Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil 2150mg – 125ml (£19.99)
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid that our bodies need for good healthy skin, heart, eyes, joints and studies have shown an increase in DHA can also influence brain function and concentration levels. All fish oils are NOT created equal. Try not to be influenced by offers such as ‘buy one get one half price’ on our high streets. If you are looking to supplement your diet, then you MUST equip yourself with at least a little knowledge of the subject and of course, ALWAYS read the ingredients label so you know exactly what you’re buying and consuming.
If you want to increase your intake of Omega-3, by far the best way to achieve that, is to eat more 100% natural, freshly caught, unprocessed fish. But, if like me, you’re not a lover of sea food, this can be tricky. So, it’s good to know that we can also obtain Omega-3 from other sources, including nuts and seeds.
Up until now, when it comes to Omega-3 fish oil supplements, there has only been ONE product that I have tried, tested, researched and recommend as being Del Brown Approved! That is the MorEPA 1100mg platinum capsule. That review and recommendation still stands. However, I’d now like to bring you an alternative to capsules, with my review of this, Wiley’s Finest Wild Alaskan Fish Oil liquid, 2150mg.
When looking at the label on fish oils, you should focus your attention on the EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and the DHA (Docosahxanoic Acid). The mg is milligram. The higher the EPA and DHA, the more benefit. You should also note what ‘other’ ingredients have been unneccisarily added to help pad out the product.
One teaspoon full of this liquid (5ml) will provide you with 1300mg of EPA and 850mg of DHA, hence the 2150mg total. That is higher quantities than the MorEPA Platinum capsules. This 125ml bottle provides 25, 1 x teaspoon servings (5mg), so 25 days worth. There are just THREE ingredients in this product. They are concentrated wild Alaskan Pollock (fish) oil, natural source Lemon flavour and certified non-GM (genetically modified) natural source vitamin E. The product does NOT contain any sugar, gluten, starch, yeast, wheat, dairy, artificial flavours, artificial colours, nuts, shellfish, soy or corn.
On the subject of the actual fish oil itself, the manufacture state: Alaska Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) is a short-lived species of wild, coldwater fish. Pollock is a member of the cod family Gadidae. Our Alaska Pollock oil is sourced entirely from the Eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska populations solely found within U.S. waters. Alaska Pollock is considered to be the most well-managed, large-scale fishery in the world.
So how to take it. As with all supplements, they perform best when taken regularly, preferably around the same time every day and always with food. Your body is at that point breaking down and consuming food, so this is the optimum window to take your supplement. I decided breakfast was the best time for me to take this. So, kept in the fridge for freshness (once opened), sat next to the milk, every day for 25 days, I took one teaspoon of this liquid, half way through eating my breakfast. The liquid is of course an oil, but I can honestly say does not even hint at having a fishy aroma or taste. The dominant fragrance and taste is lemon juice. Even an hour after taking it, there was no after taste, aroma or hint that I had consumed a fish oil.
I had previously ignored liquid fish oils, favouring capsules, convinced they would smell of fish and taste disgusting. But this product is very different and quite unique.
As for the health benefits and effects of taking it, everyone is different. Needless to say, if you’re in any doubt, consult your doctor before taking any supplements. But if you’re in the market for a fish oil, I’d highly recommend this one.
Ingredients: Concentrated Wild Alaska Pollock (Fish) Oil Triglycerides, Natural Lemon Flavor, certified non-GMO Mixed Tocopherols (Natural Vitamin E)