[quote:81e9eb3f59="io"]maybe someone can shed some light on this?
Normally, I use Dr. Sears' fish oil, but recently I've been shopping around for alternatives, mainly because it is too pricey for me, considering that I've got to pay for international shipping and customs charge in addition to the fish oil itself.
So I ordered Efalex , a UK brand (fish) oil supplement and I'm confused by the nutrition information given on the bottle:
per 5 ml:
DHA 120 mg
GLA 24 mg
The ingredients are: sunflower oil, fish oil, evening primrose oil, lemom oil, lime flavouring, thyme oil
Considering the AA content of this product and the overall DHA/EPA ratio should I even take it?[/quote:81e9eb3f59]
There are a number of reasons why you should not takemuch of this product.
the high AA content is certainly one.
EPA needs to be 50 to 100 times greater than GLA 1.5 times greater is a serious imbalance
The only possible use I could see for it is as a source of GLA. (and general fatty acids)
5mls every day would provide the correct amount of GLA if you were additionally supplimenting with the recomended 1600mg EPA and 800mg DHA daily(4 caps PGFO)
While cost is certainly a factor inferior products generally do nor represent value for money. 1 cap of PGFO has 400mg EPA. That is 12 times as much as your cheapie. I doubt that Sears oil is 12 times the cost.
IMO the best value genuine certified PGFO is at www.pgfo.com
(and they ship internationally)