Question About The Hoki In Your Omega 3 Fish Oil

    Questioner from Francie W (United States)

    Hi, I had read that a white fish (Hoki) is non oily fish & this type has the oil taken only from the liver? Also that it is a warm water fish? Had at one time read that Hoki oil is derived from Hoki flesh & bones?

    Does Omega 3 Oil from Hoki also contain Cod, as indicated? I prefer not to have Cod as part of the oil as it is questionable in regard to the liver.

    Also that Hoki has very little natural DHA? I am on my second bottle of Xtend-Life Omega 3 / DHA Plus Fish Oil… Is it true that an extended usage could be harmful?

    I'm 88 years young and still trying to do the very best for my health. Should I revert to one capsule a day? as I'm 5ft. tall weight 105 lbs. Very active and a worker...

    Thanks for reading this long question.

    Blessings, Francie


    Answer from Warren Matthews

    Hi Francie,

    Nice to hear from you…and congratulations on being so conscious about your health at 88 years. May you have many more healthy and productive years. The oil is taken from the flesh, not from the liver. Hoki is not a particularly oily fish but it is still viable because we process the fish fresh. If it has been frozen then it is hard to get a good yield of oil.

    There is no cod in our fish oil. Cod is not a big fishery in NZ. We only use Hoki. The Hoki is definitely a cold water fish and is caught in the Southern Ocean off New Zealand at latitudes 40 – 50 degrees south, so the water certainly is cold. Where I live at 43 degrees south the water is too cold for swimming (for me anyway) even during the summer months.

    The level of DHA in most fish is quite small which is why the oil is normally concentrated. We use the hoki oil in its natural state (non-concentrated) and then blend it with highly concentrated and purified tuna oil so we have the benefit of all the natural components of hoki oil and a high concentration of DHA.

    There is no validity to extended use of the oil being harmful. It is a food and an essential one at that. I take 4 – 5 capsules every day and have been for years and I will continue to do so until the day I die. It helps keeps inflammation in the body down and inflammation is one of the main triggers for many degenerative diseases. Inflammation is measured by C-Reactive Protein. According to the laboratory where I have my latest blood test the inflammation in my body was the lowest they had ever seen for an adult. It was better than an average young child, and I am 63. I am sure that the Omega 3 Fish Oil plays a part in this.

    If I were you I would stay with the 2 capsules a day. You may like to alternate each month to our Omega 3 / QH Plus which contains Ubiquinol (CoQ10) which contains everything that the Plus version does plus the CoQ10 which is really good for your entire cardiovascular system.

    All the best,


    4 Responses

    Hi   You need not send the Email of yours Warren.  I have found the source.   Thanks  

    Blessings   Francie

    francie Wilkerson January 07 2011

    Hello, I’m a wife and mother of two boys who are 2 (30 lbs.) and 4 (40lbs.) and both my husband and I are very active with running and spinning along with other healthy exercise. Recently I have developed pain in my knees most likely from running with my two sons and my husband has cardiovascular disease in his family history he also has borderline hypertention and as also developed Gout, he is 40 this Novemeber. My husband was taking some brand of fish oil prior to his first Gout attack, now he is concerned that the fish oil is not good for him because of the high levels of purines.

    My questions are:
    1. What dosage should I and my children be taking? I would like my children to add this
    <span class= x_Apple-tab-span >supplement to their diet as well since we have drastically redused our intake of tuna and other fish due to the high levels of toxins. 2a. Is taking fish oil safe for my husband and if so how much should he take due to his
    <span class= x_Apple-tab-span >condition? b. Is there any interactions with other medicine such as high blood pressure meds and gout meds?
    Thank you for your time, Melanie

    Melanie September 30 2010

    Hi Melanie,

    Your boys may be two young to be able to swallow a full sized soft gel. I would suggest that you try to squeeze one on to their food. Just one should be enough.

    For you, our Greenlipped mussell powder may help, or if it quite severe you could try our Arthrit-eze.

    The normal dose of Omega 3 fish oil (2 soft gels a day) should be fine for your husband. I would suggest though that you consider our Omega 3 QH/Ultra with the Ubiquinol (CoQ10) as this would be excellent in helping keeping his cardiovascular system in place. I would also consider adding our Cardio-Klenz as that will strengthen his system further and may help with his blood pressure as it helps clear the arteries.

    There should be no difficulty with taking those supplements with his medication…BUT, not at the same time. Always leave a gap of about three hours. But, please still have him check with his Doctor. Our medical nutritionist is away on vacation at the moment but if you would like her to check our databases for interactions please email her direct at
    <a href= > and detail which meds he is taking and how much.

    Warren Matthews October 01 2010

    Hi   Warren  Had come across my email to you some months ago.  Loved that…..;In a few days will send for the Omega Q H ultra as per your suggestion.  Have been placed on Simivastin for three months to bring down the LDL of 143.   Unhappy about that.  But once the 3 months is over (in Feb.2011) I will decline to continue it.  So far have not any symptoms of problems……

    Do not remember as to how I had emailed you Warren, personally several months ago.  Love to  have the email address, if you do not mind.    Blessings    Francie

    francie Wilkerson January 07 2011

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