Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Carlson Labs Fish Oil - Lemon Flavor

I had always taken fish oil pills before, but have recently switched over to the actual oil.  I remember trying out some fish oil at Whole Foods years ago, but thought it was weird tasting, and a lot more expensive than the capsules version.  But recently I decided to revisit it, and I found that you actually get a lot more omega 3s per serving so the oil version turns out to be cheaper.  But not all brands are created equal, of course.  You really have to read the label to see how much it contains.

I always imagined taking oil a little gross, but when I found that they come in lemon flavor, I decided to try it out!  I got the Carlson Labs Very Finest Fish Oil, from iherb.com which is a great site I've been using for a while now that ships same day.  And if you live in So Cal, you get your order the very next day - Major Plus!

I've been taking this product pretty much everyday for almost 3 months now.  I formed a habit of taking a spoonful after dinner, even if I have fish for dinner I still take a little.  It tastes A LOT better than I imagined!  The lemon flavor really disguises the fishiness.  Though it still took me a while to get used to taking spoonfuls of oil.  But I treat it like taking a shot, just hold my breath and swallow all at once lol.  I keep it refrigerated so the coldness helps cover the fishy taste as well.  They say you can use it as a salad dressing, but I have not tried that.  I would imagine you would end up wasting a lot, unless you lick your plate clean...???

This fish oil contains lots of omega 3s DHA & EPA.  Apparently "normal" fish oil consists of 30% DHA & EPA, but "premium", or "phatmaceutical grade" fish oils contain more than 65%, which this Carlson Labs one does.  Here is the nutrition info:

Anyway, so if you are thinking of trying a new fish oil product, this one is pretty good!  It has about 600 reviews on iherb.com and the average is almost 5 stars.  The size I got is $34 for 16.8 fl oz.  I think I still got enough to last another few weeks, maybe a month.  So it's really not very expensive at all!


  1. I used to take fish oil when I was pregnant because I read that it was good for fetus brain development. What else is fish oil good for? Heart health?

    1. I think it's pretty much good for everything lol. Anti-inflammatory, good for metabolism, heart, all that stuff.

  2. Gosh! You're so disciplined--I'm horrible at taking supplements every day. Fish oil is AMAZING though! This one sounds a lot like a brand I used to take all the time:


    It comes in lemon too. And strawberry/lime, which is kinda interesting. But WAY more fun than unflavored :)

    1. I'm actually pretty bad at taking pills. But when you get into a habit of taking it right after dinner everyday, it's really not hard! I keep it in the kitchen so when I go do my dishes, it reminds me of my fish oil. Haha!

  3. I take Barlean's fish oil - lemon flavour & it is delicious, it is creamier in texture, not an oil. I take it after supper & it is like having dessert. They also have pina colada, peach mango and a orange cream flavour.

    1. Wow that sounds awesome! I never knew fish oil came in so many different flavors! Peach mango sounds amazing and intriguing. I am definitely going to take a look at this and maybe try it out after I'm done with mine! Thanks for the info!

  4. i buy fish oil from Stronger Faster Healthier.
    It's more expensive, but the quality is amazing.
    I've been taking it for several months, and my nails are stronger, hair is shiny.
    I do heavy weight lifting and soreness heals faster.
    They have many flavors, but my friends and I all agree lemon is the best.
    below blog is for your reference. :)



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