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Which fish oil to choose?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM

I live in Greece and I can buy fresh fish such as anchovies and sardines at least once a week.Salmon though is farmed raised and quite expensive for what it is so I do not buy. Also,there is not a variety of fish oil capsules or bottles available.However,a friend of mine can send me any kind from the UK.Which one should I choose? Bear in mind that I mostly eat gf lamb but conventional beef and chicken so this is why I consider supplementing.I try to eliminate pork,apart from organic bacon. I found this and seems to be the best available.What do you guys think? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Carlson-Labs-Finest-Lemon-Flavor/dp/B0041TSFCG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305886290&sr=8-1

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on June 10, 2011
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I have to try the chocolate next time!

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on May 21, 2011
at 01:43 PM

I would also highly recommend SFH for many reasons (highest DHA and EPA)... Robb Wolf recommends is along with Whole9. I really like the Chocolate flavor... just now finishing up Vanilla, but don't like it, has a weird twang after taste, like taking a shot of liquor... so I'm going back to chocolate.

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Thank you for your answer and I have to tell you that I am with you on that one.My main issue with consuming fish twice a week is the following:I can only buy fresh(less than 12hours since it was swimming) sardines at the farmers market which,at my area,is held every Wednsday.This means that I either have to freeze the fish,which I do not like,or eat the fish two days in a row.However,I do not always find fish of good quality so I buy enough for a couple of portions!Also,gf lamb will not longer be gf in the summer.I have already bought some for my freezer!This is why I consider supplementing.

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on May 20, 2011
at 11:11 AM

I know you didn't ask whether you should take the pills but IMHO if you eat mainly gf lamb and you can get sardines (I guess you can buy more so you can eat them twice/week?) there is no need for the pills. Just reduce the chicken if you want to be on the safe side. I'm with Dr. Harris who said it's more about reducing the total PUFA than ading 3s. JMHO ;)

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on May 20, 2011
at 01:03 PM

Thank you for your answer and I have to tell you that I am with you on that one.My main issue with consuming fish twice a week is the following:I can only buy fresh(less than 12hours since it was swimming) sardines at the farmers market which,at my area,is held every Wednsday.This means that I either have to freeze the fish,which I do not like,or eat the fish two days in a row.However,I do not always find fish of good quality so I buy enough for a couple of portions!Also,gf lamb will not longer be gf in the summer.I have already bought some for my freezer!This is why I consider supplementing.

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51691d78e11ef532374f0205d0069f96

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on May 20, 2011
at 12:07 PM

I use the SFH and love it! There are different flavors to choose from too. I've only tried the orange and it's good.

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on May 21, 2011
at 01:43 PM

I would also highly recommend SFH for many reasons (highest DHA and EPA)... Robb Wolf recommends is along with Whole9. I really like the Chocolate flavor... just now finishing up Vanilla, but don't like it, has a weird twang after taste, like taking a shot of liquor... so I'm going back to chocolate.

51691d78e11ef532374f0205d0069f96

(35)

on June 10, 2011
at 11:33 AM

I have to try the chocolate next time!

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on May 20, 2011
at 01:42 PM

Another great choice is an algal DHA supplement. Your body can convert DHA to EPA as needed. This is a good, sustainable way to get O-3. My whole family uses Carlson's liquid Fish Oil or Carlson Kids Chewable DHA. It's fine for grown ups, too! I have also tried Stronger Faster Healthier and really liked it, too. Yes, try to keep PUFA low overall, but it can be helpful when diet can't be as perfect as we'd like or when inflammation is increased due to some type of stress.

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on May 20, 2011
at 12:30 PM

Innatechoice and Carlson's are the two premier fish oil's available.

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on May 20, 2011
at 10:30 AM

I would recommend either Carlsons (the one you have linked is what I use) or one from Stronger Faster Healthier: http://strongerfasterhealthier.com/products/omega-3oil

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