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What do you think of Kirkland Fish oil - 300mg of EPA and DHA?

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Created September 28, 2011 at 12:13 AM

Hey All,

I was just wondering what the latest verdict on this fish oil is. I know a while ago, they used to list the combined EPA and DHA levels, and Robb Wolf himself said that he had done some research and found their brand to be pretty solid. Recently though it looks like they stopped putting the breakdown on the bottle, and instead simply said there was "300mg combined DHA and EPA".

Any thoughts on this? Has anyone dug deep into this? Is it still a pretty good brand to use, or is there something fishy going on (pardon the pun).

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8255 · October 31, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Comparison of bottles. Ex. Kirkland 1,000mg capsule, 300mg Omega 3 combined (so 700mg of non O3 at least). EPA is pretty much always the bulk in these, so DHA is going to be low. Compared to Vitamin Shoppe O3 fish oil at 1,100mg cap and 600mg EPA/240mg DHA. So 840mg total and 260mg of non O3. Take a lot of fish oil for O3's, you don't want all that extra non-O3 filler.

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267 · October 31, 2011 at 11:03 AM

thanks, any source or link on that info?

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8255 · October 26, 2011 at 2:13 AM

Kirkland brand's not good anymore. Cheaped out, ultra low on the DHA/EPA, ultra high on the misc other components. They've got others there though like the wild salmon one that's better

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8255 · October 31, 2011 at 2:37 PM

Comparison of bottles. Ex. Kirkland 1,000mg capsule, 300mg Omega 3 combined (so 700mg of non O3 at least). EPA is pretty much always the bulk in these, so DHA is going to be low. Compared to Vitamin Shoppe O3 fish oil at 1,100mg cap and 600mg EPA/240mg DHA. So 840mg total and 260mg of non O3. Take a lot of fish oil for O3's, you don't want all that extra non-O3 filler.

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267 · October 31, 2011 at 11:03 AM

thanks, any source or link on that info?

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0 · March 20, 2013 at 5:59 PM

Krill oil is a better way to go. Find one with at least 1.5mg per dose (2pills) of Astaxanthin (bewareof mcg 500mcg is only .005mg)..then get Bioastin 4mg astaxanthin (Bioastin is top quality) supplements.2 bio supps and 2 krill oils pills will do 10x more than any fish oil.Just make sure your Krill oil has a high dose of DPA/EHA, there are plenty out there. The Ataxanthin in krill oil keeps it preserved naturally and the DPA/EHA is the long chain fatty acids that let the body absorb the Astaxanthin so it can penetrate the cell walls of All cells..BRAIN/EYE/TISSUE ect. and there it will destroy free radicals and let me tell ya when it come to annihilating free radicals Astaxanthin ROCKS !!!

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0 · February 07, 2012 at 4:50 AM

cod liver oils are not as good as the normal fish oils i.e. fish oils taken from the whole fish and not just the liver of the fish. the reason is that the cod liver oils are rich in vitamin A. thus, regular intake can cause an access of vitamin A, leading to hypervitaminosis A which is bad. cod liver oils are only to be used if prescribed by a doctor specifically.

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50 · January 19, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Greenpasture.com makes a very good fermented cod liver oil.They even make one especially for kids.

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20353 · January 19, 2012 at 1:38 AM

I have moved to pastured egg yolks / pastured eggs. Four a day is plenty of Omega 3.

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0 · November 23, 2011 at 9:35 PM

David Wolfe has a new raw omega 3 that's very good. It's a little more expensive but a better product than anything Kirkland. Or take fermented cod liver oil or both.

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25 · September 28, 2011 at 12:45 AM

I think I break open one capsule before and it is mostly water and some fish oil. I am using the New Chapter Fish oil like the Cardio version and that really does have 100 percent fish oil for sure like the content of the capsule. I dunno the color between Kirkland fish oil and New Chapter fish oil is entirely different. Not trying to advocate for New Chapter just comparing on the quality plus quantity. I don't feel any difference when consuming Kirkland as oppose to New Chapter for some reason.

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