10 Reasons Why OmegaVia is Better

1. 3X More Omega-3 = Results with Fewer Pills

Amount of Omega-3 Per Softgel

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Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil Supplement

Amount of Omega-3 in One Softgel

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Omega-3 fish oil dosage in one pill

* 3rd Party Test Result: Even though the label says 1000 mg Omega-3 per pill, each OmegaVia pill actually has even more Omega-3.

Consumer Tip: 1000 mg Fish Oil is NOT the same as 1000 mg Omega-3. Fish Oil contains Omega-3. 1000 mg retail brand Fish Oil typically contains only 300 mg Omega-3. The other 700 mg are fats that your body does not need. Always buy products with at least 75% Omega-3.

Harvard Medical School. Charles Serhan, a Harvard Medical School expert on Omega-3:

“The kind of benefits seen in most of the clinical trials with Omega-3 generally have involved much higher doses than you see recommended on supplement labels.”


Wall Street Journal. “Fish-Oil Doses Can Be Hard To Swallow,” David Stipp in Wall Street Journal Special Report, January 8, 2008:

“In trials aimed at lowering triglycerides, patients took three grams of Omega-3 per day. You would have to pop a daily dozen of the typical Omega-3 capsules on the market to get that.”


2. 100% Money-Back Guarantee

Not thrilled? We will cheerfully refund your full purchase price. Even your shipping cost. No need to return your product.

Hassle-free. No questions asked. No time limits.

When you buy online, you can’t touch or feel the product before you buy. We understand. So we respect your right to change your mind after you buy.


3. Independently Certified by 3rd Party for Your Peace-of-Mind

5-Star Quality verified by two different third party labs:


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Consumer Tip: ask for a certificate of analysis (or ‘C of A’ as insiders call it) to find out exactly what’s in your fish oil supplement.


4. Quality Assured: ZERO Chinese Content

  • Oil is manufactured, purified and tested in Norway.
  • Manufactured in an NSF cGMP Certified facility.
  • Softgels are MADE IN USA in an FDA-approved facility.
  • Manufacturing certified by third-party audits.
  • Packaged under cGMP (Certified Good Manufacturing Practices) and Organic standards.

More on OmegaVia Quality & Safety here.

Consumer Tip: more than half of the fish oil pills sold in the United States are made in China or contain Chinese fish oil or gelatin. (It’s cheaper.) Yet they can be legally sold as ‘Made in USA’ because they are bottled in the USA. Make sure you know where your product is made.


5. Safety: Patented Purification Process

  • Uses low-temperature molecular distillation.
  • More Omega-3. No contaminants.
  • Omegavia exceeds standards set by:
    • Global Organization for EPA & DHA Omega-3
    • European Union
    • World Health Organization (WHO)
    • Norwegian Medicinal Standards

More on OmegaVia Quality & Safety here.


6. Value: OmegaVia has Low “Delivered Cost”

  • What is the “Delivered Cost per 1000 mg Omega-3”? The cost to get 1000 mg of Omega-3 delivered to your door. This “insider secret” removes all the marketing and makes it easy to compare products.
  • A couple of brands are cheaper but they don’t use pharmaceutical-grade oil and you don’t get 1000 mg Omega-3 per pill.

Delivered Cost of 1000 mg Omega-3

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Chart of cost of 1000mg of Omega-3

Consumer Tip: As a smart consumer, you SHOULD compare before buying. But make sure you compare apples-to-apples. Compare brands with 75% or higher Omega-3 with other similar brands.


7. 700 mg of EPA Omega-3 per Pill – the highest of any brand

Why is this important?

  • EPA is more effective than DHA at lowering triglycerides
  • EPA (but not DHA) helps improve mood and depression
  • EPA is a powerful anti-inflammatory for soothing arthritis

Yes, DHA is very important. If you are pregnant, nursing an infant, a child or recovering from brain injury, you will need more DHA than what OmegaVia provides. In which case, buy Nordic Naturals DHA. Otherwise, the 150 mg DHA in OmegaVia is sufficient for adults.


8. Enteric-Coating

OmegaVia has a natural Enteric-coating sprayed on the outside of the softgel capsules.

Enteric-coating does two things:

  • This reduces fishy burps that people hate!
  • It dramatically increases absorption of Omega-3.

