If you're looking for fish oil reviews of every single product on the market, you won't find it here....
Instead, what you'll get are comparisons of the most popular omega-3 supplements currently available in the marketplace.
The following products are made by companies that specialize in making pharmaceutical grade fish oils and omega-3 concentrates.
Many of these products are made from different kinds of fish; this factor can affect the total concentration of EPA and DHA as well as the amount of contaminants that may need to be removed before processing.
Learn how to choose
There are dozens of different omega-3 supplements to choose from and it would be very hard to review every single one of them.
How to Buy the Best Fish Oils stresses the importance of calculating the total omega 3 fatty acid concentration and determining the purity before buying any product. These factors will help you choose a product that provides what's listed on the bottle label in a safe purified form.
Based on the above criteria, the following brand names were chosen for their pharmaceutical-grade, high omega 3 levels and stringent manufacturing principles.
This is one of the most popular brands available in North America.
They have over 25 different kinds of oils, from flavored and unflavored liquids to children's orange flavored soft chews.
All of their products use deep ocean fish from the Norwegian Sea which are processed and bottled in Norway.
The product line is tested for omega 3 concentrations and purity by an independent, third-party laboratory using Internationally-accepted regulations.
Carlson's Very Finest Fish Oil is also one of the most popular liquid fish oil supplements currently selling in North America.
You can learn more about them at Carlson Fish Oil Review.
If you're looking for a general omega-3 supplement at a budget price, you may like this particular product. You can usually find it at your local discount superstore or drugstore.
Spring Valley Fish Oil comes in an enteric-coated soft gel with 30% omega 3 fatty acid concentrations.
It contains a proprietary omega 3 supplement called MEG-3. It's reported to be tested to meet to a number of quality standards, including standards set by Health Canada and the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Comes packaged in 1000 mg. soft gels and you can purchase them in 60 to 250 count per bottle.
This product is an excellent supplement that provides pharmaceutical-grade omega 3 fatty acids at an affordable price. If you're someone that needs maximum omega-3 concentrations you may want to try a brand with higher potencies, such as Dr. Sears Omega-3 Concentrates.
For more detailed information, please see Spring Valley Fish Oil Review.
Also called Zone Labs Omega Fish Oils or Zone Labs Concentrates.
Dr. Barry Sears is reported to be one of the leading scientists in the field of omega 3 fatty acids and their health benefits.
This product is really a fish oil; it is a highly-purified omega 3 supplement provides over 60% concentrations of EPA and DHA per dose; it is one of the highest concentrations of omega 3 fatty acids currently available.
Dr. Sears claims his products are effective for improving athletic performance and enhancing weight loss.
Zone Labs Omega Rx comes in 3 formulations with Gamma-Linolenic acid. This particular omega-6 fatty acid is reported to help boost your body's anti-inflammatory response.
If you're looking for a premium omega 3 concentrate that provides maximum anti-inflammatory and anti-aging benefits, this product may meet your needs.
You can read more about the product line, omega 3 concentrations and prices for Dr. Sears Fish Oil here.
These are pharmaceutical-grade fish oils derived from sardines and anchovies in Norway.
You can choose from over 25 different kinds of products; including basic omega 3 supplements, blends of omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, fish oils for children, supplements for cats and dogs, and high concentration supplements exceeding 60% omega 3 fatty acid levels.
Nordic Naturals claims their purity levels exceed many testing standards, including standards set by the Norwegian Medicinal Standard (NMS) and the European Pharmacopoeia Standard (EPS).
This product is considered to be an affordable high quality, pharmaceutical-grade supplement. The Nordic High Concentration Omega 3 formula is comparable to Dr. Sears Omega RX fish oils; both products provide high omega-3 concentrations that exceed many off-the-shelf products.
If you're interested in comparing products, prices and more, please read Review of Nordic Natural Fish Oils.
Minami Omega 3
Minami Nutrition claims they're the first company to use a patented distillation process to make high concentration omega 3 supplements.
These omega 3 supplements provide up to a 95% concentration of omega 3 fatty acids - one of the highest available. Their soft gels are made from fish gelatin, unlike some companies that use bovine or other animal-based products.
They also provide omega-3 supplements for infant health, pre and post-natal support, vegan-friendly formulas and a wide range of specialized formulas utilizing proven ingredients.
Learn more about these highly concentrated fish oils at my Review of Minami Fish Oil Supplements.
One of the best places to check purity and dosage amounts is the IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards). This is a third-party company that independently tests the label claims on a variety of fish oil supplements. The testing program is voluntary and companies have to pay a fee to submit their products for analysis. The IFOS provides a Consumer Report that gives you detailed results of the amount of omega 3 fatty acids, contaminants and purity levels...all free of charge to consumers.
Consumer Reports recently published a review of the 15 most-popular omega 3 fish oil supplements. You normally have to pay a fee to become a member of Consumer Reports to view their report, but if you click on a link at the bottom of the page stating, "See the Ratings charts as they originally appeared in the issue of Consumer Reports Magazine. (link) Fish-oil pills (link)" a pop-up window will appear with a brief summary of their test results. A couple of products tested false-positive, due to inclusion of lemon-flavorings which may have affected the overall scoring process. However, their findings noted most products met requirements of the European Union and the U.S. Pharmacopeia.
ConsumerLabs is another consumer advocate website that publishes an extensive review of dozens of fish oil and krill oil supplements. You also have to pay a nominal fee to access the results of their report but their report appears to be the most extensive and detailed.
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