Nature Made Omega-3 Review – Looking For Something Toxic?

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In this Nature Made Omega 3 review, we’ll immerse ourselves into all of the 16 Nature Made Omega-3 Fatty Acids supplements to explore what they’re really about and do they constitute viable choices when it comes to supplementation.

Thus, the article will focus on everything from claims made by the manufacturer to the ingredients found and used within the supplements. If it’s something that you ought to know, we will cover it.

Claims & Assertions Made For These

Okay, so I have to confess, the title of the article is somewhat of a click-bait. This is because this review will mainly cover only the two supplements that do not fully fall under the category of Nature Made Fish Oil supplements. For the review of all 14 of the fish oil ones, read this article.

Nature Made Omega-3 ReviewSo, that out of the way, let’s get into the two remaining Omega-3 supplements of Nature Made – the Krill Oil and the Tripple Omega.

Despite the fact that these are two quite different supplements, the essence of their description pages does not vary too greatly. And the main objective of both supplements is named to be improved heart health.

The description pages as of themselves offer insights on supplement facts, product details, dosage and interactions, FAQs, and quality.

They both subscribe to similar kind of quality stating that the supplements are guaranteed to meet Nature’s Made high-quality standards – meaning the supplements are made from carefully selected ingredients under strict manufacturing processes.

But other than the quality assertions, in essence, not much is there that they claim.

The Nature Made Krill Oil is said to be small and easy to swallow, without any fishy aftertaste, with superior Omega-3 (EPA/DHA) absorption while also adding Astaxanthin and Phospholipids.

Whereas the Nature Made Tripple Omega is all about providing three different sources of Omega in a balanced formula derived from Fish, Flaxseed, Safflower & Olive oils.

Both supplements are said to contain no added color, preservatives, yeast or starch, all while being Gluten-free.

So, overall, sounds great. But is that what is truly going on?

Both Supplements Are All About Omega-3s

As obvious as it sounds Nature Made Omega-3 supplements are actually about Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Both through Fish Oil supplements in a separate article and through the two discussed in this article. At least primarily (to some there are a few added substances as well).

Those Nature Made Fish Oil supplements in the other article were about Omega-3s from fish oil. Nature Made Krill Oil is, as the name suggests, for the Omega-3s from the krill oil. Whereas, Nature Made Triple Omega is a supplement of Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 Fatty Acids.

Nature Made Krill Oil – Insights Into Supplement Facts

The Nature Made Krill Oil is a supplement that offers 600 mg of Krill Oil per every two softgels, which is defined as the recommended daily amount.

Nature Made Krill Oil Review – Supplement FactsOf this 600 mg, Omega-3s are a total number of 114 mg, of which 60 mg are EPA and 32 mg are DHA. Thus and however, while Omega-3 of Krill Oil is considered the more effective version of Fish Oil’s Omega-3, I seriously doubt that the supplement can provide as solid of benefits as a proper fish oil supplement can.

For that, it’s far too off the optimal daily Omega-3 consumption amounts [R, R].

This supplement has two additional beneficial substances – 240 mg of Phospholipids and 120 mcg of Astaxanthin.

Phospholipids are a substance found in abundant amounts in brain cell membranes. Thus, an abundance of those will help fight age-related cognitive decline and various illnesses. And just overall they are extremely beneficial for the health of your brain. But there are other benefits to those as well [R, R, R, R, R, R].

Whereas Astaxanthin is THE Carotenoid displaying the most powerful antioxidant properties of all Carotenoids. It fights off cancer, promotes healthy skin and brain health, improves heart health, displays anti-inflammatory properties, and has a ton of other significant benefits [R, R, R, R, R].

So, the Nature Made Krill Oil is definitely not only about the Omega-3 benefits. Which is great.

Nature Made Triple Omega – Insights Into Supplement Facts

Comparing the two, the Nature Made Omega Triple is of a much simpler supplement offering only Omega Fatty Acids-related benefits. Not just one type, however. As the name suggests – three types of Omega Fatty Acids.

Nature Made Triple Omega Review – Supplement FactsThere’s the Omega-3s from fish oil and flaxseed oil. There’s the Omega-6s from safflower oil. And of course, there’s also the Omega-9s from the olive oil. All of this for a more Omega-oriented benefit.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids are the most abundant in the supplement coming in at 434 mg per softgel or a total amount of about 1300 mg daily. And this is rightfully so as these are the most important and the hardest to obtain from food [R].

