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What are the signs that fish oil is fresh?

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Aaron Stupple
General Practice
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In brief: 4 signs

1- the container is not past expiration, 2- the capsules smell only slightly "fishy, " 3- the capsules are a pale yellow color, and 4- the capsules are firm to light pressure.
If all four of these qualities are present, the capsules are likely fresh.

In brief: 4 signs

1- the container is not past expiration, 2- the capsules smell only slightly "fishy, " 3- the capsules are a pale yellow color, and 4- the capsules are firm to light pressure.
If all four of these qualities are present, the capsules are likely fresh.
Aaron Stupple
Aaron Stupple
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
if the fish is still swimming, the oil is likely fresh :)
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Doubts ?

The only way is to get the fish oil from a reputable vendor or pharmacy.

In brief: Doubts ?

The only way is to get the fish oil from a reputable vendor or pharmacy.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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