Omega-3 Supplement ReviewPrint
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
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