Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega D3 {Review}

My palate has never been fish-friendly. Never. Well, with the exception of canned, salty tuna-goodness.

However, with the desire to improve my overall health in mind, I know that it's important to include omega fatty acids in my diet. Essential fatty acids have been found to  The easiest, non-fish-eating way to this is through omega supplements, of course. But then you face a whole slew of questions about brands, quality, potency, and the dreaded "fish burps."

Thankfully, there's Nordic Naturals.

"Since 1995, Nordic Naturals has been setting standards for omega excellence while delivering third-party test results that reveal leading purity and freshness."

I had the pleasure of reviewing Nordic Natural's Ultimate Omega D3, which contains a double-strength dose of  the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. A serving size of two soft gels has 1280mg of omega-3's along with a full dose of 1000 I.U. of vitamin D3 for bone health, wow! 

The soft gels, while large, are super easy to swallow thanks to a natural lemon-flavored coating. At first glance, my thoughts were along the lines of "...why do they need a flavored coating? You shouldn't be savoring them in your mouth for any length of time..." So to all the people who have said they can't taste the lemon flavor at all, you're doing it right. I decided to take a chance and let one linger on my tongue for a minute or so before swallowing today, and it was actually quite good. Who knew!

As for the "fish burps," I've had absolutely none. It's been great! Several other brands I've tried in the past, even when taken with food as advised, have caused small gas bubbles that taste fishy or just plain nasty. Even a few of the special coated fish oils that "guarantee" against the unpleasant experience have proven faulty. Nordic Naturals left me with NO burps whatsoever.

This has by far been the most pleasant fish oil experience I've had yet. I recommend Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega D3 to anyone looking to increase their omega intake, so long as they don't have any problems with large soft gels. If one does struggle with swallowing larger soft gels, Nordic Naturals also offers a variety of smaller sized (and even delicious gummy) omega options.

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega D3 gets 4/5 Starfishes!

Right now, Nordic Naturals is hosting a HUGE giveaway titled "What's Essential." The company would like to know what's essential to YOU, and may reward you with a trip to Santa Cruz, California!

One winner will receive a trip for two to Santa Cruz, California with
all the trimmings.

  Round-trip airfare for two to California
  Hotel accommodations (4 days, 3 nights)
  Car rental or equivalent transportation reimbursement
  One $500 VISA debit card = Spending Money!!
  2 tickets to Monterey Bay Aquarium
  2 tickets to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  One-year supply of Nordic Naturals award winning omega-3 oils

Each of the six Second Prize winners will receive one Canon® Vixia HF M400
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omega-3 oils.

Each of the twelve Third Prize winners will receive a one-year supply
of Nordic Naturals award winning omega-3 oils.

I don't know about you guys, but I'd be thrilled to win third place, let alone the grand prize! To enter visit, fill out your information, and submit your 200-1500 word What's Essential story and a photo/drawing that represents it. Good luck!

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