Nutriex Omega-3 Fish Oil – 120 Softgels


Concentrated Fish Oil Supplement (120 softgels)
Nutriex Omega-3/Fish Oil provides the essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA for optimal health and wellness. Omega-3/Fish Oil supports memory, heart, joints, skin, and eyes. Contaminant free and highly concentrated (2 capsules contain 700 mg EPA, 500 mg DHA) with no fishy taste.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 softgels

2 Softgels Contain % Daily Value
Calories 20
Total Fat 1.5 g 2%†
Fish Oil Concentrate
1.75 g **
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
700 mg **
DHA (Docasahexaenoic Acid)
500 mg **
† Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
** Daily Value not established.
Not a significant source of cholesterol or sugars.
Other ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, lemon oil, purified water, and mixed natural tocopherols (vitamin E). CONTAINS FISH.

Health Benefits

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered “essential” because they are needed throughout the human life cycle, cannot be produced in the human body, and therefore must be provided through the diet. While many other fats are harmful, Omega-3s benefit the body and are especially good for the heart. Nutriex Omega 3/Fish Oil is a source of two fatty acids EPA and DHA. Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Omega-3s are a natural blood thinner and is good for the heart because it increases blood circulation and may prevent blood clotting in the heart and brain. It may clean out arterial plaque reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke. Archives of Internal Medicine, 2005 stated “Treatment with Omega-3s reduces the risk of cardiac mortality in intervention trials better and safer than statin drugs”. Omega-3s are also beneficial to the structural system and to the skin and can help reduce inflammation.

The Omega-3 and Omega-6 Balance

A healthy diet should include a balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Unfortunately, many Western diets include too many fried, fatty foods that contain unhealthy levels of Omega-6 fatty acids. In addition, many diets do not include the frequent consumption of fish leading to an unhealthy fatty acid ratio grossly in favor of Omega-6 as high as 30:1 by estimates.


Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about Nutriex products. If you have a question and don’t see the answer here, please feel free to Contact Us.

Does Nutriex Omega-3 Fish Oil contain soy?

Nutriex Omega-3 Fish Oil does not contain soy.

Does Nutriex Omega-3/Fish Oil contain algae-derived omega-3s?

No. Though the algae-derived omega-3s are good, they have not yet achieved the same level of benefits of fish oil. Fish oil contains high levels of the omega-3s EPA and DHA (700 mg EPA and 500 mg DHA in 2 softgels of Nutriex Omega-3/Fish Oil); most sources of algae-based omega-3s contain only 100 to 200 mg of DHA and no EPA. There is no definitive “best” ratio of EPA to DHA, but research has shown that they each provide their own benefits. As such, you’re better off with substantial levels of both. Until more research is done, we will continue using fish oil as our omega-3 source and put algae oil on our “watch” list to re-review annually.

How does Nutriex verify that its Fish Oil is safe?

Nutriex Omega-3/Fish Oil comes from sardines, anchovies, and mackerel in the cold coastal waters of South America. Small fish are better because they’re less likely to accumulate heavy metals (like mercury and lead) or other toxins (like PCBs). Our fish oil undergoes a molecular distillation process that removes heavy metals (lead, mercury, etc.) and man-made pollutants (PCBs, pesticides, etc.) that may be present. It meets or exceeds global industry standards as well as complies with even the most strict voluntary industry manufacturing standards established by the CRN (Council for Responsible Nutrition). It is safe for all populations, including pregnant women and children. Nutriex Omega-3/Fish Oil is very concentrated (you get more omega-3’s per softgel than almost any other brand). Because of prompt processing and multiple steps taken to minimize exposure to oxygen, we are able to provide fish oil without a fishy taste.

How long does a bottle of Omega-3/Fish Oil last?

We recommend that you take two Omega-3/Fish Oil softgels a day. A small bottle (60 ct, $18.50) will last 30 days; a 120-ct bottle ($33.50) will last 60 days.

Where does the fish oil come from, and how does it compare to krill oil?

Our fish oil comes from the sardines, anchovies, and mackerel in the cold coastal waters of South America. Krill oil comes from small, shrimp-like marine animals, and possesses a very shrimp-like smell and taste (but, in our experience, not a shrimpy aftertaste or burp). In comparison to krill oil, our Omega-3/Fish Oil is much more concentrated (350 mg EPA and 250 mg DHA vs. 160 mg EPA and 90 mg DHA in the same amount of krill oil) and much less costly ($18.50 for 60 softgels vs $29.95 for 60 half-sized softgels). For the same amount of EPA (and not nearly as much DHA), krill oil would cost about $131 compared to our $18.50 price

Some companies tout krill oil because of the antioxidant astaxanthin contained in it. Though astaxanthin occurs naturally in krill and other fish, astaxanthin is commonly added to increase the levels to as much as 2.5 mg (a high level of astaxanthin, but a very low level of overall antioxidants). Instead of paying a premium for a krill oil product, we recommend supplementing our Omega-3/Fish Oil with our Sport, Health, or Basic products to obtain far higher levels of both omega-3s and antioxidants

Krill oil contains phospholipids, an important component of all cell membranes (walls). Phospholipids are manufactured in abundance by the body, and despite some web site claims, are not necessary to supplement. Web sites also claim that the phospholipids make krill oil more easily absorbed, but there is no supporting research to document that. A recent study (Schuchardt et al. Lipids in Health and Disease 2011, 10:145) does demonstrate increased blood levels of the omega-3 EPA (but not DHA or total omega-3s) from krill oil; however, the reason for which this takes place is undetermined. If we take these study results and apply them to our product, highly concentrated Nutriex Omega-3/Fish Oil still provides higher blood levels of EPA than the same amount of krill oil!

Is there a fishy smell?

We’ve had some reports from customers that their Nutriex Omega-3/Fish Oil is a bit fishy smelling.

To confirm that the fish oil is indeed fresh/safe, we had some tested. The peroxide value (which measures current levels of oxidation of the fish oil) results came in at 0.0 mEq/kg. This means that there is not any detectable oxidation present in the oil.

We further investigated the source of the smell and have learned that the scent is attributed to the gelatin that is used to make the softgel shell. Variations in the gelatin smell are natural and not uncommon.

If you’re still in doubt, go ahead and chew one of the softgels. You’ll find that it has a pleasant lemon taste (not at all fishy), even if it does feel oily (it is fish OIL after all).

We are in the process of determining if there are any ways to prevent this smelliness from occurring in the future. We are looking at many different options, ranging from pre-sreening and possibly rejecting the gelatin to placing odor-absorbing materials in our bottle lids.

You can always be assured that the quality of our products is first and foremost in our minds and in our manufacturing practices.