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vitamin & supplement shopping — information overload! 
14th-Aug-2008 03:08 pm
too much information
I just put in my periodic re-order of fish oil capsules from Puritan's Pride. As usual, they have way too much info about the different products they sell to be easily evaluated.

So, ResearchGirl made a spreadsheet. It compares the different fish oils by quantity of Omega-3s per capsule, number of capsules that would be required to make up 4g of Omega-3s (therapeutic dosage for me seems to be 3.5 to 4g of Omega-3s a day), and resulting price per day. I update it at irregular intervals, usually just before I re-order.

Anyone who takes fish oil (or wants to start) who would like to take advantage of my geeky compulsiveness is welcome to take a look.
14th-Aug-2008 11:34 pm (UTC)
...Lord! That IS too much info they've got on there.
15th-Aug-2008 01:32 am (UTC)
i love crazy spreadsheets like that!
15th-Aug-2008 07:11 pm (UTC)
You might actually be my soul sister...

I have a neat trick about fish oil capsules if you, like me, do not enjoy burping the fishy flavor later: a nurse practitioner friend said, "Put 'em in the freezer. For some reason that keeps it from happening." She's right. :)

The timing of this is great because my doc wants me to take: www.animi-3.com for the folic acid and shtuff. Unfortunately, due to my implant, I can't swallow them because they are too large. Since they're liquid-filled, the whole splitting thing is not happening. So, I'm going to cobble the dosages together as independent ingredients. Your chart is part of my plan!
17th-Aug-2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
Cool! If Puritan's carries the other components you'd be using, let me know — I'd be happy to add them to the sheet too. :-)
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