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Small fish oil capsules

Posted Aug 24 2008 5:44pm 1 Comment

Many people complain about the size of fish oil capsules. Let's face it: They're usually big and kind of smelly.



Women in particular struggle with big capsules. This becomes a real problem when somebody requires high-dose fish oil for treatment of post-prandial (after-eating) abnormalities, high triglycerides, or lipoprotein(a), when 6 or more--occasionally up to the equivalent of 20--standard fish oil capsules are required.



I came across a small capsule alternative for people who struggle with the big capsules. It's a product called Learn from PharmaOmega , a source of super purified fish oil.



The Learn product is actually made for children, since omega-3 fatty acid supplementation has been linked with improved intellectual performance. But the small capsule size is convenient for women and other people who would like to avoid the big standard-sized capsules.



Each capsule is about 60% of the size of a standard fish oil capsule (the smaller capsule in the photo, next to a standard size fish oil capsule), yet contains 375 mg EPA + DHA per capsule, 25% more than standard capsules (which contain 300 mg per capsule). The ratio of of EPA:DHA is a little more heavily weighted towards EPA with a 5:2 ration, compared to 3:1 of standard capsules. The capsules are also faintly orange flavored and non-fishy.











Disclosure: I receive no compensation for discussing or promoting this product.





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Thank you so much for the recommendation on the smaller "LEARN" fish oil capsules.  I am the proud owner of a lap band and I will share this find with other banded friends.
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