How? Enteric-coating prevents the pill from dissolving in your stomach, where there are harsh stomach acids that destroy the delicate Omega-3 fatty acids. Instead, the pills gradually dissolve in the much gentler environment of the intestines.

A New England Journal of Medicine Study comparing enteric-coated and non-enteric coated fish oils show a marked improved in absorption and benefits of enteric-coated fish oil pills.

More about enteric-coating here.


9. AutoShip program (7 out of 10 customers prefer hassle-free AutoShip)


10. Safe for Pets.

Woof! We give OmegaVia to our dogs too.  It makes their coats soft and shiny. And it makes older dogs bounce again. Our product development team worked with 3 veterinarians to make sure that this formula would also work for our 4-legged family members.


And finally…We Made it for Personal Use!

All of us here at OmegaVia take it and give it to our families too. We have worked in the fish oil supplement industry for most of our careers, so we know what to look for. When we developed OmegaVia, we created a formula that we would feel comfortable giving to our families. We hope to include you as part of that extended family.



Disclaimer

This website is for your education and general health information only. The ideas, opinions and suggestions contained on this website are not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment from your doctor for any health condition or problem. Users of this website should not rely on information provided on this website for their own health problems. Any questions regarding your own health should be addressed to your own physician. Please do not start or stop any medications without consulting with your doctor. We neither encourage you to do so, nor can we be held responsible for the fall out of failing to seek the counsel of a medical health practitioner.

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Vin Kutty
Vin Kutty, MS, is co-founder of Innovix Pharma. He is a nutritionist, author, and Omega-3 expert with 20 years of experience.

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    • Hi Jim – yes, you will need to take 3 or 4 OmegaVia to equal the Omega-3 found in four Lovaza capsules. OmegaVia only comes in a 60-capsule bottle.

  1. Hi Vin,
    I’m quite impressed with omegavia but what do you think of these? – Nature Made Super Strength Omega-3 EPA Fish Oil, Liquid Softgels?

    Source – fish (anchovy, sardine) and Soy.
    Packs about 1000 EPA(of course we’re talking 2 pills). So the only downside I see is taking 2 pills. Does it seems comparable to omegavia?

    Thanks,
    Vishal

    • Hi Vishal – NatureMade makes good products. The Super Strength is well, not really ‘Super Strength.’ Each 1200 mg capsule has 600 mg of Omega-3. So it is a 50% strength product, with is middle of the road. Sure, it is better than the 25 and 30% pure oils that are clogging up most drug stores, but I think you can do better. Is it a good product? Yes. Is it comparable to OmegaVia? No.
      Cheers,
      Vin

  2. Dear Sir-Madam,

    I believe your products are the most reliable ones in fish oil field.
    But I don’t have an idea that I can buy it from you only for my personal usage.Because I haven’t got a certain idea a bout the custom process in Turkey.

    For example if you send the goods and if the custom won’t let the goods what can I do?
    Waiting your positive reply.

    Best Regards

    Mehmet Dartıcı

    • Hi Mehmet Dartici – we have shipped to Turkey before, but usually only in small quantities of 2 or 3 bottles at a time. In the past, shipments to Turkey have always arrived in about 2 weeks. We understand that customs can be a problem in Turkey. Our suggestion is to order no more than 2 or 3 bottles at a time. If you do not receive the products, please contact us immediately an we will refund your cost. Thank you!

  3. Hello,
    Could you please explain to me how this could be better than the Carlon VERY FINEST FISH OIL? it has 1600 mg of Omega-3 fish oil, 100 mg more in EPA and 350mg more in DHA and 150mg more in other than the omega via has; thanks

    • Hi Tevan – Carlsons makes good products, but you did not include a link in your comment, so I am going to assume that you are talking about their bottle of liquid fish oil. If you can handle the taste of liquid fish oil, I think you should definitely give the product a try. Liquid fish oils are the easiest and sometimes the cheapest way to get a lot of Omega-3 into your body. A teaspoon of liquid fish oil has 3 or 4 times as much oil as one OmegaVia pill. So the volumes are not the same. Also, the concentration of Omega-3 in liquid fish oils are usually very low – usually in the 30% Omega-3 range. OmegaVia is around 90% in purity. Still, if you like liquid fish oil, I would definitely try the Carlsons product or one made by Nordic Naturals. Hope this helps.
      – Vin Kutty

