Monday, February 26, 2007

Green Fertility's Recommended Fish Oils

Thanks for all the queries about fish oil. I'm going to check out that Vitality line, but for now, my #1 fish oil is Carlson's lemon flavored cod liver oil:

* No fishy burps
* Easy to use
* Nitrogen-flushed bottle for freshness
* They use Norwegian cod, up there where it's less polluted
* The oil is separated from the liver tissues without the use of chemicals
* Glass, not plastic bottle

CONTAMINANT PROFILE: regularly tested using AOAC international protocols for potency and purity by an independent, FDA registered laboratory and found to be free of detectable levels of mercury, cadmium, lead, PCB's and 28 other contaminants.

The taste is really not so bad--you can use it on salad if you want. Very different from the stuff our parents used to get us to take off the dropper (p.s. it used to be PRESCRIBED by pediatricians, interesting! I guess they stopped 'cause they didn't get free pens or something) .


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the recommendation! Glad to hear it's lemon flavored and thank goodness, no fishy burps! That's especially important because I was always terrified by my Dad's fishy burps and thus swore off fish oil for years. I'm going to check Whole Foods this week and/or local health food shop and see if they have it. Otherwise I'll try to order it.


Susan G said...

Compare with Nordic Naturals (and several other brands): Molecular distillation yields the highest purity results in fish oils; Pharmaceutical grade and 3rd party tested for purity; processed in an oxygen-free environment so that the oil does not oxygenate (go rancid). Carlson's is a good oil but there is far higher quality on the market for similar prices. Also, Nordic Naturals oils are being used in studies on autism, apraxia, ADHD and more. Plenty of information on their website,, also Eskimo-3 ( you compare these qualtiy points and the outstanding research being done, you'll see why my hf store doesn't sell Carlson's. And they're as burp-proof as any fish oil can be. (For the ultimate anti-burp, choose enteric coated, such as Renew Life)

GreenFertility said...

Thanks, Susan. I should look into them again (they have pretty bottles, too). There was some issue about it d-alpha tocopherols having soy in them a while back, but I'll try again.

Appreciate the expertise!


Susan G said...

Ah, the Vitamin E! It is usually added to EFA's because adding them can diminish your E, I understand.
No April posts? Are you OK?

GreenFertility said...

I am around--thanks for checking! Please see the newest posts on CODEX.

p.s. on your rec. we bought Nordic Naturals EFAs, man it's $$$$

kevin said...

My son really likes the orange flavored Carlsons Fish Oils. He can concentrate better at school. I think his diet was low on omega 3 fatty acids. Good high quality fish oils really make a difference.