My fish oil gelcaps smell-- normal?
I bought some lower priced fish oil, and when I took them, I could literally taste fish for the entire next day. I tried twice with the same result. Then I read that could mean they're rancid, so I switched brands.
The new brand is very expensive. It is supposed to be of the highest quality. The first few times I took it, again, I could taste fish for the entire next day.
After 3 or 4 doses, I no longer have this problem.
However, I notice the bottle and capsules themselves smell strongly like fish. Does this just mean one leaked a little, or does it mean they're rancid? Is there another way to tell if they're rancid? Do all bottles of fish oil capsules smell like fish (when opened?)