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My oldest daughter is going to Israel for about 10 months; starting at the end of  August. She takes proberry, fish oil, and a multivitamin. I'm trying to figure out which items she should buy here and pack, and which items should be purchased there. I'm not sure how much shopping time she's going to have, so "buying them there" will probably involve me buying them online to be shipped to her school.

I'm worried about fish oil going rancid if it's kept at room temp in Israel over the summer- that one I'm thinking I definitely need to order for her while she's there, and that she should only pack about a month's worth when she goes. Will the multivitamin and proberry hold up OK in her suitcase?

Where are good places to buy fish oil that ships to Israel?


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If Proberry is liquid, no.....I wouldn't pack it....It needs refrigeration.  The proberry pills on the other
hand would probably be okay to pack.

Honestly, I think she's going to be able to very eat well in Israel and be outside in the sun more often,
have a better immune system than in a 4 season climate.....Fish oil capsules might totally stick together in the hot climate.  And she probably will be eating fresh fish pretty often and get her
fish oil.

If it were me, I'd see how she does, health wise before assuming she even needs supplements..  There are so many awesome fruits and vegetables in Israel.  My daughter in law's niece lived there for a year and thrived on better produce than she could get here in the states.  She glowed
from good health when she came back home.

A basic multi on the other hand isn't a bad idea.  If this were my child, I'd pack a bottle of multi
vitamins and wait and see how she's feeling.


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send her sups inside her suitcase or shipping will definitely become very expensive

I do not refrigerate any of my sups


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I'm talking about the capsules Chloe. We might not even send her with those.

It's the fish oil I'm mostly worried about. Yes, she'll be "in the land of milk and honey" but she'll also be eating dorm food, and her school has a reputation for not having the best cafeteria. She also detests fish (so she's unlikely to eat it in large quantities, if at all) and has a skin condition that really cleared up when she started taking the fish oil.

I'm thinking that shipping is likely to be a whole lot cheaper from an Israeli or European store rather than buying from North America.


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I'm talking about the capsules Chloe. We might not even send her with those.

It's the fish oil I'm mostly worried about. Yes, she'll be "in the land of milk and honey" but she'll also be eating dorm food, and her school has a reputation for not having the best cafeteria. She also detests fish (so she's unlikely to eat it in large quantities, if at all) and has a skin condition that really cleared up when she started taking the fish oil.

I'm thinking that shipping is likely to be a whole lot cheaper from an Israeli or European store rather than buying from North America.


Can she just take a bottle or two of fish oil with her in her carry-on luggage?  It will stay cooler onboard than in luggage. Checked baggage cabin can get really really hot.  And then maybe the supply she brings could last her until winter when shipping from anywhere is less likely to cause damaged capsules.


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Is she going to stay in an especially hot region?

If not, there should be no problem during October - March, even April. But in September and May/June there are usually very hot days, up to 33-35 degrees celsius, when it's better to put the supps in the fridge.

Vitacost ships to Israel. They are excellent!!!

For DPN products, Right 4 EU ship to Israel from the UK.


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Fish oil capsules might totally stick together in the hot climate.

I was keeping fish oil capsules at home for years and they never got stuck together....  

Fish capsules are a most common product here and are to be found practically everywhere. One of the first things you notice when you look at the supps shelf in a pharmacy or health food store is packages of 3 fish oil caps jars sold together by Alsepa. If she stays too far from a town/city center, it is possible to purchase on-line from one of the local suppliers and have the supps shipped to her address.



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Yaeli- I was hoping you'd respond! Good to know that fish oil capsules are easy to find in pharmacies.  Her school is near Jerusalem, and I don't know if she'll have access to a refrigerator nor if her dorm room is air conditioned. I'm not sure how much time she'll have for shopping- but I'm sure she'll have access to a pharmacy at least once a month. It's bound to be on the same road as ice cream shops where her friends may go to hang out during free time.

Chloe- that's a good idea about putting the fish oil in her carry-on luggage rather than the checked luggage. I can send her with enough for the end of August and September, and she can buy more at that point.


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Yaeli- I was hoping you'd respond!
Of course  



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I think it depends on the temperature of the space where gelatin capsules are sitting.  I had one issue with New Chapter's fish oil and the bottle was replaced by the shipper.  The issue I believe was either the time the shipped bottle spent in a super hot truck....or something to do with storage conditions in a warehouse.  Some environment was overwhelmingly hot and many capsules were leaking. It's also likely that UPS delivered my package and it sat outside in the sun until I noticed it.  Generally, gelatin capsules aren't a problem....but I think prolonged heat and strong sun might literally heat up a bottle of capsules beyond a reasonable temperature. I would never leave supplements on my kitchen counter near a window.  Kids living in dorms should probably be informed not to put bottles of supplements on window sills.


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