A good deal of research has shown great benefits of fish oil. But researchers use high-quality pharmaceutical grade fish oil. If you take cheap fish oil that is already oxidized or partially oxidized, you’re not going to get any of the health benefits. A characteristic of oxidation is a “fishy” taste and smell. (And, by the way, the same goes for “fresh” (or canned) fish: when it smells fishy, it’s at least partially spoiled or oxidized.) The high-quality fish oil I use has absolutely zero fishy taste or smell. I’d have a hard time distinguishing it from, say, sunflower oil.
On the other hand, a variety of antioxidants are important. Damaging free radicals are produced not only from “bad” things like oxidized fats, but also from exercise, sunlight, and mitochondrial energy production. Different antioxidants neutralize different free radicals in different tissues. The best one can do is to eat an antioxidant-rich diet with a large variety of antioxidant sources, and take high-quality supplements of specific antioxidants that the research indicates are beneficial, such as natural vitamin E including all its forms. [/quote]
so any brands considered this “high quality” grade???