Meghan Lyons, M.S.
With so many fish oil products on the market, figuring out the differences between all the formulations can seem a bit mystifying. Nature Made offers several different fish oil formulas that may have you asking, “Which product is right for me?”
Read on to learn about the benefits of fish oil, the quality of our fish oil, dosage information and the differences in our formulas. You can also read frequently asked questions (FAQs) about our fish oil products.
Why is fish oil beneficial for my health?
Fish oil is a great addition to the diet because of its naturally-occurring omega-3 fatty acids. The two primary omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA and DHA have an FDA-approved qualified health claim stating “supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.” These nutrients are primarily found in fatty fish, such as salmon, halibut, and sardines. EPA and DHA help support a healthy heart and help support cell membrane flexibility.†
Why should I take Nature Made Fish Oil?
Nature Made fish oil products undergo state-of-the-art purification processes to remove PCBs, dioxins and furans, and mercury to ensure purity levels below .09 ppm, 2ppt WHO TEQs and 0.1 ppm respectively. Our fish oil only comes from wild caught ocean fish, and never from farm raised fish.
Many of our fish oil products are verified by the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP), an independent, third-party organization that verifies supplements for quality, purity and potency. In addition to complying with all applicable government regulations, USP verified dietary supplements must pass a stringent set of tests to ensure product purity and quality. Look for the USP Verified Mark on supplement labels. In addition to USP, Nature Made is the #1 Pharmacist Recommended Brand of Omega-3/Fish Oil supplements.* You can learn more about our #1 Pharmacist Recommended vitamins and supplements here.
How much fish oil should I take?
The leading heart health experts recommend consuming two servings of fatty fish per week for healthy adults.1 This recommended amount equates to approximately 500 mg of EPA + DHA per day.‡ For your specific needs, you should discuss starting a fish oil supplement with your healthcare professional. Nature Made Fish Oil supplements make it easy to meet the recommended dose in as little as one softgel per day depending on which formula you choose. Nature Made Fish Oil is a great supplement option for healthy adults looking to help support a healthy heart.†
What is the difference between Nature Made Fish Oil supplements?
Nature Made offers several types of fish oil supplements that are differentiated by dosage, enteric coating, size, number of softgels per serving and additional nutrients to meet your specific needs. Some of the Nature Made Fish Oil portfolio offerings include:
- Nature Made 1000 mg Fish Oil: It provides 300 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (250 mg EPA and DHA) per softgel.
- Nature Made 1200 mg Fish Oil: It provides 360 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (300 mg EPA and DHA) per softgel.
- Nature Made 1200 mg One Per Day Fish Oil: It provides 720 mg of omega-3s (660 mg EPA and DHA††) in just one convenient softgel.
- Nature Made 1200 mg Fish Oil Plus Vitamin D3 1000 IU: It is a combination of two important nutrients: omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D3. Each softgel provides 360 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (300 mg EPA and DHA) and 1000 IU of vitamin D3.
- Nature Made Full Strength Mini Omega-3: It provides 540 mg of omega-3s (including 500 mg EPA and DHA††) in just one small softgel.
- Nature Made Ultra Omega-3 Fish Oil: This is our highest strength fish oil product, providing 1400 mg of omega-3s (1000 mg EPA and DHA††) in just one softgel.
We certainly hope you find this information useful, and please make sure to discuss your dietary supplement regimen and nutritional needs with your primary health care professional. Doing so helps ensure that you receive both personalized and effective advice to help you reach your personal health goals.
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- *Based on US News & World Report - Pharmacy Times Survey of pharmacist recommending in this category.
- ‡“Recommended amount” equates to a calculation based on approximately 3,500 mg of omega-3 fatty acids EPA/DHA found in two servings of fatty fish per week.
- †† As ethyl esters.
1. Kris-Etherton PM, Harris WS, Appel LJ. Fish Consumption, fish oil, omega-3 fatty acids and cardiovascular disease. Circulation 2002;106:2747-57.