There is, however, a drawback to this. The EPA and DHA amounts are not specified, thus, they are largely a mystery. Which isn’t really a good thing as these numbers are one of the key factors that account for the most benefit [R].

Considering the Omega-6s, they are rather abundant in our everyday diets, so they aren’t really a must to supplement. The supplement though offers considerable amounts of it – 276 mg per softgel, about 830 mg per day.

Whereas as for Omega-9s, they’re also something that is not a must for supplementation. As for the amounts in the Nature Made Triple Omega – 170 mg per softgel, 510 mg per day totally.

Finally, there’s also some natural form of vitamin E to the blend. However, the amounts of it are so miserable that the fact is barely worth mentioning [R, R, R, R].

Overall, it’s solid. But again, as I mentioned already, the Omega-6 and Omega-9 are not really a must for supplementation. You can supplement them if you choose to or not if you don’t. The Omega-3s are, however, essentially irreplaceable.

Purity – Triple Omega Not Great & Krill Oil’s Misleading

As the ingredients of both supplements are derived from seafood, it is extremely important that they are properly purified.

This is due to the fact that both fish and shellfish (what krill oil gets derived from) get massively affected by the pollution present in our seas and oceans.

And thus, if they are not properly purified they can pose health concerns greater than the potential benefit they can ever provide.

The best two organizations for this are the IFOS and the NSF. Both of them do independent testing for fish oil and sometimes krill oil purity and potency and are the most trustworthy and qualified organizations to do it [R, R, R].

While neither of the two Nature Made Omega-3 supplements have been approved by any of these two organizations, there is another high standard organization you can trust in testing. It’s known as the USP [R].

Nature Made Krill Oil Is Not USP Approved As The Manufacturer Claims

While the Nature Made Triple Omega hasn’t been approved also by the USP, the Krill Oil supplement supposedly has been.

At least so they state on that description page of the supplement.

But when you actually look into it further and check the official USP approved list, it turns out that the Nature Made Krill Oil hasn’t really been USP approved.

It might have been so in the past but the present indicates it’s not the case anymore. I bet we can all agree on why.

Probably because it does not satisfy the requirement necessary to be USP approved. Or are there any other reasonable explanation to this?

Obviously, I might be wrong but I seriously doubt that. Thus, it is pretty sure to say that the Nature Made Krill Oil is of insufficient quality (lower quality) than what is necessary to get USP approval.

So, ultimately, in the case of both of these supplements all we have is the manufacturer’s statements that they are of the highest quality. But when it comes to third-party testing it really does not seem to hold true.

Additives Rather Scarce In Amount But Worth Noting

Additives are the other ingredients that get added to the supplement for the forming of a capsule, tablet, or in this case softgel. Thus, additives are not always bad. In fact, they are truly necessary.

On that same note, due to various reasons not every approved additive for consumption is harmless to your health. In truth, they can harm you quite a bit as it is with anything you consume.

Thus, it’s always important to check if the additives within any supplement you plan on using is harmless in nature.

Both the Nature Made Krill Oil and Nature Made Triple Omega has been built on the same foundation of 4 additives.

These are Gelatin, Glycerin, Water, and Tocopherols. All of these are harmless and okay for long term consumption, however, these are not the only ones in any of the two supplements.

The Nature Made Krill Oil additionally uses Ethyl Vanillin. It is a substance that essentially is imitation vanilla that is used widely in foods and beverages. Some listed side effects to this substance are constipation, weakness, tiredness, blindness, bipolar disorder among other [R, R, R, R, R].

Of course, as with any side effect, it will not happen for every single person. But if something of this does come up once you’re using the supplement you’ll know what’s up.

Soybean Oil Is Something That Is Best To Avoid In Your Diet And Supplements

As for the Nature Made Triple Omega, also for this one, there is only one additional additive present – Soybean Oil (if you’ll look at the label you’ll see listed Fish Oil Concentrate, Flaxseed Oil, Safflower Oil, and Olive Oil, d-Alpha-Tocopherol (vitamin E), all of which are active ingredients).

Many times before have I already reviewed similar supplements where the core conclusion about the Soybean Oil was that it is of GMO material. And this instance is no different [R, R, R, R].

Thus, the GMO Soybean Oil is the perfect substance if you want to cause inflammation and make happen chronic diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, and everything alike [R, R, R, R].

