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Re: international fish oil standards torrid

Posted by larryhoover on June 1, 2011, at 19:04:15

In reply to Re: international fish oil standards larryhoover, posted by torrid on June 1, 2011, at 18:28:04

> what do you think of the international fish oil standards and also virgin salmon oil.

I had never heard ever of these phrases before today.

First, virgin salmon oil....a crock o' sh*t. Pure marketing hocum. The home website for this product speaks of enzymes and trace elements, and there are none of either of those in the final product....unless it is still crude fish oil. You want salmon oil, buy salmon oil. Forget this virgin stuff.

As to the international fish oil standards, I don't see any problem with what they're doing. But in one sense, they're playing on consumer fears. There are only three fish oil producers in the world, last I checked, and they're not going to put out contaminated products under some labels, and not others. IMHO, properly refined fish oils will not be a problem, no matter where they're obtained.

> Nordic Naturals makes the perscription fish oil lovaza but it's cost prhibitive.

More hocum. Just an attempt to turn a natural product into a cash cow, by creating a patented product. Note, this is a patent medicine, not a pharmaceutical. It has a proprietary method of preparation, but there is nothing at all special about it, other than that.

I simply would not get caught up in EPA:DHA ratio, or anything else. If you want higher DHA, you go lower on the food chain. The ultimate source is algal DHA, and it's converted to EPA as it moves up the food chain. Salmon are top predators, and they give you a good EPA:DHA ratio. Sardines, herring, menhadden, somewhat less.

Lar

 

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