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Omega-3 Supplement Review

By Jennifer Lynn February 5, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Just because a product costs more money doesn’t always mean that it is more expensive. For example, some products cost more but the number of units may be greater: i.e., 500 paper plates for $3 is a better value than 50 paper plates for $1.

I recently took a close look at a name-brand widely advertised omega-3 supplement that I will refer to as Brand X so as not to mention any names.

Brand X Krill Oil

One capsule of Brand X contains:

  • 300 milligrams of krill oil
  • 90 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids
  • 50 milligrams of EPA
  • 24 milligrams of DHA 

Res-Q 1250

I decided to compare the Krill Oil to our  Res-Q 1250, a popular omega-3 supplement that is marketed for cardiovascular health and cholesterol well-being. 

One capsule of Res-Q 1250 provides:

  • 1250 milligrams of omega-3 oil (anchovy, sardine, mackerel)
  • 750-850 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids
  • 390-425 milligrams of EPA
  • 300-325 milligrams of DHA 

Heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are found predominantly in marine (sea) life: fish, krill, phytoplankton or calamari (squid).  DHA benefits the heart, brain and eyes, while EPA reduces inflammation, inhibits cholesterol synthesis and encourages a healthy cardiovascular system. 

  • I would have to take 12½ capsules of Brand X’s krill oil to equal the amount of DHA in one Res-Q 1250 capsule! 
  • The bottle of Res-Q 1250 contains 200 capsules whereas Brand X only provides 60.
  • Res-Q 1250 costs $41 (200 capsules) while Brand X krill oil costs $32.98 (60 capsules).  Therefore, a Res-Q 1250 capsule costs $.21 cents while a Krill Oil capsule costs $.54 cents!  Each Krill Oil capsule is more than DOUBLE THE COST and has much less DHA than the Res-Q 1250. 
  • Res-Q is the least expensive of the two supplements; it’s the best buy. 

 1 current retail price as of 01/17/13

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