How to know what fish oil to take or not?

Davao, Philippines
January 24, 2012 8:49pm CST
Fish oil and fish oil supplements are very good fatty acids that everyone needs to take. It helps with certain allergies and help our immune system fight off some diseases. But how does one know if the current fish oil you have is something you should take? I searched the net for this to no success...yet. And I would like to know what tests to conduct to know if the fish oil you have is good for the body or not. There are these fish oil, you see, that when a little bit of its oil touches a styrofoam, the styrofoam melts and keeps on melting until nothing is left... And we're hesitating whether the fish oil is safe for our stomach or not.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 12
I found this information on the net and I am hoping that the information it provides will help you decide which fish oil brand to buy. I just do not know if the brands mentioned in the article are available in your place. Please follow this link for fish oil information: http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150283819497440
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• Davao, Philippines
26 Jan 12
Thanks blungel0830! Your source helped answer one of my questions whether the styrofoam test is a correct way of testing a fish oil supplement or not. At least the source is able to explain why fish oils melts our styrofoam. And as for the brands...I don't think we have it here but I think we can find some if only we'll look for it.
@petersum (4526)
• United States
25 Jan 12
Fish oil belongs in a fish! If you aren't sure, just buy a can of sardines. Can't go wrong with the real thing!
• Davao, Philippines
25 Jan 12
The problem with sardines most of the time is because they are already processed. And instead of sardines, we intake tuna because of it's better quality in omega-3...so far that's what I've heard. And besides, we've noticed that some sardines tastes more like metal than fish so we lessened our consumption of the fish itself. As for tuna, it's a resource so expensive from where I lived. We can't possibly afford them frequently. Heck, the last time I ate tuna as a freshly caught fish--not processed in can-- and cooked was last 3 months or more, I think...and budget is kinda tight this month for my household so buying one this month is a bit difficult...
@petersum (4526)
• United States
25 Jan 12
Sardines are one of the few fish left in the Mediterranean sea! So I always eat fresh ones. Tuna? That's banned here, but still they catch it!
• Davao, Philippines
25 Jan 12
Why is tuna banned in your area? Sorry, I'm not very updated in news especially world news, today... I live in the Southern part of the Philippines, not very close to the sea as my city is in the middle of the mountains...
@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
25 Jan 12
I don't know why you want to take fish oil. It's hard to believe it works against allergies it never worked for me in the past 40 years and I had a lot. You can also eat fat fish, plenty of oil in it and no need to take extra oil at all.
• Davao, Philippines
26 Jan 12
Fish oil helps with certain allergies such as skin allergies and stomach pains induced by allergies. My whole family background have different allergies that sometimes it is advised for us to stay indoors instead of going to school. We are fragile compared to others so we need fish oil supplements. I don't know why it isn't working for you but I hope your case is not as difficult as ours. Happy MyLotting!
@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
25 Jan 12
oh that is very interesting, I have never heard of fish oil that is not good for us so I will be very interested to see if anyone else has further information on this as I am a big believer in fish for our health.
• Davao, Philippines
25 Jan 12
There are studies by professionals that there are good products of fish oil and there are those that should not be released in market. There are also those claims by consumers that there are fish oils that fall short in quality. As everyone of us should know, there are certain fishes that is known to produce fish oil that should not be used due to some elements it carry such as metal and other stuff that can be poisonous to the body instead of bringing good. As a consumer of fish oil, I would like to know how one determines a good fish oil from those that should not be taken. I thought that I'd ask help online in MyLot because I can't seem to find what I'm looking for alone... ^^;