Top positive review
107 of 116 people found this helpful
on April 5, 2010
Reasons I like it:
1) Screened for mercury and other toxins.
2) Great lemon taste.
3) Thin gel cap.
2) and 3) matter to me because I'm one of the few people who actually like the taste of fish oil so I bite into the capsule and release the oil. The lemon taste gives it a nice flavor and the gel cap is easy to chew. Other brands have thick capsules which don't taste good and have really oily fish oil taste. For people who just swallow it, the taste of the oil or the capsule don't really matter, but make sure you get a brand which screens for toxins because you don't want to be harming yourself with mercury while protecting your heart.
Cost: The cost per bottle or cost per capsule is often misleading because different products (even within brands) have different potencies. To find the real cost, divide the cost by the total amount of DHA+EPA (the key omega-3's).
For example, this box has 90 servings (180 capsules) at 550mg DHA+EPA per serving (2 capsules per serving). That's 90 servings X 550mg DHA+EPA = 49,500mg or 49.5g of DHA+EPA per box. Divide current cost by 49.5g will give you the price per gram.
Source: Anchovies and sardines.
Method: Their own multi-patented process including filters and molecular distillation.
Toxins: IFOS tested.
Type: Triglyceride form (better absorption than ethyl ester)
EPA+DHA = 550mg per capsule.
EPA+DHA 49,500mg/49.5g per bottle (60 capsules).
Value: Divide price by 49.5g (the amount of EPA+DHA per bottle) to get a price per gram of EPA+DHA and a comparison value against other brands.
Nordic Naturals is one of the first brands of O-3 I ever tried. They have a good reputation for quality omega-3 products.