Thanks again for the info, Mr. Spud.
I had a similar bad reaction to a food like you did, but it wasn't salmon... but almonds. I'm not sure I had food poisioning, but it certainly felt like I did. Note: don't take nuts from those open food bins at health food stores. Anyway, I had a real hard time eating almonds afterwards.
I've been going with natural trig fish oils myself, not that data necessarily supports them being better (perhaps absorb a bit better). Just that if that's the form found in fish naturally, in the back of my mind it seems like that may be the better option.
Only bad fish oils I ever had were: one store brand (tasted one gel and it was utterly disgusting. The other was a Meg-3 oil, which should have been good, but must have sat on the store shelves too long. And also had a leaky fish oil problem with LEF oil. Made the whole bottle rather smelly.
I've tried the Kirkland oils a long time ago, when they sold high concentrate, triglyceride Meg-3, but never went for the low concentrate ones. The fact the bottle is clear (at least the last time I checked) and open to light bothers me a little.
And although my opinion probably won't be as detailed as Mr. Spud's will be...
For krill oil, I'm not currently a big fan of it. It may absorb a little better than fish oil, but due to pricing it's not nearly as cost effective. The astaxanthin may
have benefits of its own, but if that's the case, you'd be better off just buying astaxanthin (it's pretty cheap). Antioxidants might help prevent it from spoiling, but that didn't stop Now's Neptune oil from failing a rancidity test by Consumer Labs (yeah, I know they have denied it's validity, but that's what all companies say).
And for the Puritin's Pride oil, if it was me, I'd avoid it. I'd want to know the exact EPA/DHA contents. I also wouldn't consider it the best brand in the World. If you want inexpensive fish oil, maybe look for a cheap Meg-3 somewhere, or go for something like Jarrow. I think they sell 240 cap versions, 600mg/gel, for around $25. I wasn't fond of its flavoring myself, but if that doesn't bother you, it may be fine. At least I'd consider Jarrow a decent company.
Edited by nameless, 24 May 2011 - 06:36 PM.