Where should I store fish oil supplements?

Where should I store fish oil supplements?

Fish oil supplements should be stored in a cool, dry place. They contain highly unsaturated fats, which can spoil. (Sometimes they contain vitamin E to help prevent spoilage.) They may be manufactured as gel capsules; the gel helps protect the fish oils. Protect fish oil supplements from light, which can break down the oils.
Grant Cooper, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil supplements are susceptible to degradation caused by heat, light, and oxygen. Whether in tablet or liquid form, supplements should be sold in dark bottles and stored in dark containers, tightly sealed, in a refrigerator, freezer, or other cool, dark, dry place.
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Dietary Supplements

Whether you're visiting the drug store, grocery or natural food shop you'll likely find an aisle where there are jars and bottles of things for you to put in your body that are neither foods nor medicines. Ranging from vitamins an...

d minerals to fiber and herbal remedies, these supplements are not regulated in the same way as either food or medicine. Some of them are backed by solid research, others are folk remedies or proprietary cures. If your diet does not include enough of certain vitamins or minerals, a supplement may be a good idea. Natural treatment for conditions like constipation may be effective. But because these substances are unregulated, it is always a good idea to educate yourself about the products and to use common sense when taking them. This is even more true if you are pregnant or taking a medicine that may be affected by supplements.
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