You may be familar with Costco and their Kirkland brand of fish oil – 400 caps 1000mg $15. Sounds like an amazing deal right? Wrong. Kirkland boasts 1000MG on their bottle, but when examined fully each cap an unknown amount of EPA/DHA. How do they get away with it? Simply by adding this into their nutrition facts – (EPA/DHA and other Omega 3) 300MG *. There is simply no way of knowing how much EPA/DHA is in each cap because it contains an “unknown amount” of “other omega 3. This just shows how shady almost all supplement companies are. We did the hard work, and found the most reputable best fish oils.
1. Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega Fish Oil – Easily the best fish oil on the market. Nordic uses anchovies and sardines as their source of oil, while most companies uses cod and salmon. Because anchovies and sardines are really low on the food chain they contain less mercury and toxic PCB. It contains 650MG of EPA and 450MG of DHA, a dramatic increase when compared to other fish oil supplements. Nordic fish oil is in a triglycerides form, and studies have shown triglycerides form absorbs around ~50% better than ethy ester form. Is it worth the extra money? Well, with full confidence you can be assured you are using the purest and most effective fish oil on todays market. $57
2. Carlson Labs Liquid Fish Oil – This may be something a bit different to some, it’s a fish oil luquid. Don’t let that scare you away from it though. It doesn’t have a fishy taste, just a slight lemon flavor. You won’t receive any fish burps that you always hear about, and it’s only 1 teaspoon. Each teaspoon contains 800MG EPA, 500MG DHA, and 300MG other. It may not be as “natural” as Nordic Ultimate Omega Fish Oil – but it’s definitely very similar, for a much cheaper price. $30
3. NOW Ultra Omega-3 – NOW produces an affordable high quality Omega-3. While it may not be on the same level as Nordic or Carlson, it’s still note-worthy. NOW manufactures the fish oil under strict standards. It’s tested by a third party to make sure it’s free of harmful levels of contaminants (merucry, PCB’s, ect). It also features a enteric coat, which is supposed to control the odor and avoid fish burps. Each pill contains 500 EPA and 250 DHA. Overall the best fish oil for someone on a budget that cares about quality. $15
Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega Fish Oil Review: It’s easily the best fish oil on todays market. It’s also one of the most expensive, but it’s worth it. Nordic uses anchovies and sardines to avoid mercury and toxic PCB’s, while most other oils use salmon and cod.
Carlsons Labs Liquid Fish Oil Review: A liquid fish oil that doesn’t have a fishy taste. It has huge amounts of EPA/DHA and you only need to take 1 teaspoon.
NOW Ultra Omega-3: An affordable quality fish oil, produced under strict standards and third party tested.