Additionally, it can also be responsible for such adverse effects on the body as infertility, mineral deficiencies, blocking protein digestion, and loads of other unpleasant side effects as well [R, R, R, R].

At the end of the day, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to get that, it’s a substance you want to rather avoid.

Final Thoughts On Nature Made Omega-3 Supplements

While Nature Made Krill Oil and Triple Omega may seem solid options superficially, diving in deeper and explore all the details paints a completely different picture.

The purity of both of these supplements, while being extremely important is of questionable quality. The additives also pose some concerns, though some may see them as minor.

Ultimately, I do feel that these supplements are only additions worthy. Meaning regardless of those flaws, they still wouldn’t contemplate solid Omega-3 standalone supplements.

Thus, if you’re looking for such you definitely need to look into the 14 Fish Oil supplements of Nature Made. Among those, there are a few solid options. Or rather dive right into the very best fish oils out there.

Other than that, I hope this Nature Made Omega-3 review of the two remaining Omega-3 supplements of Nature Made helped you find the information you were looking for.

22 thoughts on “Nature Made Omega-3 Review – Looking For Something Toxic?”

  1. This is a very brave and well-researched post on Omega 3 oils. You have certainly given an honest review and not tried to hide any negatives regarding the products.  I learned a couple of things that concerned me. One was the use of ethyl Vanilla which you stated  is a substance that essentially is imitation vanilla which is used widely in foods and beverages. Some of the side effects of this product are constipation, weakness, tiredness, blindness, bipolar disorder among others. That was concerning to me and I will look more closely at the labels in the future. Another one you mentioned was the GMO soybean oil which has been listed as contributing to chronic diseases, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, and more.  Wow we have to be so aware of what we take into our bodies and not be easily swayed by the convincing hype of the manufacturers.

    Thank you for this very enlightening article.

    • The words are too kind, Judy!
      Yet I really, really appreciate them.

      I’m genuinely happy you found it to be an enlightening article. That totally made my day!

      Cheers, Carpe minutam,

  2. Nice write-up Matiss, You must have taken your time to have gathered all this vital information, you have really done an amazing job by educating us on Nature made omega.

    There is a particular question that has been bothering me concerning this topic, I will be glad if you can get an answer to my question.

    When ever I take this tablet, I do feel drowsy and weak but my siblings don’t use to feel that way, now what is the cause? Does the work varies in individuals or my body is not just working fine with it.

    • I appreciate the kind words, Labulo. They mean the world to me.
      I’m glad you found the article insightful.

      As for the question, the causes can be many. But generally speaking, your body, in particular, might be reacting to some of the ingredients in the tablet differently than it does in the body of your sibling’s or of another human being. This is essentially how allergies work. But that is not necessarily an allergy.
      You see, we all are the same, yet we are very different. For example, one human being can be healthy while being vegan, the other simply can’t. It might be because of the particular nutrition needs or microbiome’s composition or a plethora of other things.

      This is also why one glove will never fit all hands when it comes to nutrition and especially when it comes to diet. While there are guidelines for the general needs and that what will work for most people, we all are different and the right tweaks and additions, or even reductions can go a long way.

      So, never be afraid to experiment and to ultimately stick with what you find feels the best for you. :)

      Cheers, and have a Wonderful Day!

  3. Thank you for this in-depth review of these supplements. There are just so many on the market now it gets more and more difficult to make sound choices and thanks to reviews, it helps us to see all this in a clearer light.

    I always try to choose supplements that are natural, but in most cases, it is a matter of trust that you are buying something that is transparent and something that actually benefits you. I know it is important to take your Omega’s, especially if you don’t eat fish each day, but it’s a question of finding the right one.

    • Hey, Michel!

      I’m happy you found the article insightful. Totally made my day!
      And thank you for sharing your view on this, I appreciate that as well.

      Cheers, Carpe minutam,

  4. Thanks for this interesting review, in all honesty, this was exactly what I was looking for. I feel I am adding something healthy despite the additives (though I will read that fish oil article as well to get the full picture), plus I read an article that said if you combine Zinc Picolinate, with D3, that it could prevent acne. I am trying to find a natural way to prevent it, so I figured it was worth a try. Nice reading about this from your website, Good job! 

    • Hey, Seun!

