The wonderful people at Barlean’s sent me a bottle of their Omega Swirl to try:
This is an organic vegan Omega 3 oil supplement. I normally take flax oil capsules, as I can’t find a fish oil that doesn’t make me burp (even if I take enzymes), and not sure I want to spend the $$$ on krill oil.
The Omega Swirl is organic, which is nice and here are the ingredients:
Total Omega Oil Blend (organic flaxseed oil, borage oil, DHA algal oil), water, xylitol, glycerine, gum arabic, natural flavors, vegetable juice (for color), citric acid, xanthan gum, guar gum, ascorbyl palmitate.
It does have xylitol, but that is a sugar alternative I am pretty okay with (taste wise and nutrition wise), although I don’t eat it willy-nilly.
My bottle is Blueberry Pomegranate, and when I read this:
SHAKE WELL prior to dispensing. One Tbsp daily. Can be taken straight or mixed with yogurt, cottage cheese, oatmeal or blended beverages and protein drinks.
You know I had to put in on my oatmeal – purple!!
This is a half serving, by the way. 1 serving is a tablespoon and has 70 calories. I was surprised at how thick it is, I was expecting it to be watery (don’t ask me why, it is oil after all…..). It is quite sweet, and would be a nice addition to smoothies and such. Very intense fruity flavor – almost like a concentrate.I don’t think I could take it straight, but I bet kids would really love it. It was also nice not to have to swallow one of those big gel caps!
It is a little pricey at $29.95 a pop, which is about $1 per serving if you take the whole tablespoon, but it really tastes good!
Barlean’s sells a lot of other straight flax products, and a greens supplement (which sounds interesting). They also have some articles on flax oils if you are inclined to read more.
If you head over to their website, you can get a free trial of an omega swirl!