“ Brand: Boots / Type: Cod Liver Oil 340mg Capsules / Dosage Form: Oil „
I've been suffering with a painful knee joint for a while now, clicking at every slight movement, which for someone of my age is very concerning. I consulted my doctor about this however he couldn't see anything to worry about just a dodgy joint, this wasn't enough to ease my concern so I decided to seek some online advice. Most of the tips given for healthy joints were to consume a good amount of cod liver oil, as I'm not a fan of most fish this seemed to make sense and I hoped that with some supplements my knee may improve.
I found a pack of 30 capsules in boots for a mere £1.49, I was really impressed with the price as each little tub would last you roughly a month, not harming my pocket at all. I chose the boots product over other well known brands such as seven seas purely because of the affordable price (seven seas works out to be roughly £3.30 per 30 capsules).
If you aren't very confident when swallowing tablets then I wouldn't recommend these supplements, each capsule is a lot larger than your average paracetamol making them a little uncomfortable to swallow. However despite the size I don't have any real problems taking them, but I do know some people who would struggle.
The affects of these supplements aren't very significant at all, I took the whole pack of with probably unrealistic expectations for the clicking, stiffness and pain to completely clear up, however the capsules only relieved the stiffness still leaving me with worrying clicking and discomfort.
I think that this product definitely improves the health of your joints, maybe just not to the extent that I personally would like. This product is ideal if you just want a little boost, it's not the best if you have more than average stiffness and pain in your joints. I probably won't be buying these again as I continue my search for a more powerful replacement.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Capsules containing 340mg of cod liver oil. They are flavourless and colourless.
I think the capsules feel a bit sticky but they are easy to swallow with water, I could not take one without a drink because they are quite big. I usually use cod liver oil capsules from Holland & Barratt and those ones are a lot easier to swallow. I have used the full bottle of 30 capsules and none of them have split or ever made me be able to taste the cod liver oil when I take them.
WHY DO I TAKE THEM?
My husband has been taking daily cod liver oil since he was a baby to try to prevent himself being afflicted by the arthritis that targets males in his family. I have started taking it as well because it is said to help the joints and I stand a lot in my professional life so my joints ache sometimes. I do not know if taking them make any difference but I feel better myself if I am taking them regular.
WHAT I THINK
I think 340mg is the correct amount of cod liver oil for me because I do not have a condition that requires it. My husband takes a larger dose on the advice of his doctor.
I cannot taste anything when I take a capsule but sometimes they repeat on me about an hour after I have taken it and then it feels like my breath smells oily. They feel big to swallow and I can feel the capsule in my throat, I do not like that and think they should be less round for comfort.
I cannot remember how much these cost but they were a lot cheaper than the ones I buy from Holland & Barrett, I did not buy them to save money but because I could not find a branch of Holland & Barrett when I run out of capsules on holiday. I will not buy them again because I do not like how they feel when I take them even though I am sure they work the same as more expensive brands.
3 Dooyoo Stars.