I know Carlson's is a well known brand but I only compared the prices of the fish oils reviewed by the IFOS. It does not appear that Carlson's submitted to the testing. If you go to the IFOS website it will list the 5 star rated brands and the scientific approach to testing them. IFOS seems to be the only independant organization that reviews Fish Oil. I got Life Extension through their website www.lef.org for $24 a bottle (120 softgels). Each serving (2 soft gels) has 2000 mg of Omega-3. Just looking it up now, Carlson's has 1200 mg in 2 softgels. Vitamin Shoppe has 120 soft gels fo Carlson's for $18.80.
Carlson has 72,000 mg of Omega 3 per 120 container
Life Extension has 120,000 mg of Omega 3 per 120 container
Therefore you get 1/3 more Omega 3 in the Life Extension Brand for 22% more in price. Life Extension is the better deal (by my math
) and it comes with the IFOS seal (more important to me). I would use any of the brands on the IFOS list but I found this brand to be the best bang for the buck (and I like how informative their products are). I am a fanatic about
what I put in my mouth and what I spend my money on (Ok..I am frugal). I hope this helped and was not to boring.
Diagnosed with Proctitis in 8/08 with additional inflammation by the appendix (whatever that means, sounds like it is more than proctitis)
SCD since 9/08