Thank to Alkanz, I started with PlusEPA, which I had order through Amazon, for a month and it was easy to take as AK noted for 4 pills, 2grams/ day at max. When I ran out of the PlusEPA, I look around near by health food stores but couldn't find PlusEPA instead find this DS PHAMEPA; the pill has reddish color and each pill has 500 mg of farm EPA according to the label. According to the label they formulate the pill in their lab, not from fish. I was skeptical but what the heck. I gave a tried. After three days of taking the pills, I was having serious gas pain, bloated feeling and runs. If I am not mistaken, I had posted this personal experience the last year some time in October.
I now have been taking Vascepa for a month and half. What a difference it made! I don't have high TG or any other lipid disorder - mainly have been taking it for join paint and mood swing. I feel much positive about things happing around my daily routine and the joint paint getting better slowly and now I only feel hint of joint pain on my back.
I believe Vascepa will be and should be not regard only as Rx drug but a tonic for who wish to improve their over all health. In Asian Countries, most people look for that elixir that would give them an edge over others, this is why they go after rhino horn, bear gallbladder, deer horn, snake,...etc. you name it - feel sorry for the animal. All these supposedly good for you according to chines medicines are nothing but a myth, not proven, but multi billion $$ market around the world. When Vscepa combo comes out later this year and Asian people catches on with the good, I know it will be a riot.
In closing, be careful with those DS in the market which claiming to be pure EPA made in lab. Otherwise you may end up with more than what you whish for. GLTL.
Big -King -t
You raised an interesting point about trust ......ie what's in the EPA caps I take.......which supports the case for Vascepa . Altho that's not your intention .
As someone that that is currently prescribed max dose Crestor and Zetia and required to take and at least 3 gms of an EPA or EPA/ DHA .......all combined with a diet and exercise program .....to get to the lipid profile set by my Cardiologists ........I am concerned about the quality of dietary supplement products .
So patients required to lower their TG's currently have some choice ......They can request a scrip for Lovaza or Vascepa or buy the best dietary supplement alternatives
The reason Vascepa is the preferred choice for some is because it's
Currently very low cost ( with coupons )
No risk of raising LDL cholesterol
No risk of A Fib
No burping or fishy taste
Glad to hear Vascepa is working for you. . ( am I the only one who can't get a scrip ? )
3 gms of EPA certainly has a " mellowing " effect on myself , and my wife loves Aritic Pure EPA for her joint pain ....similar results to what you describe. We both take EPA at 3 gm doses
I agree , most of the people I know from Asian countries are very pro active in their health .....wether they will pay for Vascepa once the coupons expire or if they can't get Tier 2 insurance co pay.... will be the question for investors .
Glad to hear you are feeling better.