Twinlab Emulsified Norwegian Cod Liver Oil Orange -- 12 fl oz
No fishy taste. Keeps my skin soft and I have taken this product for 25 years.
February 9, 2013
The taste of this product is good, which makes it an easy supplement to take. It was recommended to me by a friend, and I am very pleased with it.
February 3, 2013
There is soy lecithin in this product which I didn't read before buying. I would not buy it again for that reason. I'm looking for a more "pure" product and am disappointed that a name brand has so many "others" in it.
January 27, 2013
I have been taking this daily and I really feel the difference in my health. I am going to order more now for other family members to try. It doesn't taste bad at ALL, and my body just loves it!
November 10, 2012
Most palatable cod liver oil
Twinlab offers the best value in cod liver oil. It is generally priced lower than other brands and the quality is high. Their flavored versions are particularly good for kids and adults who respond with hesitation to the thought of taking cod liver oil by the spoonful. If you read labels, you will find that the nutritional benefits of cod liver oil are generally higher than for fish oils generally, and the cost/benefit of taking cod liver oil by the spoon rather than by capsules is considerable.
Cod liver oil is a great supplement both for the essential Omega-3 fatty acids -- EPA and DHA -- and the Vit A and D it provides. Most people would benefit from more of the EFA's and those who don't drink milk and spend lots of time indoors may benefit from additional Vit D.
Twinlab comes with two forms of cod liver oil -- standard and emulsified -- in a number of flavors. For those wanting a good value in cod liver oil, I think this is it. It is much more cost-effective than capsules and comparatively cheaper than other liquid cod liver oil. The catch for some is the flavor. I don't find it unpleasant, but some do. Generally, I think the emulsified forms are more palatable and the cost per bottle is roughly the same. But you have to take 3X as much of the emulsified cod liver oil (a tablespoon vs a teaspoon for comparable EPA, DHA, Vit D, etc. I think the tradeoff is that the emulsified forms are more pleasant to take compared with the flavored oils but you only have to take 1/3 as much of the flavored oil for similar nutrients. There may be some advantage with the emulsified oils for those who have a hard time digesting and assimilating cod liver oil, but I think the biggest advantage with the emulsified oils is that you and your kids are more likely to take them. I recommend reading the labels and perhaps pulling out your calculator to figure the cost of comparable nutritional doses.
I also suggest sampling a few different varieties to find one you like. My experience is that the highest marks for taste experience go to the Twinlab Emulsified Orange, but other flavors including the flavored oil (not-emulsified) are not bad and should offer the best bang for the buck IF you like them. If not, finding one you like more is likely to be a more important consideration.
Though I think Twinlab, in its emulsified and non-emulsified versions, offers the best values in cod liver oil, I think it is such a valuable nutritional supplement that it is worth the search to find a variety that you and your family like. Read labels, compare prices, and compare taste experiences to find one that works well for you.
September 27, 2012