"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!"