Why is omega 3 bottled in dark colored bottles?

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Offline Karen W.

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Why is omega 3 bottled in dark colored bottles?
« on: 23/04/2009 10:56:58 »
Is there some sort of light sensitivity or something that would hurt its effectiveness or something?

It has a warning about heat exposure, but I have wondered about the dark bottle.

 Any guesses?

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Why is omega 3 bottled in dark colored bottles?
« Reply #1 on: 23/04/2009 11:18:50 »
I believe they become oxidised which may give rise to unacceptable flavours and odours in the oil, possibly ruin digestibility of the oil, and produce free radicals which can damage or destroy body cells.



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Why is omega 3 bottled in dark colored bottles?
« Reply #2 on: 23/04/2009 11:39:04 »
Already have too many  destroyed body cells! brain cells seem to be wher the largest loss is at the moment! Lol

Thanks for that! so basically do you mean it could cause the oil to break down or perhaps become rancid?

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Why is omega 3 bottled in dark colored bottles?
« Reply #3 on: 23/04/2009 11:43:52 »
so basically do you mean it could cause the oil to break down or perhaps become rancid?
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Why is omega 3 bottled in dark colored bottles?
« Reply #4 on: 23/04/2009 12:22:00 »
that would be nasty...not a lot worse then rancid oild and fish oil....ewwwwwwweeeeeeeee!!

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