In this Nature Made Fish Oil review, we’ll immerse ourselves into all of the 14 Nature Made Fish Oil supplements to see what they’re really about and what they can provide for you.
Thus, in essence, we will examine everything starting from claims and ending with dissection of ingredients found within the supplements. But do not be frightened, my friend, I will keep it as concise as humanly possible while also providing all the key insights.
All to make as accurate of an assessment about all 14 of the Nature Made Fish Oil supplements as possible.
The goal here is to create a review so thorough that there would not be a need for you to ever look at another supplement review for these specific supplements. Therefore, if there is a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.
Nature Made Fish Oil Review – Overview
When talking about Nature Made Fish Oil supplements it’s hard to pretend or deduce that talk to a single supplement. This is because Nature Made offers a complete number of 14 different fish oil-related supplements, all of which are different than the previous one [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, first, we have the Group Standard. Within this category, we have three supplements – the Nature Made Fish Oil 1000 mg, the Fish Oil 1200 mg, and the Fish Oil One Per Day.
All of these are purely about providing oil in a type of a casual way without any sort of tweaks or black sorcery. In essence, a standard type of straightforward fish oil supplement.
The second group of the bunch is Group Improved. This group basically is the same as Group Standard apart from some rather minor additions that the supplements possess in a way kind of augmenting them a little bit. In this group there are two supplements – the Nature Made Fish Oil 1200 mg Plus Vitamin D 1000 IU and the Fish Oil 1200 mg Lemon Essence.
Group three – I call it the Group Burp-less – is about fish oil supplements that are specifically designed for you to never have ‘fishy’ burps or ‘fishy’ aftertaste or feel in the mouth after taking the supplement. There are three supplements in this one – the Nature Made Fish Oil 1000 mg Burp-Less, the Fish Oil 1200 mg Burp-Less, and the Fish Oil One Per Day Burp-Less.
Then we have the most capable fish oil supplements, the next level stuff in the Group Ultra.
These are the very high-end supplements, thus, potentially being the most effective and beneficial in what they offer through fish oil.
There are two supplements here – the Nature Made Ultra Omega-3 Supplement from Fish Oil 1400 mg, and the Omega-3 with Xtra Absorb.
Fifth we have a group that is all about extremely small sized softgels – the Group Mini. Thus, this group enables you to either swallow them with ease without any food or water or in case of troubles swallowing large pills, make it ridiculously easy to do. This group has two supplements within it – the Nature Made Full Strength Mini Omega-3 Liquid Softgel and the Fish Oil Pearls.
And the sixth and last group is a sweet one – Group Gummies. This one is all about delivering Fish Oil in a tasty way be it for adults or children. Within this group there are again two supplements – the Nature Made Fish Oil Adult Gummies and Kids First Fish Oil.
But above all, yes, each of these supplements has its own description page. And on each of those, there is a lot to discover.
Typically the description pages are divided into a kind of five sections. What you see immediately when visiting the page is kind of an overview of any of the supplement providing some key insights.
Then when you scroll down a bit there are four sections. One is for product details, one for dosage & interactions, the third for FAQs, and the last one for Quality.
Additionally, from the pictures on those pages, you can also explore the supplement facts.
In this regard, while supplement facts and key insights they provide tend to slightly differ, those other four sections mostly do not.
To not make this section too long and to summarize all of them, here are a few core ideas they display.
First of all, of course, there are those claims of everything that the use of fish oil will be providing to you, the benefits a regular consumption will make happen. While they only focus on heart health, Omega-3 will provide much more than that.
Second, they guarantee that the supplement meets high-quality standards and are made from carefully selected ingredients under strict manufacturing processes.
Third, they declare that leading heart health experts recommend consuming 250-500 mg of EPA/DHA daily to help support a healthy heart.
Of course, there’s also the individual claims of certain supplements.
For example, the Nature Made Fish Oil 1200 mg Plus Vitamin D 1000 IU is said to additionally support bone, teeth, muscle, and immune health. Whereas stuff like Nature Made Omega-3 with Xtra Absorb is said to be 4 times better absorbed than standard fish oil supplements.
Above all, they are considered the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand in the category of Fish Oil supplements.
I bet all of this might sound pretty cool to you. It does to me.
But supplements are way more than just what meets the eye. Or to be more precise, what marketing people feed us and try to sell to us.
So, let’s explore that.
Supposedly High Fish Oil Purity – Not By IFOS Or NSF
While other supplements can too contain contaminants and therefore, must be purified before making the product, it is especially the case with fish oil supplements.
Reason being the pollution that has been set wild on to our seas and oceans. Not only is it unpleasant and harms the environment, but also that pollution accumulates in the fatty tissues of the fish.
Therefore, it really goes without saying that any fish oil before put into supplements must be purified. Otherwise, the potential adverse effects from such poorly purified or unpurified fish oil can pose health risks far worse than the benefits those Omega-3s can ever provide.
In this regard, the Nature Made Fish Oil supplements all are said to subscribe to the highest quality standards.
But is that really true?
I mean, the thing about Nature Made Fish Oil supplements is that they are constantly and almost aggressively putting forth that idea that they are all about quality and stuff.
And while the fact that they are the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand might contribute somewhat to the quality that they display, it’s not definite.
In fact, they have not been approved by the IFOS or NSF. Both of these organizations do independent testing for fish oil purity and potency and are the most trustworthy and qualified organizations to do it [R, R, R].
There is some hope, however.
Five of the Nature Made Fish Oil supplements – Fish Oil 1000 mg, Fish Oil 1200 mg, Fish Oil One Per Day, Fish Oil 1200 mg Plus Vitamin D 1000 IU, and Fish Oil Adult Gummies – have been approved by USP [R].
This is another high standard organization that does all kinds of independent supplement testing for purity and quality. And that includes also everything that regards fish oil quality [R].
But it does, however, beg