What fish oil / DHA brand do you use?

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What fish oil / DHA brand do you use?

Postby bexnews » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:15 pm

In Plant Paradox Gundry recommends Kirkland brand or Carlson's. When I read Chris Kresser's buying guide https://chriskresser.com/the-definitive ... ers-guide/ he only recommends really a few brands. Gundry says we should be getting ~1000mg DHA daily. For all these products that would either mean a lot of pills daily or very $$. Kresser recommends only certain brands that provide testing to make sure the products aren't tainted. Gundry seems a bit more tolerant. What do you all do and in what quantities are you taking your fish oil? I realize alternatives might be perilla oil, krill oil or cod liver oil.

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Postby Stavia » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:08 pm

I use Ovega because its gelatine free. I take 2 caps (500mg) and top up with salmon/ sardines. Its probably not enough.

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Postby jgilberAZ » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:12 pm

The only kind I can get my wife to take are the lemon flavored ones. ie, burp up lemon instead of fish. ;)

They are these:

Nordic Naturals - Ultimate Omega, Support for a Healthy Heart

1280 mg total Omega 3s
650 mg EPA
450 mg DHA
180 mg "other" Omega 3s

Serving size is two capsules.
I take two with breakfast and two with dinner.

I plan to get tested, soon ... I think I might be getting too much.
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Postby Kathleen1 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:24 pm

Carlson wild norwegian cod liver oil, natural lemon flavor, 1 tablespoon daily

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Postby circular » Fri Oct 06, 2017 5:24 pm

Nordic Naturals Omega-3 Phospholipids

Per serving of 2 gels:

690 mg omega-3 (295 EPA, 300 DHA, 95 other)
448 mg Phospholipids (384 phosphotidylcholine, 64 other phospholipids)

I have problems with fish oil so I can't take much in any form, but I liked that these are phospholipid-bound omega 3s. I heard about them from Dr. Rhonda Patrick who takes them. I'm trusting her hunch/knowledge that the phospholipid-bound version better incorporates into the cell wall ... or something like that? Maybe just a convenient way to get both omega 3s and choline in the same supplement.
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Postby Stavia » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:46 pm

jgilberAZ wrote:The only kind I can get my wife to take are the lemon flavored ones. ie, burp up lemon instead of fish. ;)

They are these:

Nordic Naturals - Ultimate Omega, Support for a Healthy Heart

1280 mg total Omega 3s
650 mg EPA
450 mg DHA
180 mg "other" Omega 3s

Serving size is two capsules.
I take two with breakfast and two with dinner.

I plan to get tested, soon ... I think I might be getting too much.


bougth these for hubby today

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Postby cdamaden » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:40 pm

I use Green Pasture Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil / Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend - CINNAMON GEL in the morning and in the evening take 2 Now Foods Ultra Omega 3, Fish Oil Soft-gels, which contain 500mg EHA and 250mg DHA each. The Now brands don't give me any fish taste, aftertaste, or burps!
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Postby NewRon » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:45 am

Nordic Naturals DHA Xtra.

960 mg DHA per 2 gelcaps.

https://www.iherb.com/pr/Nordic-Natural ... gels/30241
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Postby Stavia » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:43 am

NewRon wrote:Nordic Naturals DHA Xtra.

960 mg DHA per 2 gelcaps.

https://www.iherb.com/pr/Nordic-Natural ... gels/30241
NewRon thank you for this!!! Its heaps better for hubby :)
Is this the highest amount in a capsule of a reputable brand?

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Postby Russ » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:51 am

I mostly just eat sardines 3-5 times per week. But when I do supplement, I use Virgin brand cod liver oil...

https://smile.amazon.com/Virgin-Liver-l ... r=8-1&th=1

I use more regularly in the winter to boost immune system. I actually like the taste.
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