second Nordic naturals, they are brilliant (and dh swears they don't even taste fishy. he is, of course a fool as imo they still taste rank, but my 2 beg to take them, so mayb it's me with the weird taste!)
Eskimo are fantastic. They are one of the best fish oils I've come across and the 1st one I always recommend (I'm a nutritionist). The fish are from very clean/unpolluted artic seas and therefore very very good quality, especially with regards to toxin content. In a study carried out by the Irish Food Safety Board (I think, cant 100% remember which body carried out study), Eskimo came out tops for quality/toxin levels. They were compared to all major alternative brands, mainstream brands, famous brands, cheapie brands.
They need to be refrigerated once opened.
If possible try to use the liquid, its only a small 5ml teaspoon per day. Its not cheap, but if you compare it to lots of other brands where you need 1-3 tablespoons per day, its good value for money.
Its in good health shops and online (and possibly in chemists/supermarkets in UK?? no idea on that)
Starlight...I don't get the link between omega 6 and preservatives? But its been a long day and I'm probably missing something really obvious
The kids one is mostly omega 3 (I think 1200mg as opposed to 1500mg in the adult one). As far as I remember the small bit of 6 and 9 in it are to aid better absorption and utilisation of the om3.
I generally finds kids are reluctant to take the lemon one, but are ok with the taste of the kids one. Either will do at the end of the day though (although not literally "at the end of the day", its best to take them with breakfast as in some cases can keep you awake if taken at night!)
You would need to eat kilos of fresh fish per day to get the equivalent EPA/DHA in 1 teaspoon of high quality fish oil. It would be possibly impossible to a)do this and b) to eat this amount of fish without having to worry about toxin levels.
And what are the proven health benefits of consuming these unnaturally [if impossible to imbibe through fish] high levels? I know that there's lots of talk about reducing cardiovascular problems, but I thought there was a lack of clarity over the real impact, while there are lots of pharmaceutical companies that are only too delighted to jump on the marketing bandwagon to persuade people to shell out lots of money for supplements that may not have a clear clinical benefit. Scientific studies on food are notoriously difficult to conduct effectively because you have to design them in such a way that the single substance is tested properly, in among all the other foodstuffs that participants are consuming all the time.
jkklpu...re my earlier post I'm afraid I really don't like getting into these kinds of debates on MN, I need to use this time as a chance to unwind after work etc I will add that I wouldn't give them to my kids if I hadn't thoroughly researched it and decided it fairly essential.
Sorry, didn't know it was your work and understand that you don't want to go into it here. If you're able to point me towards an impartial (in terms of sponsorship) website in slower time, that would be great.