  4. Hi Vin,
    Thank you for the quick and proper reply.
    The link is here:
    http://www.carlsonlabs.com/p-70-very-finest-fish-oil-lemon-flavor.aspx
    The supplement facts say it is 1600mg of omega-3, not fish oil, such as the omegavia says 1000mg of omega-3; would this not mean that 1600mg of it is omega-3? How do you calculate the 30% omega-3 range… even tho it says 1600mg of omega-3, (and not 1600 mg fish oil), there would be less than 1600mg of omega-3?

    I do however understand that the teaspoon has more oil compared to a pill, so that makes sense of why it might be more.

    Also, preference as to liquid and pill makes sense!

    Thanks,

    • Hi Tevan – there is 1600 mg of Omega-3 in a teaspoon of fish oil. A teaspoon is typically 4,900 ml in volume. Let’s be conservative and say a teaspoon of fish oil contains 4,500 mg of fish oil. This makes the oil about 35% Omega-3 in concentration. Hope that clairifies it a bit more.
      – Vin

  5. Dear Kutty,

    As I told you expecially from a few months ago Turkish custom is more tighter about
    imported food supplements.Did you send any sending last days?If so I will take risk
    and will give an order.Thanks for your open heart.You really help every ones question.
    I really want to use your products but unfortunately these custom problems blocking me.
    I am using Carlson products compulsorily.I also use liquid fish oil.İt doesn’t bother me.
    One of your answers you said Carlson makes good products.May I trust liquid fish oils
    of Carlson?As ı calculated from the bottle of Carlson the concentration in really nearly
    30%.It is not problem for me.The questions hang my mind are;is there any difference
    of the absorbtion efficiency of the liquid and capsules.I mean can I get the same benefit.
    The last question is ;is this liquid sustainable as much as Carlsons gels.I had
    have they got IFOS certificate but I couldn’t get an answer for two days.Is there any link
    that we can investigate which companies have this certificate or not.

    Thanks for your kind interest.Hoping you won’t bored from my long e-mail.

    Best Regards

    Mehmet

    • Hi Mehmet – we ship to Turkey regularly. In the last two months, yes. But I don’t know if we shipped any in the last two weeks. Carlsons liquid fish oil is fine. Once you open it, you need to finish the bottle in a month or two and always keep it refrigerated after opening.

      There is very little difference in benefits between liquid fish oil and fish oil i capsules. It is much easier to get a proper dose when taking fish oil by the spoonfuls, so you may notice greater benefits due to higher dosage of Omega-3 consumed with liquids.

      By sustainable, I assume you mean the expiration date and shelf-life. No, this is where liquid fish oils suffer – once you open it, it must be consumed in a month or two. After that, oxidation becomes an issue.

      All IFOS results are here: http://www.ifosprogram.com/consumer-reports.aspx

      – Vin

  6. Hi Vin

    I wish to know whether your Omega3 Softgels can be given to a 4 &1/2 year old for better brain health and sharper mind?
    I imagine that gel size might be quite huge for the kids to swallow, so does the Omega3 exist in a liquid form?
    What would be the right dosage – for softgels & liquid form?

  7. Dear Sir,

    I asked a question but I couldn’t see on your web site.
    Which kind of gelatin do you use? porcine,beaf or fish?
    And is your products in natural trigiliserid form or ethyl ester form?
    Thanks in advance for your kind informations.

    Best Regards

    Mehmet

    • Hi Mehmet – we use beef gelatin. We use ethyl esterl form. Since OmegaVia’s new formulation contains oil that is at or higher than 90% purity, it is only possible in the ethyl ester form, similar to prescription Omega-3 products.
      – Vin

  8. Dear Vin,

    As you can see from the link.They say that Carlson products are not so good because
    they contains more EPA than DHA.But you are saying that in normal condition (if we
    are not pregnant) EPA is better.I am investigating for more than one month but my mind is not
    clear.Everybody highlighted the word which is good for them.For example if their products contain more DHA they only links the test reports that supports their contents.Is not there
    a establishment who can declare the real truths.You are sying EPA better for normal conditions the other says contrary.I really bored investigating.

