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Smelling Fish Oil Caps Safe to Use?


#1

I have a bottle of fish oil caps here that kind of stick together at first when I shake the bottle. It also smells kind of fishy. I took all the pills out and none seem to be broken although some are a little soft. There's no oil or anything left in the bottle.

This happened to the last bottle I bought as well so I think it had to do with the way I keep them stored. It gets pretty hot in my house during the day so I think the pills are kind of melting a little bit.

Is it safe to take these or should I throw them away again? Would it be better to freeze the next batch to avoid the same problem?


#2

You could always take them, and then let us know how it goes :slight_smile:


#3

If in doubt, throw them out.


#4

This has happened to me before also. I wasn't sure, but they smell like ass and the thought of ingesting rancid fish oil convinced me to toss them. Now I shake the bottles before I buy them to make sure everything is in good order and make sure to store them in a cool place.


#5

I would agree .I have been saving the silica gel packets from other tabs and put in with my fish oil capsules to keep them fresher


#6

You do realize that fish smells fishy, right?


#7

They always smell this way esp. when you first open the bottle. The good ones have a little Vit E in it for preservation I believe...


#8

Just to followup, I have food poisoning right now. I'm not 100% sure if it's from the fish oil caps but the doctor thinks it's a possibility. I haven't eaten anything else potentially bad lately though and I started feeling bad about 6 hours after ingesting 4 of the fish oil caps. I'm pretty sure it was the fish oil. I'm throwing the rest out just to be safe.


#9

You should have tossed 'em. If you want to find out if food is rancid, eating it is probably not the best method.