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Quick Tip#70~ Getting the most out of your Fish Oil Bottle!

Monday, October 08, 2012

This tip is for those who use "pour it out fish oil" rather than fish oil capsules... and store their oil in the fridge.

Which is really where all fish oil should be stored, including those in capsules,to keep it from going rancid.

Anyways... what I've noticed, is that what's left in the bottle, is considerably more than you'd first think. How much more?

I've gotten an extra 6-8 teaspoons out of an "empty" $38 Carlson's 16 oz fish oil bottle using this trick which I'm going to share with you here.

Simply run very hot water into a bowl, put the capped bottle in for a soak.

The water doesn't need to come up anymore than an inch or two... you don't want your bottle to become bouyant and tip over.

The hot water will warm the remaining fish oil that has congealed on the bottom of the bottle and cause it to become liquid... so that you can pour it out onto your waiting teaspoon.

Because the bottle is so very dark, there's no way of knowing that there's quite a bit of oil left. But now you know.

At $38 a bottle, $48 retail, you'll want to get every last drop!

This can be repeated, with the bottle returned to the fridge... the warming procedure repeated until there really IS no oil left.

Have a fun day!
: )

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WOLFSPIRITMOM 10/10/2012 12:24PM

    Thanks Mzzchief, great tip. Liquid is the best absorbed and yes, has to be in fridge. Carlson is good. You can get cheaper fish oil but I won`t buy it unless it is smaller cold water fish and molecularly distilled and purified from toxins. So you have to pay for that too.

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    Great tip!!

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MZZCHIEF 10/9/2012 11:09AM

    Thx for the responses!
Not sure how it will effect other brands, BUT...
I've been using the lemon flavored Carlson's brand... and I'm shocked how much comes out of an "empty" bottle.

I bought a new brand last week, an orange flavored Nature's Answer on IHerb for a fraction of the price I've been paying for Carlson's. Economics and all that... with such a vast difference in price, I wanted to give brand X a try.

Haven't tried it yet, because my Carlson's bottle keeps on "giving".

Have a fun, healthy day!
: )

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GOANNA2 10/9/2012 7:12AM

    Thanks Mzz. At that price, we have to squeeze every ounce out. emoticon

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123ELAINE456 10/9/2012 12:45AM

  Great Tip. Thank You for sharing this with us. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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ELISADENK 10/8/2012 10:41PM

    Yikes! Didn't know about, "Which is really where all fish oil should be stored, including those in capsules,to keep it from going rancid."

But, now that you mention it, that makes sense.

Thank you! emoticon

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DEBBY4576 10/8/2012 10:30PM

    Whoa, I just threw a bottle away, and didn't do that. I will from now on. Thanks

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MZZCHIEF 10/8/2012 2:37PM

    Glad to help out!

I wish this stuff wasn't so durn expensive!
But this way at least we can get every last drop...

: )

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M77355 10/8/2012 1:17PM

    Great tip I'll use!

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NEW-CAZ 10/8/2012 1:14PM

    Exellent tip Mzz, thank you.

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