This Spring Valley Omega-3 Fish Oil Review is in truth a fusion of two various review articles – the Spring Valley Omega-3 Review and Spring Valley Fish Oil Review.
I chose this approach because when it comes to Spring Valley supplements it seems that the notion of Fish Oil and Omega-3 is used interchangeably. Meaning, while some supplements include in their name words ‘Fish Oil’ and others make the use of ‘Omega-3’, all of these supplements (apart from very few) are about the very same core ingredients.
Here we will dissect claims, active ingredients, additives, as well as we’ll cover a bunch of other key insights when it comes to choosing a proper Fish Oil/Omega-3 supplement.
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.
Spring Valley Omega-3 Fish Oil Review – Overview
When talking about Spring Valley Omega-3 Fish Oil supplements it’s incredibly hard to pinpoint all of the supplement variations that they offer.
This is mainly because there is no such one umbrella page that you can use to access all of the Fish Oil And Omega-3 supplement description pages. And even when you do manage to find a page that should be the one, it’s still not that.
Thus, all kinds of supplement variations have ended up scattered across the Walmart’s page (yes, to make things worse Spring Valley being Walmart’s brand does not have its own separate website).
All in all, a total mess.
At the end of the day, I manage to track all of what I believe are the possible variations of these supplements.
There is a complete number of 13 of them and they can be all be categorized into several different groups.
First, there’s the Omega-3 group, all of which while essentially are fish oil supplements, yet are referred to as Omega-3 supplements. In this group, there are 3 different supplements – 520 mg Omega-3, 1040 mg Omega-3, and 2080 mg Omega-3.
Then we have the Fish Oil group. These are supplements that get referred to as straight up Fish Oil. Here we have 2 Fish Oil 1000 mg (the simple one and the lemon flavored one), 2 Fish Oil 1200 mg (simple one and with added vitamin D), and Spring Valley Triple Strength Fish Oil (1400 mg).
The third group is of all else besides supplements that are completely sourced from Fish Oil. Here we have 2 Krill Oil supplements (350 mg, 1000 mg), 2 Flaxseed supplements (1000 mg, 1200 mg), and a supplement mixed of Fish, Flax, and Borage Oils.
Given the mess that it is to find and track down all Omega-3/Fish Oil supplements of Spring Valley, I wouldn’t be surprised if there were others that I have failed to mention and thus, to look at throughout the article. (In of this bunch there is a supplement you’re interested in but I failed to find it, let me know in the comments.)
As for the claims found on all of the respective description pages, there is a lot. But here’s a summary for all of that (for more insights see the respective description pages).
The supplements are said to be of high-quality ingredients. On top of that, they are also claimed to be approved by GOED (Global Organization for EPA and DHA) and IFOS (International Fish Oil Standards Program), as well as a couple of other less known standards.
Thus, they are said to be absolutely amazing when it comes to purity, potency, and freshness.
They are said to be great for general wellness and heart health, as well as brain function. On top of that, they do encourage Fish Oil and Omega-3 supplements quite a bit as about 95% of Americans do not consume enough Omega-3.
All of the supplements typically include various ‘free of’ claims such as No Gluten, No Yeast, No Milk, No Lactose, No Sugar, No Artificial Color, No Artificial Flavor, and some others.
While all of this sounds great (and there is more greatness present on those description pages), are any of these supplements actually worth a damn?
Spring Valley Enjoys High-Quality Ingredients – Big Fat Lie
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.
For fish oil supplements this is the case because of all the pollution that is present in both our seas and our oceans. And without proper purification, a solid dose of that pollution finds its way into our bodies.
Is this harmful?
Truth be told, despite all the positive effects of Omega-3s to our health and well-being, it’s absolutely not worth to consume contaminated fish oil as it’s damaging effects potentially reach far beyond any positives.
Thus, it really goes without saying that for Fish Oil it’s a must to go through solid purification.
On that same note, can Spring Valley Fish Oil Omega-3 supplements be regarded as such?
Supposedly, yes. Because as the manufacturer informs on the description pages of many of the products, they are GOED and IFOS approved.