      I’m glad you found the article interesting and that it appealed to you.
      And thank you for the kind words. :)

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,

  5. “Omega-3 supplements of Nature Made – the Krill Oil and the Triple Omega” review is a great review. For anyone being in a hurry, here’s a quick summary of the article. Nature Made Krill Oil has additional benefit due to its composition and that a plus for it. This supplement has two additional beneficial substances – 240 mg of Phospholipids and 120 mcg of Astaxanthin. Astaxanthin fights off cancer, promotes healthy skin and brain health, improves heart health, displays anti-inflammatory properties and has a ton of other significant benefits. Phospholipids are extremely beneficial for the health of your brain. However, purity is a concern as the source may be contaminated by water pollution! I have always know Omega as an essential supplement since childhood! Then it was in the form of “OMEGA H3” or something like that.

    I will love to read more articles like this on the website. :)

    • Hey, Jay!

      Thank you for sharing this! I appreciate it.
      And you have my utmost gratitude for the kind words!

      Cheers, and have a Wonderful Day!

  6. One basic thing I love about this nature made omega 3, is its organic nature. For me, I buy a product ones its proven organic in nature. Omega-3 fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Omega-3 fatty acids are essential nutrients that are important in preventing and managing heart disease. Findings show omega-3 fatty acids may help to Lower blood pressure, Reduce triglycerides, Slow the development of plaque in the arteries, Reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm, Reduce the likelihood of heart attack and stroke, Lessen the chance of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease. This article on this nature made omega 3 supplements, has given me a part way to know more about this wonderful supplement. Thank you.

    • Hey, Chidiking!

      Thank you for sharing your view on this. I sincerely appreciate it!
      And I’m glad you enjoyed the article.

      Cheers, Carpe minutam,

  7. Hello, Matiss Dzelve, and thank you for sharing this insightful article on Nature Made Triple Omega and Nature Made Krill Oil. There is so much to learn from your post and you have really done a wonderful review for these supplements because your review and all the information that it contains about them is exactly what I have been looking for. And I love how educational it was.

    Will keep checking out your website for more information.

    • Hey, Boluwagg!

      I’m absolutely delighted you enjoyed the article and it proved to be extremely insightful.
      I really appreciate all the good words. Means a lot to me. :)

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  8. The very essence of the review resides in the fact that it is a review of Nature Made Omega 3, which enlightens us about all of the 16 Nature Made Omega-3 Fatty Acids supplements, talks about the prospects, what they’re really about and do they make up viable options regarding supplementation.

    These supplements are very important although the purity quality is in doubt. The additives as well requires some concerns, despite that several individuals may consider them insignificant. 

    In the end, I too consider these supplements are only additions deserving. Which implies that irrespective of those flaws, they invariably should not be considered as solid Omega-3 standalone supplements.

    • Hey, Marshall!

      It seems that you’ve found the article insightful. I’m glad. :)
      And thank you for sharing your view on this! I sincerely appreciate it!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,

  9. Hi.

    Matiss Dzelve, I just wanted to share this. I feel I have a very educated and smart physician whose opinion I particularly trust. Not like book smart but like really smart. He, also as a pharmacist has never suggested a Nature Made supplement to me. He might be just one of not many but regardless I trust his opinion. So, I believe people shouldn’t just choose these supplements because of the fact that they are the #1 Pharmacist Recommended brand.

    That kind of information I feel is usually overhyped and misleading. That is also why I don’t really ever rely on that. Neither should other people.

    • Hey, Sammy!

      Thank you for sharing this. :)
      And I appreciate you sharing your opinion on the matter as well. Thank you.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,

  10. The two Nature Made Omega-3 supplements seemed like some good supplements initially as I’ve recently learned that Omega-3 Fatty Acids are good for the brain and for helping maintain a retentive memory. However, after reading your post, I don’t feel so motivated to purchase these, moreover because I’ll still have to use it with other supplements for best effect. I will look into those fish oil supplements.

    Thanks for sharing,


    • Hey, Louis!

      I’m happy the article proved to be insightful.
      Above all, I’m glad they helped you make a more informed decision.

      Cheers, and have a Wonderful Day, Louis!

  11. This is a wonderful and carefully written review. I actually read it over and over again, in order to get every single detail out of it. It’s only possible to have a good result when all factors are put into consideration. In that sense, Nature Made does have some good Omega 3 supplements (I checked out the Fish Oil review as well) yet none of these two really fit my scene. Again, commends to you for your thoughtfulness. Thanks for sharing.

    • Hey, Ola!

      I’m truly delighted you enjoyed the article.
      And I sincerely appreciate kind words, they mean the world to me!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,


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