Fish Oil- Liquid or Tablets?

The one supplement I feel comfortable recommending to nearly everyone is a high quality fish oil.

Of course, you can certainly get what you need if you eat plenty of wild salmon, wild black cod and wild Arctic Char, but since fish oil is so indicated for so supporting so many functions in the body, it’s one addition that most of us would benefit significantly from.

Aside from making sure the brand you buy is high quality and has low levels of mercury, you also need to consider the form of fish oil you’ll take.

If you don’t mind swallowing a spoonful of fish oil, you may find yourself in a conundrum over whether to choose tablets or the liquid stuff.

For me, the taste is actually not unpleasant, so I don’t mind swallowing it by the spoonful.  However, in addition to the decision of whether or not you mind the taste, you must factor in how long it’s going to take you to get through a bottle of either the oil or the tablets.

The longer the bottle of liquid oil, once opened, remains in your fridge, it oxidizes more and more each time it is opened and is exposed to ambient conditions.

Not so much with the tablets.

So, if it’s just you in your home taking the fish oil and you’ve bought a large bottle of it, you’re probably better off with the tablets since it will take longer to get through than it would if the whole family were on board.

Or, just stick with the capsule form.

In any case, make sure to keep them refrigerated and don’t go with the mega-size, cheap Costco vat; with fish oil in particular, the risk of too much mercury or a low quality which is not kept in the refrigerator simply isn’t worth it.

My favorite, Nordic Naturals, is third party tested, molecularly distilled and has the lowest levels of Mercury compared to other brands on the US Market.

Check them out and enter code NNPBNS  to receive 15% off of your first purchase!  

Another nice feature:  their lemon infusion prevents that awful fish-repeat taste that can come up with some brands!