    Thanks for your kind help..

    Mehmet

    • Hi Mehmet – there is a lot of misinformation on the internet about fish oil. There are people who say that the information we provide on this website belong in it. However, the fact remains that you absolutely need some DHA in your diet daily. If you’re pregnant, a child, recovering from trauma, stroke, head injury etc. you need a lot of DHA. However, if you are trying to fight inflammation, mood related health issues or want to reduce triglycerides, then you need a little more EPA than DHA.

      I deleted the link you provided in your comment because it was very unfair to Carlsons brand fish oil and it was written by someone who’s not informed. There are a lot of negative and critical internet articles written by anonymous Hoki fish oil salesmen.

      I can make arguments to favor either a high-DHA formula or a high-EPA formula. Both have merits depending on your health. But never listen to anyone who says you ONLY need one or the other! Most species of fish have both EPA and DHA – let that be your guide.
      – Vin Kutty

  9. Dear Vin,

    At the moment I stopped searching.I really learned many things about omega-3
    from your useful web site.As I said before I am using Carlson’s products but my mind is not
    clear about the purity.That’s why yesterday I order two bottle from yours.I hope on the Turkish
    custom there won’t be problem.And I trust your promise that if there will be a problem
    you will re-fund my money.this is an test order.I hope I will get the pills without any problem
    and advise my friends relatives to your products.Omega-3 is really very important issue
    if the written documents about omega 3 are not an advertisement.If I were Bill Gates
    ,I will supply all the childs omega 3 pills to provide healtier generations:)

    Thank you for you patient interest to my boring questions.

    Best Regards

    Mehmet

    • Hi Mehmet – I think you are fine with Carlsons. I hope you are happy with OmegaVia. If there is any issue with customs, please let us know – email service@omegavia.com and we will refund your full cost, including shipping.
      – Vin Kutty

    • Hi Jim – we have hundreds of customers who use OmegaVia to lower triglycerides and they have noticed equivalent triglyceride lowering. We are also in the middle of two clinical trials that will independently show the same thing.
      – Vin Kutty

  10. Hello,

    You say your oil is specifically formulated for adults with high triglycerides, joint aches or mood issues. I don’t specifically have any of these issues, but I am young-ish (32) pretty active and can be kind of rough on my body, I am clumsy – and therefore injury prone, and also have a tendency for tendinitis. I take fish oil for anti-inflammatory benefits to help with all of that and for overall health. I also am (ohgod) thinking of having a baby sometime soon (ohgod). I guess my question is since you say your oil is specifically formulated for high triglycerides, joint aches or mood issues, do you think it would be a good choice for someone like me?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Jaimee – yes, our product is specifically formulated with high EPA Omega-3 to provide anti-inflammatory benefits. Fortunately, the EPA Omega-3 lowers triglycerides and helps with mood is also what’s good for inflammation. If/when you have a baby (I’m sure you’ll be fine!) you may want to increase the dose to two capsules per day to get enough DHA for the baby. Good luck.
      – Vin Kutty

  11. Hi Vin,
    Ty for doing a great job of answering all questions.
    I am leaning towards omega via or nutrigold.
    Triglyceride Omega-3 GOLD(/http://www.amazon.com/Omega-Fish-Oil-Capsules-Pharmaceutical/dp/B004O2I9JO/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top). Thoughts on this?
    Only thing that I do not like about nutrigold that it’s not from small fish… But from Alaskan/cod. It’s omega 3 content is a bit lower than omega via .
    Thanks in advance,

    Vishal

    • Hi Vishal – The Omega-3 gold product looks fairly good. It’s a ‘mid-grade’ oil, sometimes called ‘Triple-Strength.’ It is roughly 70% Omega-3. You have the regular-strength that’s about 25% Omega-3. Then you have your mid-grade oils that are 50-70% Omega-3. Some of these are called Pharmaceutical grade or Triple Strength fish oil. Then you have the real pharmaceutical grade products with 85-95% Omega-3 – OmegaVia falls in the latter category. Your GOLD product is cheaper because the oil has been through less purification, higher yield etc. It takes us about 100 kilos of crude fish oil to make 1 kilo of the purified fish oil in OmegaVia. In addition, we purposely remove some of the DHA and concentrate the EPA (see why below) – this explains the cost difference.

