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Fish oil capsules without Vitamin E

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I have been looking for fish oil capsules without vitamin E. It has been shown that vitamin E supplementation is unnecessary and in fact bad for your health. However, I have not been able to find a single off-the-shelf product without added vitamin E. Any recommendations?

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on February 13, 2012
at 02:32 PM

Wrong - it has been shown that vitamin E in doses over 150 IU may be bad for health. And, most vit E supplements have about 400IU! However, fish oil (depending on the brand) likely only has 5-15 IU (i.e., just enough to protect the fish oil so it is not rancid when it gets to you). If you do opt for oil without vit E, find one with some other antioxidant, like rosemary extract or go for krill oil with its natural antioxidants.

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on February 13, 2012
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Yup, Vitamin E is a 'fat-soluble antioxidant that stops the production of reactive oxygen species formed when fat undergoes oxidation.'

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on February 13, 2012
at 11:30 AM

Oh, and welkom :)

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http://www.iherb.com/Garden-of-Life-Olde-World-Icelandic-Cod-Liver-Oil-Lemon-Mint-Flavor-8-fl-oz-236-ml/3154?at=0 (no capsules, but I think it's the best non-fermented cod liver oil)

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on February 13, 2012
at 12:27 PM

It is there to prevent rancidity. If you really want fish oil without Vitamin E, get the fermented one (very expensive), or eat fish.

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on February 13, 2012
at 02:31 PM

Yup, Vitamin E is a 'fat-soluble antioxidant that stops the production of reactive oxygen species formed when fat undergoes oxidation.'

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on February 13, 2012
at 12:45 PM

Here is one that does not mention Vit E in its contents.

http://www.vitalchoice.com/shop/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=122&idcategory=239

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