The following review is for a product called Healthy Choice Naturals Omega Naturals Fish Oil. This supplement is claimed by the manufacturer to to be effective in lowering the risk of heart disease, lowering lower blood pressure, and reducing the blood levels of homocysteine. The maker’s of this product claim that it has a particularly high concentration of fish oils and optimal levels of EPA and DHA.
- Fish Oil (1000 mg)
- EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) – 400 mg
- DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) – 300 mg
- vitamin E
- purified water
This formula’s eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acid concentrations of 400 mg and 300 mg is below the recommended optimal levels of 800 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid and 600 mg of docosahexaenoic acid.
The recommended dosage is one to two softgels with meals. It does not specify the best time of day to take the supplement nor how to decide whether to take one or two pills per day, or two per meal at one sitting.
Possible side effects
The company website does not list any specific potential side effects but the product label states that if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication or have a medical condition, consult your healthcare practitioner before using this supplement.
The supplement is available for purchase on the company website and costs $18.90 for a 120 capsule/four month supply which is good value for money. Shipping costs an additional $5.90 within the US. There is an option to get a first time customer rebate of $10. There is no bulk buyer discount on the manufacturer’s website. There was a special offer on the company website when we checked that offered free shipping and 10% off when spending over $65.
There is a 90 day unconditional guarantee offered by the manufacturer. Refunds for opened or used product cannot exceed 90 days’ supply. Return shipping is the responsibility of the consumer.
Conclusion of Healthy Choice Naturals Omega Naturals Fish Oil Review
The things that we liked about this supplement include that you get a 120 capsule bottle representing a four month supply for a competitive price of $18.90. There is also a $10 new customer rebate which we also liked. The product comes with an unconditional 90 day return policy that allows you to return the product for any reason. You can also return opened bottles of capsules as long as there is less than a 90 days’ supply remaining. Negative comments that we have include the following. The product is not enteric coated which can cause side effects of nausea, reflux, or a fishy after-taste. The dosage instructions were not so clear and did not specify the best time of day to take the supplement nor how to decide whether to take one or two pills per day or if taking two pills whether to take both at one sitting or spread out over the day. This product only contains 300 mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and 400 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). These level are below the optimal levels of 600 mg of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and 800 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). There were no special discounts offered by the manufacturer for bulk orders. Shipping costs $5.90 which adds a premium to the otherwise reasonably fair price. We suggest that you look for an Omega-3 supplement that provides the highest dose of docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic acids as possible, and one that is competitively priced and ideally with free shipping.