I don't know about you guys, but I gave up on the fish oils and flax seed oils I was buying and purchased "Atkins Essential Oils", mainly because I know their products are high quality and reputable. Usually they are way too expensive (the Atkins Essential Oils originally sold for $28.99 Canadian where I live) and there was no way I was paying that for 60 gel caps. Recently Atkins products have been hugely on sale (I guess coz he kicked the bucket) so I picked up his "Atkins Accel" and "Atkins Essential Oils". Here's the break dwon, in case anybody is interested in trying them (believe me, I'm not pushing the company, I just think if you can find them cheap, they are worth it because their quality and testing procedures are excellent):
Atkins Essential Oils contain:
Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) 10 IU
Alpha linolenix acid (omega-3 from flaxseed) 220mg
Docosahexanoic acid (omega-3 from fish oil) 80mg
Eicosapentanoic acid (omega-3 from fish oil) 120mg
Gamma linolenic acid (GLA, omega-3 from borage seed oil) 96mg
Linoleic acid (omega-6 from borage, flaxseed and fish oils) 152.5mg
Oleic acid (from borage, flaxseed and fish oils) 202.5mg
I take one of these early in the morning, and one mid-evening.
I don't know about the dosages, how close they are to meeting my daily requirement, but I was taking lower quality fish oils before, and I read that you can get sick if you take them from a company that doesn't handle the products properly before distributing.
FYI - Just in case anybody cares, the Atkins Accel product contains the following:
Chromium (glycinate) 100 mcg
Grean Tea Leaf Extract (Camellia sinesis/provides 50 mg caffeine and 90 mg epigallocatechin gallate) 600mg
Accelerator Blend (providing 25mg methylxanthines): 600mg
Yerba mate (llex paraguariensis) leaf extract, guarana seed extract and cocoa extract(Theobroma cacao)
Thryoplex Blend (Guggul extract (Commiphora mukul), 50mg
bladderwrack kelp (Fucus vesiculosus), dl-phenylalanine, l-tyrosine)
I take those 2 to 3 times a day when I'm cutting. The Accel tabs are suppose to enhance fat loss & support normal thyroid function.
I believe the Accel tablets were originally around $25 to $30 Canadian dollars as well.
I found them both on sale for around 9 Canadian dollars each (that's around 7 US dollars) for a months supply. I grabbed a couple of bottles of each.
What do you guys think? Are the dosages of those two products high enough?
Thanks for any advice or comments: