While the company offers a variety of natural health items from probiotics to fiber (including chia seeds), I was most interested in the fish oil because I've been taking it for close to a year now. And although I am convinced that it's helped with preventing joint pain (as well as giving me heart healthy Omega-3s) I disliked that I still experienced on average at least one "fishy" burp a day, even though I bought purified gels...and when you do not like seafood, that is a pretty nasty experience, believe me. (Side note: my dad says those burps are like tasting a tuna sandwich - which is ok if you like tuna. Which I do not. Blech!)
Size comparison - the large pill on the left is what I WAS taking; the little pill on the right is the First Omega fish oil.
Not liking seafood, it takes a leap of faith for me to actually swallow fish oil, knowing that I could be in for a bad day, should the gel not be as burp-free as touted. The things I do for this blog, I tell ya! Well. I got my shipment and was surprised to see the pretty cobalt blue glass bottle that the fish oil was packaged in. Then I was shocked at how tiny the gels were - they were half the size of what I've been taking. I was also amazed at how good they smelled in the bottle - the smell of my other brand is pretty shudder-worthy. The First Omega went down easily, and incredibly, did not produce ANY fishy burps. Not a one. Color me shocked and happy about that! Plus their pricing is comparable to what I was paying, which makes this a no-brainer for me - I'll make this a permanent switch.
A little info about ReNew Life: This company was founded in 1997 by CEO Brenda Watson, who overcame health problems using natural products. She is the author of five books on natural digestive health, detoxification, and internal cleansing, and she is also featured in the PBS special The Road to Perfect Health - Balance Your Gut, Heal Your Body, an in-depth look at how chronic diseases start with an unhealthy digestive system. ReNew Life products are available online and also in CVS, Walgreens, HEB, Whole Foods and many other stores.
And now for the giveaway - ReNew Life has offered to let one reader of my blog choose $50 worth of products from their website! The fine print:
- Open to U.S. residents only
- Shipping is part of the $50
FTC disclosure: I received one bottle of fish oil for review - opinions expressed are all my own. ReNew Life will fulfill the giveaway.