I signed up with Tomson.com a couple of months ago. Tomson links businesses who want to get word of mouth out about their products to bloggers and target audiences. Last month I accepted an offer to receive a free 180 count bottle of Omega-3 Supreme 1400 mg Fish Oil Concentrate in exchange for a review. Since I take fish oil anyway as part of my health program, it seemed like a good opportunity.
I should note before I begin that I had not visited a doctor before or after taking the Omega-3 Supreme 1400 mg Fish Oil Concentrate for the past month, so I have no medical test results to compare the before or after results, only my own anecdotal experience.
The bottle arrived quickly, was well-packaged and well-labeled. Directions were clear. One misunderstanding on my part was cleared up right away; I assumed the 1400 mgs were contained in one capsule, which would make my bottle of 180 last 6 months but the 1400 mg dose is if you take the 700 mg capsules twice each day, knocking the duration down to 3 months.
The manufacturer promised “No Fish Burps” on the label and thankfully I found that claim to be true. There’s nothing more distasteful, especially if you are not a fan of the taste of fish, than to burp and taste fish.
Also promised is that the fish oil “…is sustainably sourced from Wild Alaskan Pollock under MSC regulations.” which makes me happy. However the sentence above is immediately followed by a disclaimer that “This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.” So, not sure if I should be happy or not.
The label also states that the capsules do not contain, “GMOs, gluten, egg, additives, fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, soy, milk, peanuts, shellfish, Stearates, Sulfates, Dioxides, or Laurates.” My take from that is that the capsules are pure fish oil, though of course the capsule container is most likely some kind of gelatin product. But for the most part I’m left with the feeling that these are pretty much just fish oil.
I took 2 capsules a day following breakfast and dinner. I never experienced any kind of discomfort, but I never experienced any with fish oil capsules off the shelf of my local grocery or drug store either.
Without medical test results, I can’t address the claim of “Healthy Heart, Brain and Joint Support” followed again by that disclaimer that “This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.” with any kind of documentation. I can, however offer my anecdotal experience which leads to…
Before I began taking the Omega-3 Supreme 1400 mg Fish Oil Concentrate I was experiencing joint pain in both my wrists and my left elbow. I don’t know what caused the joint pain, other than possibly advancing age, but I do know that after a month those joint pains remain. That caused me to feel a disappointment with the product as I was, based on that statement on the label, looking forward to some joint pain relief since I cannot take anti-inflammatory medicine.
The only other problem was that the shape of the softgel capsules made swallowing them difficult for me. There was not a single time during the 30 days I was taking them twice a day that I did not have trouble swallowing the capsules, which are more rounded than oval or capsule shaped. It was not a big deal, but a small discomfort each time I swallowed one.