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    A lot of tests on youtube show people putting fish oil in cups and adding boiling water.

    They say if the fish oil eats the cup...then it's a good grade fish oil.

    Is this true?

    Also does fish oil work for fat loss?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FistofSteel View Post
    A lot of tests on youtube show people putting fish oil in cups and adding boiling water.

    They say if the fish oil eats the cup...then it's a good grade fish oil.

    Is this true?

    Also does fish oil work for fat loss?

    Thanks.
    what's the cup made of?

    i shan't comment on this point about cup rot, but a few things to note

    1) any supplement needs to be of a high purity - especially naturals like fish oil, when the sources are potentially found in mercury addled waters. This is why i'm perfering algae oil of late - it's what the fish eat to be so high in EPA and DHA. which bring us to

    2) fish oil purity can usually be indicated by the ratio of epa/dha to just the fat in the stuff. so if you have a 120+220mg epa/dha to 1000mg vs 420+330mg to 1000 or 1100mg, the latter is LIKELY purer. and you're getting better value/pill. THe reason we're doing fish oil is for the omega 3's - that's the epa/dha stuff. hence wanting the numbers to be up.

    3) does it help lose fat? yes. at least it's been tested to death with obese folks - obese folks who move and take fish oil; obese folks who don't move and take fish oil. not so obese people and fish oil. yes it works.

    4) bonus: it also acts as an antiinflamatory aid when taken regularly.

    From a piece on iamgeekfit:
    Fish Oil. You may have heard of "good fats" like Omega 3's. Fish Oil is a great source of Omega 3's. One reason that fish oil may help fat get utilized more is that its particular construction, one study suggests that the fish oil helps keep insulin levels in check. According to David McEvoy, reporting on a study in the Journal of Obesity Studies, "insulin reduces the use of fat for fuel, while also promoting fat storage in the presence of excess calories. Insulin inhibits the action of hormone sensitive lipase, which is responsible for breaking down stored fat and preparing it for use as energy." So, a natural way to supplement our diets with these fats is to eat fish regularly. There have been concerns expressed over the past couple of years about eating too much fish - not because fish itself is bad (far from it) but because of the stuff that's in the environment that gets caught up in fish.

    Pollution. So purified fish oil is a good idea. But as with anything, not all fish oil is created equal. Check the label for the size of the capsule and the amount of EPA and DHA (the acids in omega 3's that make it work). Unless you want to take a mitt full of pills daily, higher levels relative to the size of the capsule are better. In the UK, one supplier i've found that seems to have a good ratio Nature's Best, with High Potency Fish Oil. Check out the ratios of fish oil to DHA/EPA: high enough to take only one capsule 3x's a day (best to take with food). This isn't an endorsement - it's a find - if you find other brands that look like they have good ratios and good purification processes, please post.
    Note note note that fish oil is not a fat loss magic bullet: it's just one more "every little helps" as it were as part of a proper diet and exercise plan. Try this supplement without good diet and exercise, and it's benefits will be nullified.
    hope that helps
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    do not know what that is about, but make sure of the source

    then check out Omega Research

    capsules are ok, but straight oil is best, no worries about rancid or not fish oil oil

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    Quote Originally Posted by pekiti&bells View Post
    do not know what that is about, but make sure of the source

    then check out www.omegaresearch.com

    capsules are ok, but straight oil is best, no worries about rancid or not fish oil oil
    are you sure that's the link you meant?

    and what's your basis for saying straight oil is best? best for what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc View Post
    are you sure that's the link you meant?

    and what's your basis for saying straight oil is best? best for what?

    tnx
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    wrong link, should have been Omega Research

    and the straight oil is best comment is based on this

    what is in the capsule?
    can you tell without biting into it?
    where did it come from, how long did it sit on a shelf before being put into a capsule
    how many capsules do you have to take before you hit the recommended usage level?
    capsules rule for travel

    straight oil is way better imho

    many vitamin companies buy udc vitamins and supplements from companies in china, then repackage them, you get rancid oil, or wd40 for all you know

    do with a brand that has good quality control, proven methods for extraction (no hexane or other creepy stuff) and good sources for the oil itself, not best from farmed fish, though the fish type is largely irrelevant, fish oil is fish oil

    the plant based borage oils have agreat argument for their use over the fish source

    check out oilthemachine.com for some good stuff there
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