I first learned of the health benefits of fish oil from a former co-worker of mine. She was very knowledgeable and kept up to date on vitamins, health foods and the like. She was our officeâ€™s go-to person when it came to wondering if certain supplements, vitamins, etc. were truly necessary and what their respective benefits were. She once told us all about fish oil, but I admit I let the info go in one ear and out the other. As someone who hates seafood of all sorts, the name â€˜fish oilâ€™ instantly had a negative connotation in my mind. I assumed that fish oil pills would taste, well, fishy. I was turned off by the name and didnâ€™t give much further thought about it until Gather announced they were looking for reviewers. I thought this would be a good way to try fish oil without having to waste my own money, in the event that I didnâ€™t like them.
Gather sent me a large 100 count bottle of Nature Made Fish Oil, 1200 mg. I have used Nature Made items in the past, but not regularly. I typically just take 1 multivitamin per day and that in a generic brand. Other than that I havenâ€™t ever regularly taken any dietary supplements.
The directions state to take 1-2 softgels two times daily with a meal. I chose to take just one softgel twice each day. The softgels are fairly large in size, but their softness makes them extremely easy to swallow. The one minor complaint I have is in the smell. Itâ€™s not so noticeable in an individual pill, but each time I open the bottle I get a whiff that smells somewhat like my aquarium. It wouldnâ€™t be enough to prevent me from taking these in the future, but it was worth mentioning. It probably only annoys me because I dislike fish and seafood so much.
There are no noticeable effects, neither good nor bad, from taking this supplement, but itâ€˜s it is stated on the bottle and on the Nature Made website that â€œConsumption of Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.â€ So only with time will the effects be seen.
Another positive aspect to the Nature Made Fish Oil, is the bottle itself. It has a nifty flip-top lid instead of a hard to handle twist-off or child-proof one. This makes it easy to open and dispense the softgel from the bottle.
As a non-fish eater, I do believe I shall continue to take Nature Made Fish Oil in the future. Itâ€™s an easy way to get the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids into my diet without having to eat something that I canâ€™t stomach.
Easy to swallow, easy to dispense and no fishiness. All told the Nature Made Fish Oil is a high quality product and one Iâ€™d recommend.