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Schiff
Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil
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Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil
 
4.5

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

MegaRed is the best Omega-3 Oil that I have found.

There have been many articles in the news about Omega-3 fish oil vitamins the past few months.  It is said that Omega-3 reduces the risk of heart disease.  I have...Read complete review

There have been many articles in the news about Omega-3 fish oil vitamins the past few months.  It is said that Omega-3 reduces the risk of heart disease.  I have tried several different brands of Omega-3 fish oil.  All of the other products I have tried are very large capsules.  I have a problem swallowing large pills or capsules.  I had several episodes of chocking on the capsules.  So I did some investigation and found the MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil.

The MegaRed's are small softgel capsules.  MegaRed contains oil from pure Antarctic krill, tiny crustaceans that live in the waters off of Antarctic.  It contains a combination of omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids, and antioxidants that support heart and joint health.  Each MegaRed softgel is 300 mg.  According to the label all you need to take is one small softgel capsule per day.  This is comparable to 3 fish oil capsules.  The softgel capsules have no fishy odor or after taste.  This product is one of my better finds.  I recommend that product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what you think it is! Please do your research!

Please do not use this product thinking that it is that great for you! It is missing key components for a good krill oil! It needs to have the following:
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Please do not use this product thinking that it is that great for you! It is missing key components for a good krill oil! It needs to have the following:

Omega-3s – 25 percent (250mg per 1,000mg of krill oil; five eighths EPA and three eighths DHA)

Phospholipids – 40 percent (400mg per 1,000mg of krill oil)

Astaxanthin – 1.5mg per 1,000mg of krill oil

I have not found where the MegaRed has any astaxanthin whatsoever!

The numbers are not even balance for the omegas and the Phospholipids! Please do not waste your money on this product!

I have only found Viva Labs to contain all the key ingredients in order for it to be beneficial. I am not affiliated with Viva Labs in any fashion. I just am a big fan of their product as I have seen the difference!

I was speaking with my Aunt and she told me she was taking Mega Red and when I told her what I had learned in researching the krill oils, she was quite upset as she felt like I did-scammed!

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5.0

A Taste unlike no other

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from USA

Comments about Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil:

I like that you only need 1 pill a day, more healthier than fish oil, the flavor of the pill is out-standing! I usually hate the texture/flavor of pills, this one taste almost like chocolate! Im loving it and will buy more! I Used to have heartburn and when I burped, the horrible smell of fish would come up. Fully recommended..

 
5.0

MegaRed is Mega Good!

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from Greenwell Springs, LA

Comments about Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil:

I added Schriff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil to my daily routine because my triglycerides were just a bit over the normal range. My doctor wanted to write a prescription for me. I asked if I could try to get my cholesterol down by changing my diet and eating healthier. He granted my request.

I have been taking Schriff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil for several months now and I feel a lot better now. I have tried taking fish oil in the past to lower cholesterol, but I didn't like the after-taste of the fish oil or the fishy scent of it.

I have made Schriff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil a regular part of my supplement routine now. Why? It is a superior product to taking fish oil.

Schriff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil works to reduce cholesterol, but is also good for overall heart health. I also have high blood pressure. So I am doing my body a lot of good by using this supplement.

Another reason I like it is because it also contains Astaxanthin. This is a supplement I was taking alone because I have a suppressed auto-immune system due to several health factors. Schriff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil contains Astaxanthin in it also. I can now take two of my regular supplements in one softgel.

Speaking of softgels, this one is a small to medium softgel that is easy to swallow. If you have trouble swallowing large "horse" pills, this one will not give you any trouble.

I am impressed with this product and will be keeping it in my regular routine. I highly recommend it!

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  • I received a sample

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent product

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from Michigan

Comments about Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil:

I love Schiff MegaRed Omega 3 Krill Oil! I can physically feel the difference when I use this product. On the box, it says that it helps with PMS symptoms. I truly do feel that. It is amazing what Krill Oil can do. I have been taking these Omega 3 supplements for a couple of months now. It is amazing what Krill Oil can do. Not only has it improved my PMS symptoms, I feel like my overall health has improved. My mood is generally better. My skin even looks more radiant than before. This product is significantly better than the normal fish oil omega 3 supplement. You don't have to taste fish. You do get the occasional fish burp but it is minimal. It doesn't bother me because it is so slight. I have had fish oil supplements that were much much worse that way. I feel secure knowing I am doing something good for my body when I take this omega 3 supplement. I love that it all fits in one little red capsule.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Schiff Mega Red Omega-3 Krill Oil tastes better

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from Anchorage, AK

Comments about Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil:

I think that Mega Red krill oil has helped me. We have purchased many bottles of Schiff Mega Red Omega-3 Krill Oil from Costco. They usually have a good price there when they go on sale. Krill oil is nice to take instead of regular fish oil because it has a better taste and smell. It comes in smaller capsules too which makes it easier to swallow then larger fish oil capsules. I like being able to just take one instead of taking two and I think that it's recommended to take it with plenty of water. It seems like it's best to take it with cold liquids so that it doesn't dissolve too quickly. I haven't had any trouble with krill oil causing heart burn so I think that it can be easily tolerated. I usually keep fish oil in my refrigerator so that it stays fresher, but I also like having it on the counter so that I don't forget to take it. I believe that when taking it regularly it can help reduce inflammation in the body. I have also had some success with it helping my joints.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No fishy taste.

