Carlson Labs Elite Omega-3 Gems Fish Oil 1250mg Product Review

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Carlson Labs Elite Omega-3 Gems Fish Oil Product Description

The Carlson Elite Omega 3 Gems are a quality alternative to the expensive Nordic Naturals fish oil.  The downside to the Carlson fish oil is that it is in ethyl ester form and there is some controversy over the effectiveness of ethyl ester versus triglyceride form (Nordic Naturals).


  • Reputable company
  • They’ll tell you where the fish came from
  • Cheaper than Nordic Naturals
  • Exceeds international fish oil standards


  • Ethyl Ester Form?
  • Less EPA / DHA per day than Nordic Naturals

That being said, Carlson Labs is one of the most reputable fish oil companies on the market.  They meet international and FDA standards for purity and provide a high quality fish oil supplement.  They’ll even tell you where the fish came from that your fish oil supplement is made from.

I am still torn on the whole Ethyl Ester versus triglyceride form argument.  The science behind those is beyond me and I’m sure you get what you pay for.  The Carlson Elite Omega 3 Gems are quite a bit cheaper than the Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega.

One thing to note about the Carlson Labs fish oil, is that you get less EPA and DHA per pill than you do with the Nordic Naturals.  That being said, you could easily increase your dosage.  Another thing to mention about the dosage is that nordic naturals recommends 2 pills per day while the carlson only has you taking one per day, so your bottle will last significantly longer.

Who Should Purchase the Carlson Labs Elite Omega 3 Gems Fish Oil?  

I recommend the Nordic Natural fish oil to everyone and I recommend the Carlson Labs Elite Omega 3 Gems to anyone who does not mind the ethyl ester form.  The Carlson Labs fish oil supplement is cheaper and more convenient than the Nordic Naturals, as you only take it once per day.  The 180 pill containers of each are about the same price, but Carlsons will last twice as long.

To me the Carlson Labs Elite Omega 3 Gems and the Nordic Naturals are a toss up.  The nordic naturals fish oil is more pure, but since I already eat enough things that are not pure (protein bars, etc.), I don’t mind and prefer to save a few bucks on Carlson fish oil.

Another reason I recommend fish oil supplements, is that I don’t believe people eat enough fish in their diet toget all of their omega 3’s.  Similar to the reasons I recommend protein supplements, it is much easier to take the supplement then get all the protein from your diet; it is much easier to get your omega 3’s from fish oil than from fresh fish.

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