesting: Fish Oil DHA/Cost. You'd have to research the brands yourself with respect to COA etc I was essentially interested in the most cost efficient way to get DHA and I just did brands that seemed to be recommended on the web. There is other stuff to take into account than what is on the spreadsheet too - for example some brands might have a low cost per DHA but if you have to take 20 capsules to get it then you're also getting a lot of other stuff. Anyway, if you find it interesting go nuts :)

You can also get it here as an excel spreadsheet so you can sort it etc yourself.

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on December 08, 2010
at 07:29 PM

That was EXACTLY what I needed! Thanks alot!

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22913)

on February 06, 2011
at 02:35 PM

keep in mind, # is not everything, triglyceride form is way more bioavailable and absorbed, so pound for pound so to speak, WAYY more effective.

19f5dbdbd8323e2d3542ba86ec8593cf

(45)

on February 19, 2011
at 07:12 AM

Hey Stephen-Aegis - do you have any references for the that? Just interested as I've not heard that one before. Thanks!

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on February 03, 2017
at 10:41 PM

I've found this stuff at Coromega dot com that has 1250 mg EPA, 850 mg DHA and 2,400 mg Omega-3! 

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on February 05, 2011
at 05:29 PM

I use blue ice fermented cod liver oil. It's amazing quality. Fermented is better.

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on February 06, 2011
at 02:37 PM

plus this is in triglyceride form rather than ethyl ester.

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on April 07, 2011
at 06:55 PM

WOW, I just discoverd this stuff http://www.edelweissimports.com/sf-cod-liver-packed-in-oil-pr-145.html. and found an excelent pubmed article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11890054. At $2.69 for a 120g(4.2oz) here in Canada, I am going to start eating this regularly. I find that it has a very neutral/natural taste compared to straight CLO. Maybe its just that I have had rancid CLO before, but the cod liver packed in its own oil was awsome.

If you look at the Pubmed article I cited you will see that per 100g tin there is approx. 48.5g avg. of omega3's. Of that; over half(26g) is DHA. When you consider how much fish oil capsules you would need to equal that, eating a tin of liver with oil a few times a week would be cost effective. A rough calculation based on the averages of the pubmed tests, my can of cod liver in its own oil comes to $0.09/g of DHA.

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on April 08, 2011
at 07:47 AM

PUFA mega3, PUFA mega6 in no case I would like to eat 50g of PUFA. It seems way too potent to be practical.

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on December 08, 2010
at 05:28 PM

Carlson MedOmega seems to be an option also..

http://www.vitacost.com:80/Carlson-MedOmega-Fish-Oil-2800

DHA 1200 mg and EPA 1200 mg

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on December 08, 2010
at 05:40 PM

That looks really good to me. Good value at the vitacost discounted price. Unfortunately, Carlson's is another brand that won't send out a COA; actually, they never responded to my query. Doesn't discount them as an option, but it irks me that they won't share this info.

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on November 15, 2013
at 07:53 PM

A more efficient alternative to CLO is krill oil. The DHA in it is in a double-phospholid configuration, which makes it directly usable by the body. The body must do an enzymatic conversion of CLO to make it bioavailable.

A contrarian point of view to consider about fish oil that isn't CLO is a blog post written by Diane Sanfillipo. She advocates Green Pastures CLO for reasons explained in her article.

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on December 14, 2012
at 07:09 AM

Please just eat the effing fish... -_-

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on December 13, 2012
at 11:38 PM

I have been using Genuine Health Omega 3 plus Joy. The epa is in the 2200 plus range for inflamation and would be interested if others have tried it and how yhey like it.

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on October 03, 2011
at 09:07 PM

I use fish oil with TCP coctail by Synergytech. 2 Tbspoon liquid contains 1829 mg EPA, 1148 mg DHA.

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on April 07, 2011
at 08:43 PM

I second the fermented. Another thing to keep in mind are synthetic vitamins. Most fish oils now have the A and D replaced with synthetic.

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on February 06, 2011
at 11:47 AM

Dr. Murray's Natural Factors RxOmega-3 liquid contains 2630mg of EPA and 750mg of DHA. I keep looking but can't find anything that even comes remotely close to that.

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on April 08, 2011
at 12:30 AM

I use this too. At iherb it's about $24 for an 8oz bottle. I've found liquid MUCH each easier to take than pills, which was a surprising discovery. Contains natural Vitamin E too.

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on February 05, 2011
at 03:47 PM

Dr Davis has on Jan 29, 2011 posted on his blog the highest EPA DHA concentration fish oils. http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/best-fish-oil.html

http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/fish-oil-natural-triglyceride-form-is.html

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