What Makes a Fish Oil Brand Good or Bad?

What should one look for or avoid in a fish oil brand?

You want high amounts of EPA & DHA.  Some brands don't tell you how much EPA & DHA they contain.

I buy Costco's Kirkland Signature

https://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature-Fish-Oil-1200-mg.%2c-180-Enteric-Coated-Softgels.product.11248464.html

684 mgs of DHA+EPA per.  I take three a day.

No fish burps ever.

if you're serious about taking fish oil, you should take a liquid.  Carlson's is solid stuff.  The lemon flavor tastes fine.  1tsp has 1600mg of O3, 800mg of EPA and 500mg of DHA.  I take 8tsps every few days.  that shits magic.

^^^ Carlson's is a good product.  I took Carlson's capsules for several years before switching to Kirkland Signature.

This is great info so far, thanks yall, keep em coming! There are so many brands and products, I dont want to buy the cheapest thing and get no benefit.

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You want high amounts of EPA & DHA.  Some brands don't tell you how much EPA & DHA they contain.



I buy Costco's Kirkland Signature



https://www.costco.com/Kirkland-Signature-Fish-Oil-1200-mg.%2c-180-Enteric-Coated-Softgels.product.11248464.html



684 mgs of DHA+EPA per.  I take three a day.



No fish burps ever.


Everything I've read recommends Kirkland, I get carlsons right now but next costco trip i'm trying.

I usually get Carlson's gelcaps, but when I'm on a budget I get Barlean's (orange aftertaste one).

i tried several different types but didn't notice a real difference in the way i felt in my joints and my general mood (fish oil is recommended in mild cases of depression) until i moved away from caps and started taking liquid oil.  look into it.  check this out:  https://examine.com/supplements/fish-oil/

i recommend the progressive brand if you are into gel. it comes from sardines, mackeral etc. 

I've always heard krill oil is superior form of epa/dha. Amazon has done good quality brands.

Omega jym

I used to use Carlsons cod liver oil (liquid version). Good stuff and very mild taste. I recently tried wild sockeye salmon oil in pill form. I think the brand was Vital Choice. High quality and certified by NSF.

If it's not refrigerated it's probably rancid and has long since lost the properties you want.

To get reasonably informed look at the reviews posted on Amazon about the product(s).

There are some very in-depth analyses by various buyers.

It's about how they are processed and filtered. Improperly bound types are not high in bioavailability. Improperly filtered can have too high a mercury content.

You would do the best by also taking some Krill.

Dr Rhonda on JRE talks all about it on one of her podcasts with Joe.

 

For later

What's fish oil even good for? Don't fish have like Mercury and radiation in them?