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Old 05-29-2006, 08:28 AM   #1
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My mom has a bottle of fish oil and the pills have a cloudy look to them. Does this mean that they are bad becasue she just bought them.Thanks
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Old 05-30-2006, 03:09 AM   #2
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Could be the temperature. Oils become cloudy (start to solidify) in the cold.
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Old 05-30-2006, 05:56 AM   #3
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well it is in the fidge so that would explain that.So is it still ok to use?
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Old 05-30-2006, 11:14 AM   #4
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According to Protein Power Lifeplan, the way to tell if the fish oil is bad is to break one open (they actually rx chewing) and taste it. If it is rancid you'll know it, toss it. I have not had the courage to try this method. They also recommend buying the bottled fish oil capsules rather than the plastic due to its permeable to air. I have plastic and no problems so far. Others might have more insight on this.
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Old 05-30-2006, 01:05 PM   #5
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i would keep fish oil capsules in the freezer instead of the refrigerator. if you leave a pill out on your counter for a bit and it starts smelling super fishy, it's rancid. or you can do what steve says and take a bit out of one, but that's pretty hardcore.

but check it somehow - oxidized fish oil is bad news and you don't want to take it.
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:07 PM   #6
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Make a point of making sure the fish oil you buy is pharmaceutical grade. If it freezes, it's not pharma grade. I take about 7 grams on a tablespoon and down it that way. Very light oil, slight orange flavor. Brand is NF Factors.
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Old 06-01-2006, 07:41 AM   #7
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At the risk of being "a good little rule-follower" as someone once called me, what about the warning on the side of the fish oil bottle that says "DO NOT REFRIDGERATE"? I've seen it on more than one brand.
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:14 AM   #8
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If you refrigerate any oil it will become cloudy. Does not affect teh oil in any way.
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