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    I've recently bought some omega 3 fish oil capsules, as I don't think I'm getting enough omega 3 in my diet.

    I notice on the ingredients list that it includes fish oil, capsule shell (beef gelatin and glycerol), but also triglycerides and sunflower lecithin.

    The last two sound bad to me, I thought triglycerides weren't that good for you...

    I'm curious if other brands of fish oil also contain the same types of stuff, and since they're such small quantities there's nothing to be concerned about?

    (They're Sainsbury's capsules in the UK, 1000mg, comprising 350mg omega 3, 180mg EPA, and 120mg DHA.)

  • #2
    Anyone?

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    • #3
      Hi, I`m not sure if it is good or bad. I take fish oil from nature`s sunshine. All organic ingredients and a good value too.
      I think with supplements , you get what you pay for.
      Here is the info about fish oil:
      Omega-3 is a classification of certain kinds of fatty acids that result from the breakdown of dietary fats in the body. They are used to form membranes surrounding each of our trillions of cells. Fish get omega-3 oils from the plankton they eat. The names of these omega-3 oils are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). DHA is most concentrated in the brain and retina. Both are included in this formulation-EPA 180mg and DHA 120mg, with natural d-alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin E) to help preserve freshness. Sources for these fish oils are the flesh of cold water fish such as salmon and mackerel. Does not contain fish liver oils.

      If you want to give it a go, PM me.

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      • #4
        Dude, I know it tastes rank but you gotta switch to the liquid stuff. I use seven seas high strength stuff which set me back 5 from sainsburys also and the omega 3 nutrient stats are, per 10ml omega 3 nutrients total 2450mg of which EPA and DHA 1900mg! You get quite used to the taste after a while, I'd even go so far to say that I quite like the taste.....cough cough......

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        • #5
          also no added glycerol or triglycerides to speak of. although does mention fractionated veg oil but not quite sure what that is yet.

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          • #6
            A triglyceride is an ester composed of a glycerol bound to three fatty acids (from wikipedia) Everything you eat is going to contain triglyceride. You can't consume dietary fats without them, that is not of consequence. A high serum triglyceride level means that a person is eating a lot of carbs and triglyceride levels in blood are a way to predicate total VLDL, which is bad.

            So you're cool. Just stay away from the soda pop!
            Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

            Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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            • #7
              Thanks for all the replies

              I'll keep taking them --- perhaps increasing to 2g or 3g daily at some point --- and will consider using the liquid stuff, given that it's far more potent.

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              • #8
                all fat has trigs i thought.

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                • #9
                  So did i o_0
                  "I know what my body needs and what it can handle. There's no better way to achieve my goal than what im doing now. If my regimen leads to my death, be it in six days or six months...I will die fullfiled. The outcome is irrelavent so long as i steer towards my fate. If death is to be my prize, i welcome it with open arms."

                  "A pound of meat a day keeps the doctor away"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by SkinnyMochaJoe View Post
                    Dude, I know it tastes rank but you gotta switch to the liquid stuff. I use seven seas high strength stuff which set me back 5 from sainsburys also and the omega 3 nutrient stats are, per 10ml omega 3 nutrients total 2450mg of which EPA and DHA 1900mg! You get quite used to the taste after a while, I'd even go so far to say that I quite like the taste.....cough cough......
                    At the suggestion of another person on here, I just got a bottle of "Carlson Fish Oil Liquid Omega-3" Orange flavor, and it seriously tastes good. Actually, it almost has no taste other than a slight orange aftertaste.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by memechaser View Post
                      I've recently bought some omega 3 fish oil capsules, as I don't think I'm getting enough omega 3 in my diet.

                      I notice on the ingredients list that it includes fish oil, capsule shell (beef gelatin and glycerol), but also triglycerides and sunflower lecithin.

                      The last two sound bad to me, I thought triglycerides weren't that good for you...

                      I'm curious if other brands of fish oil also contain the same types of stuff, and since they're such small quantities there's nothing to be concerned about?

                      (They're Sainsbury's capsules in the UK, 1000mg, comprising 350mg omega 3, 180mg EPA, and 120mg DHA.)
                      Hi memechaser --- in regards to brands of fish oils.The general opinion in the U.K. on various websites is that cheap is, in the main, not good.

                      I personally use a brand called Pura EPA.They have a 90% concentrate of EPA per 100mg and also have 100mg of Borage oil.

                      They have,allegedly,the highest concentrate per 100mg of any omega 3 fish oil capsule.They're not
                      cheap but they seem effective.If your interested just Google Pura EPA for where to buy from.

                      There's a lot of to choose from.Best to research the web and make your choice.I did.
                      sigpic

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                      • #12
                        Ive only heard good things about carlsons
                        "I know what my body needs and what it can handle. There's no better way to achieve my goal than what im doing now. If my regimen leads to my death, be it in six days or six months...I will die fullfiled. The outcome is irrelavent so long as i steer towards my fate. If death is to be my prize, i welcome it with open arms."

                        "A pound of meat a day keeps the doctor away"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TheGrappler View Post
                          Ive only heard good things about carlsons
                          +1

                          I use the Carlson's lemon flavor fish oil and it has no fishy taste, no fish burbs and doesn't impact my system negatively at all.

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                          • #14
                            why is liquid fish oil better than gelcaps?

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                            • #15
                              Because if you're taking a lot of fish oil it is a lot more pleasant than having more gelcaps in your meal than food. *wince*
                              Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

                              Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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