Sunday, April 15, 2012

Omega 3 Fish Oil and Nordic Natural

I recommend ordering liquid fish oil products online directly from the manufacturer whenever possible so they aren't sitting on a shelf in the heat where it can quickly become rancid. Or you can buy from a health food store like Whole Foods that has a quick turnover. Once the bottle is opened you need to keep it in the fridge so they stay fresh. If it smells fishy it isn't good--so if you open it and it has a fishy smell you might have to buy it from somewhere else. We use these liquid brands or capsules--although often it is easier to get a therapeutic dose from a liquid. Omegaceuticals recommends taking it on an empty stomach and waiting 20 minutes to eat for maximum absorption.


Omegaceuticals Advanced Omega 3 is a high potency fish oil without a fishy taste. It is made in Burlington Vermont and you can order it over the internet or call 1(888)587-5557. The real advantage of this product is that 2 teaspoons has 4,500 mg of Omega 3s so it is easy to get a therapeutic dosage. It's really more of an adult product than a kids product. And because of the potency, check with your health care provider or the manufacturer about the optimal dosage.

According to Omegaceuticals website:
"Cold processed, ultra-pure Norwegian omega-3 oil has the necessary therapeutic strength (over 4000 mg in a single, 2 teaspoons dose) as well as a smooth, great lemon taste. This is the highest naturally occurring ratio of EPA and DHA."


Another option we use is Nordic Naturals Omega 3 Liquid. I prefer to order this product from Omega Direct as I have found if it sits on the shelf in a store and the bottle heats up then the product becomes rancid. I have found either this online source or a busy Whole Foods is the best place to find fish oil. The advantage of Nordic Naturals is that they are "Free from environmental toxins. Third party testing shows positively no PCBs or heavy metals, exceeding FDA purity levels by 400 times. Nordic Naturals oils have been tested down to 2.5 particles per billion (a first in the U.S.)."


A third option is Carlson Very Finest Fish oil. Carlson also is a well tested, safe brand. An NYU neurologist who put my kids on fish oil told me that Carlson and Nordic Natural are the safest brands to use.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the information and choices of Omega 3 Fish Oil.
I have been a bit concern with the feeling of a foggy brain.
Also thank you for informing me about the fishy smell.
I would have thought it would have been ok, since it is fish oil.

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Kushal Pandit said...

Thanx for ur post and giving us a hugefull information, i also read somewhere The omega-3 fatty acids found in Fish Oil possesses many health benefits.and recomended by many Health Autorities as a part of Balanced Diet. Fish Oil contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids, specifically Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). One of the Health Benefits linked to Fish Oil is a low risk of Heart Attack. very healpfull for Blood Circulations. is this true..????

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