Schiff® MegaRed® Omega-3 Krill Oil is small, red, powerful and supports cardiovascular health. MegaRed® provides phospholipid omega-3s for fast absorption.*
May Reduce Coronary Heart Disease Risk.^
Compare to Fish Oil
Just one small softgel per day
No fishy odor or aftertaste
100% Pure Antarctic Krill - The Superior Source
Schiff® MegaRed® contains oil from pure Antarctic krill, tiny crustaceans that thrive in the frigid waters of the Antarctic. MegaRed® provides an optimal combination of omega-3 fatty acids, phospholipids and critical antioxidants to support heart and joint health.† MegaRed® Omega-3 Krill Oil is the superior source of omega-3. Quality tested for purity.
MegaRed® Omega-3 Krill Oil contains omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. Research has shown that DHA and EPA may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.^
Unlike fish oil, the omega-3 fatty acids in MegaRed® Omega-3 Krill Oil are absorbed and carried to the body's cells in phospholipid form. Phospholipids form the structural basis of cell membranes, so MegaRed® phospholipids with omega-3 fatty acids are easily recognized, incorporated and utilized by the body.
Importantly, because MegaRed® omega-3s are carried in phospholipid form, there is no fishy aftertaste. Just one small, easy-to-swallow MegaRed® softgel to take each day.
For more information, visit www.SchiffMegaRed.com
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
^Supportive, but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA Omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
*Phospholipids form the structural basis of cell membranes, so MegaRed® phospholipids with omega-3 fatty acids are easily recognized, incorporated and utilized by the body.
As a dietary supplement, take one (1) softgel daily.
Serving Size: One (1) Softgel
Servings Per Container: 110
Amount Per Serving - % Daily Value:
Krill Oil 300 mg - ***, Omega-3 Fatty Acids 90 mg - ***, EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 45 mg - ***, DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 27 mg - ***.
***Daily Value not established.
Contains shellfish (krill).
People with shellfish allergy, coagulopathy or taking anticoagulants or other medications should notify their physician and be tested prior to taking dietary supplements. If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product. Keep out of reach of children.
Krill is one of earth's most abundant and sustainable organisms. The harvest of krill is well below conservative international catch guidelines. This helps the ecosystem maintain a healthy, sustainable krill population.
No added sugar (sucrose, fructose, lactose), salt (sodium chloride), yeast, wheat, gluten or milk. No preservatives, artificial colors or artificial flavors. Guaranteed for purity, freshness and labeled potency.
Average Customer Rating:
(57 Reviews) 57
(out of 57reviews)
Rating Snapshot(57 reviews)
47 of 57(82%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
"I keep this product and my fish oil in the refrigerator. it reduces the odor, However, if you were to break open a capsule you would be overcome by how horrible they smell! I think this is the nature of the product, what would you expect from something that comes from the sea? I can't say for sure if these are helping to relieve chronic pain and inflammation, since I take the Tru Nature fish oil in addition to the Krill. But I have noticed a tremendous difference since taking both products 3X per day for myofascial pain. I recommend giving it a try for anyone suffering from this or fibromyalgia."
Cons: horrible stench, cloudy liquid, stick together in bottle, schiff backed off claims
"I've been taking these since Costco started carrying them, and them seem to have done great things for my cholesterol numbers. These are about as pricey as it gets for fish oil, so when they started to stick together in the bottle and put off a awful stench I thought I simply got a bad batch.
I see that Schiff changed suppliers so it looks like the smell is here to stay. Now I wonder if the "wonder" krill was better than regular Omega 3 like Schiff used to claim.
Sorry, but I've switched back to regular Omega 3. I would have rated these a five if they were still the same."
"I have no tears whatsoever, but these give my eyes moisture, and my eyes are not very dry anymore at all. it all depends on the weather. I do take two a day though. but its worth it. Nothing worse than dry scratchy hurting eyes. these have been a life saver for me. well worth the money."
"Since MegaRed was referred to me to lower my cholesterol, I have been taking it every day. My cholesterol has been great and I have been regular every day since. That is also an added plus to this med."
Pros: small size makes it easy to swallow, no fishy taste
Cons: there are absolutely no cons that i can see!
"I don't like regular fish oil because I have fish burps for the rest of the day after I finally get the huge softgels down. MegaRed is so concentrated that you only have to take one small softgel and they are easy to swallow. Costco-size is cheaper than a lesser size on other websites and in stores."
Pros: healthy and it really works on lowering cholestrol, it actually taste really good., i'm a non seafood lover and love mega red
Cons: refrigerate to keep fresh, if it smells return it; maybe rancid
"I bought this product for my husband who at the time had high cholestrol count of 240 and his doctor wanted to put him on Lipitor. We wanted a healthy alternative and decided against Lipitor and tried Mega Red. He was recently tested after 30 days of using this product and we are happy to say his count is now at 204. This is by only taking the product. No change to his diet or exercise. I myself can not stand the smell or taste of fish and take this product everyday with no problem. It has a pleasant non-fish taste to it and NO BURPS! Thank you Mega Red."
"This is part of my daily regiman to take one of these plus a multi-vitiman. I like the no "burp" fish taste and my Dr. says my blood work is perfect at age 65. Even though I eat meat and dairy products daily."
"being that I can't stand taking regular fish oil, this was recommended to me. It's 1 a day, which is easy, and has NO aftertaste whatsoever. My cholesterol numbers have improved, too. Love that Costco offers $5 off coupons!"
Cons: at time strong fish smell in bottle, has happened more than 3 different times
Model Number: 235558 - mega red softgels
"We have been using Mega Red for many years. The product does not cause any after taste after taking. There is a problem, however with the unwanted fish smell that has appeared from time to time with on line purchases. Mega Red customer service has always replaced the odor prone product, however there seems to be a problem in the manufacturing process. If this happened only 1 time I would have given them more stars!"
"I've been taking these for a month. I have NEVER experienced any after taste at all. Not even an essence of that dreaded "fishy burp" - nothing. They have never upset my stomach. They are super tiny, and oh so easy to swallow! I don't know what smell people are referring to - I guess they fixed that problem. They don't stink to me at all.
I was looking for an algae derived Omega-3, for environmental reasons (plus mercury levels, and after taste) - but couldn't find one at Costco. This was a good alternative. Tiny krill don't have the mercury levels like large fish & they are not in danger of being overfished (though again, I would prefer the algal which can be grown in a controlled environment).
I'm really curious to see if my cholesterol dropped - I'll take my levels after I complete the bottle. I was hoping these would help reduce my monthly girl cramps... but I didn't notice a difference yet. I was only on these for a week at that time, though... so maybe next month will be better!
Just make sure you don't have shellfish allergies (friendly reminder).
I'll update the review as I learn more... but so far so good!"