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339 of 345 found the following review helpful:
DHA & EPA InformationAug 12, 2011
By C. Malone
*Short Answer (per softgell)*
DHA: 100 mg
EPA: 200 mg
Each capsule contains 9 - 12.5% DHA and 18 - 22% EPA.
Assuming the minimum, each 1,000 mg capsule contains
DHA: 1000 * .09 = 90 mg
EPA: 1000 * .18 = 180 mg
Assuming the maximum, each 1,000 mg capsule contains
DHA: 1000 * .125 = 125 mg
EPA: 1000 * .22 = 220 mg
*How I found out*
I gave this product a look after reading that it was Consumer Reports recommended fish oil supplement.
Upon receipt I found no DHA / EPA Info on the bottle. Called Costco's Vitamin info line and was told that each capsule contains 9 - 12.5% DHA and 18 - 22% EPA.
I try to get 1.5 grams of DHA per week and taking three of these daily, as the bottle recommends, accomplishes this in a very cost effective manner.
131 of 141 found the following review helpful:
Fish Oil = Great Health, Kirkland = Great ValueMar 31, 2008
I have only been taking the pills for about a month now, so I can't necessarily say how well they work. I can say that I was really happy to see how big this bottle was when it arrived. Well worth the price!
Update November 2008:
I have now been taking these pills for 8 months and in a recent check-up the doctor told me my cholesterol was at amazing levels.
My 2008 cholesterol levels:
Total Cholesterol = 175 mg/dl (recommended below 200 mg/dl)
HDL Cholesterol = 95 mg/dl (recommended above 50 mg/dl)
LDL Cholesterol = N/A (below 100 mg/dl)
The doctor specifically told me that it was amazing for a 30 year old male to have an HDL of 95 and an LDL that was so low it did not register.
My 2007 cholesterol levels:
Total Cholesterol = 198 mg/dl (recommended below 200 mg/dl)
HDL Cholesterol = 61 mg/dl (recommended above 50 mg/dl)
LDL Cholesterol = 127 (below 100 mg/dl)
Aside from taking these pills my diet has remained the same. This suggests that these pills have done wonders for my cholesterol levels
While less scientific, I have also witnessed the following benefits
- Better Skin (less breakouts/more even color)
- Less joint pain (I have had bad knees from years of Running)
- Stronger hair
- More energy (I used to always want a nap at 3pm)
This change in my body was gradual and there is great potential that it was a result of other things in my life. I won't claim these pills are a miracle substance, however, the cholesterol improvement alone should be enough proof that these pills are worth adding to your diet
138 of 153 found the following review helpful:
one stroke is enoughAug 06, 2006
By Joseph Lawrence
Not a day goes by that I don't use these gelcaps, ever since my stroke 6 years ago. Not only that, but now I also purchase them for my mother. who just turned 80 in July. Her doctor said her cholesterol results lowered over 40 points in just 2 months after starting to use this product. My results changed dramatically from high triglycerides + high blood pressure to an average range within normal limits. Both doctors said to keep this regimen since it is definitely helping because diets alone and medications weren't enough to give these kind of results.
I was impressed with the order because of two features...professional packing and extra gelcaps (increased from 300 to 400) compared to my last purchase from another seller.
I researched this product a lot and strength quality was also improved in this order...my last order came in a manila folder without any kind of cushioning...this one came in a box with airpad protection. I will definitely re-order from this seller next time
33 of 36 found the following review helpful:
Triglycerides vs. Ethyl EstersAug 01, 2012
Fish oil supplements come in two forms: Triglycerides (TG) and Ethyl Esters (EE). Majority of fish oil supplements on the market is Ethyl Esters (EE) because it's much cheaper to produce EE than TG.
However EE is a synthetic substrate from micro distillation of crude fish oil and ethanol. So it's not really a "natural" supplement. EE also produces more side effects than TG because it's a synthetic substrate.
Michael Gross, MD, and Susan Klein, ND wrote an article on Triglycerides vs. Ethyl Esters, it's on the net. It's a good reading material.
This Kirland fish oil is using EE, that explains the low price. It's a good option if you can't afford the TG. But if you have a sensitive stomach and need to take fish oil, then look for one made with TG.
36 of 41 found the following review helpful:
Honest reviewNov 11, 2010
By Chatty McChat
Smells like fish every time you open up the bottle. One good thing about it is that you don't taste it.
Some health info from Supplement Facts label
1 softgel 3 times daily with full glass of water, preferably after a meal.
Calories from fat 10
Total fat 1g
Saturated fat .5g
Polyunsaturated fat .5g
Monounsaturated fat 0g
Natural Fish Oil Concentrate 1000mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acid with EPA+DHA and other Omega-3's 300mg
Ingredients: Fish Oil Concentrate, Gelatin, Glycerin, Water, Tocopherol
Contains: Fish (Anchovy and Sardine) and Soy.
No artificial colors
No artificial flavors
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