Convenience is a subjective thing. In this article series, in which we compare krill oil vs cod liver oil, we can't get around the fact that krill oil comes in 300 mg and 500 mg capsules and that cod liver oil is typically taken by the spoon. The scientifically tested daily dose for krill oil is at least 1,000 mg. Cod liver oil’s daily dose is 5,000 mg (or 5 ml). That’s more than the recommended dose for standard fish oil (3,000 mg), because cod liver oil has compared to regular fish oil relatively low omega 3 levels, nor does cod liver oil contain omega 3 phospholipids as krill oil does.
Cod liver oil manufacturers understand that softgel capsules are more convenient for most consumers, and so they also offer cod liver oil in softgels. However, the recommended dose is significant less than the straight cod liver oil, because no consumer let alone a young child, will swallow 5 large 1,000 mg capsules each day.
Whether the liquid form of cod liver oil is better versus krill oil capsules, is a personal choice. For children for example, the liquid is better, because of less risk of chocking. Also for small pets it is easier to take the omega 3s in liquid form. However, we want to mention that dogs go wild for krill oil. There’s something about the taste of krill oil that makes dogs go crazy for it.
Other articles in the WellWise krill oil versus cod liver oil series are: