Top 15 Salmon Oil Capsules

The Best Salmon Oil Capsules are Pure, Wild Salmon Oil

How these salmon oil capsules were ranked

No other fish added – 1 point
Salmon has the highest concentration of omega 3 of any fish out there. But it’s also expensive. Thus, some companies added lesser quality fish to their salmon oil capsules in order to save money. This dilutes the omega 3 concentrations and thus isn’t ideal. Products that only contain oil from salmon receive 1 point. All others receive 0.

No Artificial Preservatives or Additives – 0.5 points
This goes without saying, but what’s the point of taking a health supplement if it contains unnatural ingredients? Some lesser-quality capsules contain artificial ingredients and other unnecessary additives.

Contains Astaxanthin – 0.5 points
Astaxanthin is a highly powerful antioxidant. In fact, some consider it to be the most powerful antioxidant available. Wild salmon typically contain this healthy ingredient, but to be sure the salmon capsule contains it, we checked to see if the manufacturer listed it on their label. If it did, the product received 1/2 point.

Wild Caught – 1 point
Wild salmon is better salmon. It eats its natural food, it get lots of exercise and it is free to swim where it may. Farm raised salmon doesn’t get the exercise and is fed food pellets that are only designed to make it grow fast. Farm raised salmon contain lower levels of omega 3′s, astaxanthin, and Vitamin D. Thus, wild caught is the source you want.

Alaskan Sockeye Salmon – 1 point
Salmon can come from many different locations. The Alaskan Sockeye salmon live in the remote north, where the waters are clear and clean. Plus, Alaskan fish help the American economy and reduce the energy costs of having to ship from Europe, where many salmon supplements originate.

Tested Free of Hazardous Levels of Heavy Metals – 1 point
Surprisingly, some salmon oil capsules don’t mention if their product has been tested free of hazardous levels of contaminants. Look for one that is tested so you know you are getting a high quality, pure supplement.