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from USA

Comments about Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil:

I love this product. I have been taking fish oil supplements for years and have suffered the awful side effect of upset stomach and the horrible fishy burps that follow all day long. This product is small and easy to swallow, unlike most fish oil products which are enormous horse size pills. There is absolutely no fishy taste or fishy burps. It advertises that it is burpless and it is true. I have also found that when I increased the amount of Mega Red I take it has lowered my cholesterol. I asked my doctor and she indicated that doubling the dose was fine and it would indeed lower my cholesterol. My numbers have gone from 180 to 120 without changing my diet, which was already a low cholesterol, low salt diet. I have inherited high cholesterol or a side effect of cancer treatments and this has lowered it and I do not have to take a statin medication. I would strongly suggest this product to anyone trying to add more fish oil to their diet.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Mega Red saved my eyes!

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from USA

Comments about Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil:

After being diagnosed with pinkeye EIGHT times in one year, my doctor referred me to an ophthalmologist. I had a thorough exam and was told the reason for my constant bloodshot, itchy eyes was not due to pinkeye, but due to having eyelids that do not fully close when I blink; which in turn keeps my eyeballs from getting natural lubrication. My ophthalmologist shared that the one product that helps with eye lubrication is Mega Red. I left her office and went immediately to purchase it over-the-counter at a local pharmacy. Within 24 hours of taking just one pill, the redness reduced and the itchiness completely stopped. I literally cried with happiness and relief. For the past year now, I have taken Mega Red 2 - 3 times a week and have experienced clear, healthy eyes. I don't know how many others there are out there suffering from chronic red, dry eyes, but if you are, I highly encourage you to try this product. My only complaint is they are rather expensive; however worth every penny to me.

(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not like regular fish oil capsules

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from Rural Retreat, VA

Comments about Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil:

I have been taking regular fish oil capsules for a few years because my doctor recommended them for my cholesterol. I received a sample of these krill oil capsules when I signed up on their facebook page. They are suppose to be better for you than the fish oil capsules. They sent me a seven day sample to try. On the first day I noticed these are smaller than my regular fish oil capsules but that they have an odor that is way more strong that the fish oil capsules. They also have a fishy taste when you swallow them. On the second day I notice that sometimes when I burped it smelled faintly like fish. By the seventh day, I had a fishy smell to my breath all of the time and it was really fishy when I burped. I also had heartburn really bad and a fishy taste in my mouth all of the time. It made everything I ate have a fishy taste. Needless to say I went back to my fish oil capsules when my sample ran out.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Krill Oil - Wonderful Source of Omega 3's Without the Fishiness

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from Edmeston, NY

Comments about Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil:

Small, easy-to-swallow pills contain 300 mg. of Krill oil with 90 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids plus astaxanthin which is good for your eyes, your heart and your joints (although Dr. Mercola says you need to take 10 mg of astaxanthin a day and this only has 17 mcg.) Schiff's MegaRed's comes from the pure waters of the Antarctic and is a sustainable resource. Omega 3's are so important for your overall health and krill is supposedly not polluted as are or can be Omega 3's from fish oil. I like the fact that it has been tested for purity and that the package says that the MegaRed's increase your Omega 3 index in just 30 day, by a significant amount. To me that says it works.

I like this product because it is easy to swallow and not smelly. I can also get this at a good price at my local BJ's wholesale club, so that makes it easily accessible as well as budget-friendly. Krill is also supposed to be good for your skin. This is one of those supplements that I am careful to take on a daily basis.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better option than fish oil

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from Lincoln, NE

Comments about Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil:

I have a family history of heart disease and fortunately do not have any heart problems myself. I decided to be proactive, however, and start taking fish oil pills. That was a horrible experience because I hated the smell and the 2 brands I tried were very large and hard for me to swallow. I heard about these Schiff Krill oil pills from a relative so decided to give them a try. They're kind of expensive in my opinion, but when I find sales or have coupons I'll buy them. They are surprisingly small pills, so that is a huge plus for me. I have trouble swallowing pills anyway, so any help in making pills smaller is great! I also noticed there is no fish oil smell or after taste. I don't notice any side effects at all, and can't really consciously FEEL any benefits, but I know that it is good for me, so I will continue to take these Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil pills as long as I can.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Omega 3

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from Wedowee, AL

Comments about Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil:

I was using a regular fish oil supplement, but it can cause reflux and bad breath. Also, when you perspire, a most awful odor can occur, which is almost impossible to remove in the laundry. We didn't know what was causing the odor initially until we heard a Dr. on television mention that this can occur.
We switched to Schiff MegaRed Krill Oil, which solved those problems. A Dr. on television also mentioned that the Krill Oil is pure and the benefits are greater from Schiff MegaRed Krill Oil than from regular fish oil, but he didn't mention the brand, just Krill Oil.
It costs more than the drugstore brand, but sometimes it is on sale and occassionally I will find a coupon. If I use sale and coupon together, that's a benefit in it's own.
Now we feel that we are staving off the side effects of old age and hope to remain healthier in our senior years. Hoping that our brains will function better, our veins and arteries stay clearer and our hearts keep working well for as long as we live.
I have seen a store brand in the drugstore, but I do not feel as confident using it as with Krill Oil brand.

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