Claire Corlett

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Fish OIl: 17 Common  Questions Answered: Learn the Essentials on Fish Oil Supplements

Fish OIl: 17 Common Questions Answered: Learn the Essentials on Fish Oil Supplements


This video presentation is meant to provide
simple answers to the most common questions about fish oil. Let’s get right to it. How much fish oil should I take a day? Generally, you should aim to consume from
one to six grams of fish oil per day. This dose range of fish oil should correspond
to about 200 mg to 1200 mg combined EPA and DHA per day. Does taking fish oil supplements work as well
as actual fish for omega-3 fatty acid status? Yes. Fish oil supplements absolutely will boost
your omega-3 fatty acid levels as well as eating fish. But fish is good food and there are other
benefits to eating it. Should I buy fish oil capsules or a liquid
fish oil supplement? It is a matter of personal preference. Capsules are more processed which could mean
that liquid fish oil is less subject to oxidation during processing. However, third-party test show no difference
in general. Capsules are more convenient so you may be
more likely to take them. Should I keep my fish oil supplement in the
refrigerator? Most fish oil brands advise you to keep the
product in a cool dry place, tightly closed, after opening. Some few say to put your fish oil in the fridge
after opening. It’s up to your but I’d advise you to always
keep opened fish oil in the fridge. Should I buy pharmaceutical grade fish oil? There is no such thing as pharmaceutical grade
fish oil. Some fish oil products hold the USP Verified
Dietary Supplement seal. My preferred brand holds this seal. This is a verification of the manufacturing
process and label claims. However, this seal is not strictly necessary
to ensure a quality product. Should I buy a more expensive or concentrated
fish oil supplement? No. In regards to fish oil, more expensive does
not mean better. I like to buy my supplements at a warehouse
club. Are the fish oil supplements they sell okay? Yes. In third-party tests, these products tend
to do as well as any other common retail brands of fish oil. I found a great deal on fish oil. I can get 5000 capsules for 5 bucks. This is not advisable. While you do not need an expensive fish oil,
cheap is cheap. And, you will probably not be able to use
them all before they go rancid! It’s too many at once unless the whole family
takes them every day. Do I need a fish oil supplement with more
DHA? Or, should I buy some other type of “designer”
fish oil? No. To increase your intake of DHA, simply take
more fish oil. You can read the level to find how much of
each, DHA and EPA, your supplement contains, per serving. I opened my bottle of fish oil capsules and
it smelled very fishy. Does this mean it has gone bad? Yes. Fish oil should not smell fishy. It should not smell rancid in any way. Throw it away. My new bottle of fish oil capsules has a strange
and pungent odor, not fish, but kind of like plastic. Is it bad? If your product is enteric-coated, this could
be the source of the smell. Some of the common components of these coatings
may have an acrid and very disagreeable odor. Methacrylic acid, in particular, could be
a culprit. These coatings are used to delay dissolution
of the capsule in the stomach until the capsules reach the small intestine, to alleviate the
fishy aftertaste, burping, or indigestion that some people experience. For more info on this, see question eleven
in the full article linked below. However, I would avoid enteric coatings on fish oil.

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