Food & Nutrition

Athlete’s Guide to Omega-3 Supplements — Foody Flavours

Klean Athlete Omega

Is it NSF certified or Informed-sport? Yes, it is NSF Certified for Sport.

Omega-3 Content. This product contains 1250 mg marine triglyceride concentrate which provides 500 mg EPA and 250 mg DHA. 

Source and Bioavailability. 1250 mg marine triglyceride concentrate from anchovies and sardines. Concentrates typically provide a higher level of EPA/DHA than crude fish oil. 

Cost. $35.40 for 60 softgels which comes to $0.59 per serving.

Would we recommend this product? Yes, we would recommend this product for our athletes. 

 

Momentous Omega-3

Is it NSF Certified for Sport or Informed-Sport? Yes, it is NSF Certified for Sport.

Omega-3 content. This product provides 750 mg of both EPA and DHA.

Source and bioavailability. Fish oil (Alaska Pollock) in primarily triglyceride form.  

Cost. $38.00 for 30 servings coming to $1.26 per serving.

Would we recommend this product? Yes, this product is NSF Certified for Sport and provides an adequate amount of EPA/DHA, however, it is the priciest option of all mentioned.

 

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega-D3 Sport

Is it NSF Certified for Sport or Informed-Sport? Yes, it is NSF Certified for Sport.

Omega-3 content. This product contains 1480 mg total of omega-3 with 850 mg of EPA, and 425 mg of DHA.

Source and bioavailability. Fish oil (anchovies and sardines) in triglyceride form.

Cost. $32.95 for 30 servings for $1.09 per serving.

Would we recommend this product? Yes, we would recommend this product for our athletes. It also provides the daily recommended intake for vitamin D. 

Nordic Naturals Ultimate 2x

Is it NSF Certified for Sport or Informed-Sport? Yes, it is NSF Certified for Sport.

Omega-3 content. This product contains 1125 mg of EPA and 875 mg of DHA.

Source and bioavailability. Fish oil (anchovies and sardines) in triglyceride form.

Cost. $52.95 for 30 servings for $1.76 per serving.

Would we recommend this product? Yes, we would recommend this product for our athletes. This product provides the largest amount of EPA/DHA of all products included in this review, but is also the most expensive product reviewed.

 

Thorne Super EPA

Is it NSF Certified for Sport or Informed-Sport? Yes, it is NSF Certified for Sport

Omega-3 content. This product provides 425 mg of EPA and 270 mg of DHA.

Source and bioavailability. From fish oil, but does not specify form. 

Cost. $37 for 90 servings for $0.41 per serving. *Note there are two options and only one is NSF Certified for Sport. 

Would we recommend this product? Yes, this would be a good option for athletes who are looking to complement the omega-3 products already present in their diet based on third party testing. However, we’d like more information on source and form. 

Vital Choice Omega-3 Therapy

Is it NSF Certified for Sport or Informed-Sport? Yes.

Omega-3 content. This product contains 1680 of Wild Alaskan Pollock Oil that provides 670 mg EPA, and 340 mg DHA.

Source and bioavailability. Triglyceride-based wild Alaskan pollock oil.

Cost. $69.00 for 90 servings which comes to $0.76 per serving.

Would we recommend this product? Yes, this would be a good product for athletes who are looking to complement the omega-3 products already present in their diet. 

Nordic Naturals Algae Omega

Is it NSF Certified for Sport or Informed-Sport? No.

Omega-3 content. 715 mg total omega-3’s with 195mg EPA, and 390mg DHA

Source and bioavailability. Triglyceride-based algae oil.

Cost. $29.95 for 30 servings which comes to $0.99 per serving.

Would we recommend this product? We would not recommend this product for drug-tested athletes. However, this would be a great option for vegans/vegetarians and who do not require the third party certification.

Sunwarrior Omega-3 Vegan DHA & EPA

Is it NSF Certified for Sport or Informed-Sport? No.

Omega-3 content. This product contains 627 total omega-3’s with 113 mg EPA and 500 mg DHA.

Source and bioavailability. Algae Oil containing phospholipids. 

Cost. $34.95 for 30 servings which comes to $1.17 per serving.

Would we recommend this product? We would not recommend this product for drug-tested athletes. However, this would be a great option for vegans/vegetarians and who do not require the third party certification.

Garden of Life Vegan DHA

Is it NSF Certified for Sport or Informed-Sport? No.

Omega-3 content. This product contains 400 mg of DHA. 

Source and bioavailability. This product is sourced from algae oil and does not specify the form but algae oils typically are triglyceride-based.

Cost. Regularly $27.99 for 30 servings which comes to $0.93 per serving. 

Would we recommend this product? We would not recommend this product for drug-tested athletes. However, this would be a good option for vegans/vegetarians and who do not require the third party certification. Note that this product does not contain any EPA, so may be a better option for individuals who also consume plant-based omega-3’s like chia seeds, flax seeds, and walnuts.

Source of Article:
Click Here for More of these Posts

You may also like...