May I ask what uk brand you take?
--- In email@example.com, edcarie@... wrote:
> Thanks for this great info! Good to know!
> > Farmed fish are full of so much other rubbish it does not bear thinking
> > about - you should never eat them either - if you like salmon then please
> > try to get organic or wild. Some Scottish fish farm lakes have become so
> > extraordinarily polluted over time that NOTHING grows in them (these were
> > once crystal clear perfect unpolluted lakes - now you cannot see your hand
> > in front of your face in the water). Fishing for prawns near the estuaries
> > downstream from some fish farms has been banned because of the incredibly
> > high levels of contaminants that have been measured in them. It is a huge
> > scandal that this happens, but in Scotland (and I'm sure elsewhere) the
> > lobbying powers of the large landowners who own the lakes that house the
> > farms has meant that this problem is swept under carpet in political
> > circles. I have an amazing book about this stuff which shows how totally
> > horrific the chemicals and hormones in farmed fish are - please be ware!
> > Deep sea fish are less likely to suffer this type of pollution (or any
> > other) because very deep waters are always less polluted.
> > Body oil v liver oil - the liver filters out the impurities, so it is
> > essential to choose a body oil product because the liver oil ones are, by
> > definition, more likely to have contaminants.
> > On quantity to take - it seems that most immmuno use of fish oil for NK
> > activity has been based on the Oxford Uni study (in group files) but please
> > note that the quantities in g's in that study (9) does not reflect the
> > actual quantities of EPA and DHA in a normal capsule. The UK brand that I
> > take has approx double the quantity of most other (particularly US) brands.
> > So saying 2 g's per day can mean a hugely varying quantity of the essential
> > oils. I take the quantities used in the Oxford Uni study which amounts to
> > between 2-3 g's per day of my brand. I have some US capsules too, but I
> > need to take about 5 per day to get the same level of the Omega-3's. BTW,
> > EPA is the good oil for immune systems, DHA is the good one for developing
> > fetuses.
> > Best to all, Rose