Monday, November 23, 2009

Beware Of Rancid Fish Oil

I got an article in my inbox today about the risk of oxidized fats in fish oil capsules, even those that are well within the expiration date on the bottle.

We wrote about this very thing in the Protein Power LifePlan back in 2000.

Fish oil is primarily EPA and DHA, both of which are extremely unsaturated. And, as we all know, the greater the degree of unsaturation, the greater the propensity to go rancid. When these oils go rancid (or “go off” as the Brits put it) they don’t go from being healthful to simply becoming neutral, they actually convert to harmful oxidized fats called lipid peroxides.

Lipid peroxides can (and do) start free radical cascades that can damage fatty cellular membranes. At the very least lipid peroxides consume the body’s stores of vitamin E and other antioxidants to neutralize them, leaving the body short of many of its natural defenses.

Taken from Dr Eades' Blog


Weighted Pull Ups


Rest 5 minutes then

4 Rounds

15 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (Men use 95#/Women use 65#)

30 Double Unders

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