All fish oil isn't the same. Fish oil comes in many different forms and variations (you can read about the best fish oil form here).
That being said, is your fish oil high quality?
To help guide you, we created a list of the four critical factors to look at when considering a high quality fish oil supplement.
Following these rules will help you find the best quality fish oil supplement.
The Four Critical Factors For Choosing A High Quality Fish Oil Supplement
High quality fish oil should come in a natural triglyceride form. This is the preferred natural form of Omega-3's that allows for superior absorption. Since triglyceride fish oil is in a natural form, it is more prone to spoiling (as all natural foods). This is why you should look for it to be stabilized with vitamin E (as mixed tocopherols) and rosemary extract to ensure maximum purity and freshness.
U-Omega is a high-concentration fish oil sourced from waters off the Chilean coast. As the world’s least industrialized coastline, these cold, fresh waters provide the cleanest, most sustainable source of fish in the world.
3. Little Fish:
At Utzy naturals we only use fish oil that has been extracted from younger, smaller fish. Larger, older fish tend to accumulate high amounts of heavy metals over their lifespan. This heavy metal content shows up in the fish oil they produce. On the flip side, small fish (such as anchovies and sardines) have shorter lifespans, and thus, less time to accumulate harmful toxins.
4. Fish Oil Purity:
Make sure that the fish oil you buy goes through rigorous testing. If possible, check to see that it is third-party batch tested. Look for seals of approval by GOED and NSF. We have approval from these agencies for our U-Omega fish oil. In addition to that, every batch of oil we produce is tested for over 250 environmental contaminants in a pharmaceutical-grade facility.
As you can see, these 4 factors let you know what to look for in fish oil. In addition to this, if you take a fish oil supplement, you will want to make sure you take it at the best time of day for the best absorption. Here is an article that goes over the best time to take fish oil.
What To Look For When You Buy A Fish Oil Supplement
When buying a fish oil supplement, make sure to that it has the right omega 3 form, that the source is ethical, and that the fish are smaller (which lessens the chance for mercury and other contaminates).
All of this will ensure the overall purity of the fish oil that you buy!
We have U-Omega available in easy to swallow softgel capsule form and in a great tasting liquid form (lemon flavored!). Give it a try, you have nothing to lose with our Empty Bottle Guarantee (if you don't like it we'll accept your return, no questions asked).
Daniel Powers is a health and fitness enthusiast with a background in the supplement industry. Outside of work, Daniel enjoys Crossfit, reading large books, and drinking coffee.