I'm looking for a very High count of DHA+EPA Fish Oil in capsule form. I know StrongerFasterHealthier has some really high quality product, but they are very expensive. Are there any other quality fish oils out there?
You might find this interesting: Fish Oil DHA/Cost. You'd have to research the brands yourself with respect to COA etc I was essentially interested in the most cost efficient way to get DHA and I just did brands that seemed to be recommended on the web. There is other stuff to take into account than what is on the spreadsheet too - for example some brands might have a low cost per DHA but if you have to take 20 capsules to get it then you're also getting a lot of other stuff. Anyway, if you find it interesting go nuts :)
You can also get it here as an excel spreadsheet so you can sort it etc yourself.
Perhaps the biggest bang for your buck will be found with the Puritan's Pride triple strength fish oil. It has almost one gram of EPA/DHA per 1,300 mg capsule. If you look at mg EPA/DHA per penny, you'll find this is the best deal (along with the Sam's Club triple strength fish oil, if you're a member). Note that my request for a COA (Certificate of Analysis--independent verification of freedom from toxic metals, freshness and so on) was denied by Puritan's Pride. This is not uncommon, perhaps, but disconcerting to me nonetheless. My doctor points to a study by Consumer Labs which found the Puritan's products to be "clean."
Another high-value fish oil is Country Life, Ultra Omega. Lots of EPA/DHA per penny. Again, COA request refused by company.
Omega Maine makes my favorite (and relatively expensive) oil. It has the highest EPA/DHA content you'll find and they sell a liquid oil in 300 mL containers that is completely flavor-free (no lemon, etc.). You know that the stuff is fresh because there is absolutely no taste. They sent me a COA!
Here's a link to a good article on Fish Oil:
He recommends Jarrow capsules, among other things that I don't remember, and also a nice (expensive) salmon oil, which I've never tried.
The good thing about the Country Life, Omega Maine, and Jarrow formulas is that these companies explicitly state that the products are soy free. As a soy-allergic individual this is rare. Personally, I believe that most fish oils that are distilled will be soy-free (the potential for contamination comes from soy-derived vitamin E) but it's nice to have confirmation of this. Also, some fish oils (e.g., Barleans) actually add soy. Blech...
Carlson MedOmega seems to be an option also..
DHA 1200 mg and EPA 1200 mg
WOW, I just discoverd this stuff http://www.edelweissimports.com/sf-cod-liver-packed-in-oil-pr-145.html. and found an excelent pubmed article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11890054. At $2.69 for a 120g(4.2oz) here in Canada, I am going to start eating this regularly. I find that it has a very neutral/natural taste compared to straight CLO. Maybe its just that I have had rancid CLO before, but the cod liver packed in its own oil was awsome.
If you look at the Pubmed article I cited you will see that per 100g tin there is approx. 48.5g avg. of omega3's. Of that; over half(26g) is DHA. When you consider how much fish oil capsules you would need to equal that, eating a tin of liver with oil a few times a week would be cost effective. A rough calculation based on the averages of the pubmed tests, my can of cod liver in its own oil comes to $0.09/g of DHA.
Xtend-Life's fish oil is a good one with excellent bio-availability. All natural origin and they publish the COA of each batch. Good to see how transparent they are and the COA has very very clean results...
Dr Davis has on Jan 29, 2011 posted on his blog the highest EPA DHA concentration fish oils. http://heartscanblog.blogspot.com/2011/01/best-fish-oil.html
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