      Starting in September 2012, OmegaVia will also contain oil from Alaskan fish like Whiting and Pollock. These are small fish, about a foot long when caught and they’re not much larger than sardines and mackerel. These fish are very clean and we’ve found their oil to be purer and cleaner than many sardine/anchovy oils. See for yourself: http://www.ifosprogram.com/files/IFOS%20Innovix%20OmegaVia%20Batch%20S2A042.pdf This fishery is also tightly controlled by US regulations and monitored by Marine Stewardship. (MSC-certified).

      I don’t think you can go wrong with with the Gold product for general maintenance purposes, unless you’re trying to treat specific health issues like triglycerides, mood/depression or arthritis, in which case, you may need a product with more EPA Omega-3. Certainly, DHA will also reduce triglycerides, but it will also bump up your LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol by about 10%. DHA is contraindicated for depression and DHA is not quite as powerful for reducing inflammation as EPA is.

      Hope this helps.
      – Vin Kutty

  12. Hi Vin,
    Thanks again for the info.
    I wil keep an eye out for the new product doing out in dec. For now I’ve purchased omega triple strength based mostly on price point. I however will keep an eye out for omegavia. I do believe your product is superior and I am likely to purchase next time from you guys.
    About cholesterol/triG/LDL – while omega3s are known to reduce triGs,
    , is there any indication they may reduce LDL as well?

    My primary goal is reduction of LDL, and then triGs.

    • Hi Vishal – Omega-3 have a neutral effect on LDL. It reduces LDL in some people and raises it in others. If you have a large enough group of people, it averages out to no change. Generally, fish oil supplements with a high DHA level will increase LDL levels by about 10%. EPA does not increase LDL level. This does not mean that you should avoid DHA or that fish oil does not work. You simply cannot use fish oil to control LDL – the benefits of fish oil come from several other mechanisms.

      Reducing sugar and starch consumption is probably the best way to reduce LDL.

      On the plus side, Omega-3 does a great job reducing triglycerides. It’s very reliable for this. Assuming you are taking a pharmaceutical grade oil, every 1000 mg of Omega-3 will reduce your triglycerides by 5-10%.
      – Vin Kutty

  13. Hi Vin

    Does Omegavia Fish Oil help increase blood production? I am very skinny and I tried many things to have a smart body, but didn’t get any success. Will it help me grow my body? I am 25+ ..

    Regards
    Th

    • Hi Th – I have not seen any scientific evidence that Omega-3 can increase blood production. However, Omega-3 can improve the health of the blood cells that you already possess. I would strongly suggest that you check with your doctor to rule out thyroid or other potentially undiagnosed issues. Also, look into Paleo diet.
      – Vin Kutty

    • Hi William – there is 4 to 5 IU of Vitamin E per capsule. We’ll make a note to add to the label the next time we print.
      – Vin Kutty

  14. Dear Mr. Kutty,

    I am presently taking two Omega-3 tablets a day. Each tablet contains
    600 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids. Half the Omega-3 fatty acids in OmegaVia.
    On the supplement facts of the Omega-3 tablets I am taking contain 10mg
    of Cholestrol.
    The supplement facts for OmegaVia does not show any Cholestrol. Does the
    OmegaVia tablets contain any Cholestrol?
    Sincerely,
    Jack

    • Hi Jack – 600 mg of Omega-3 per capsule is not bad, since most fish oil pills contain only about 300 mg of Omega-3. OmegaVia contains less than 1 mg Cholesterol. That is why we do not list it on the label. I wouldn’t worry about the 10 mg of cholesterol in your product. It is not much. Besides, your body does not absorb most of the cholesterol that you eat. It simply passes through your body since it is not in a form that the body prefers. It’s the cholesterol that’s produced by that body that shows up in your blood test.
      – Vin Kutty

  15. Hi,

    I’ve been researching omega 3 oils and I think your 7th reason for buying OmegaVia need to updated.

    7. 700 mg of EPA Omega-3 per Pill – the highest of any brand

    You listed ReNew Life Super Critical and they list their EPA per capsule as 780mg so that one has 80 mg more EPA per capsule than OmegaVia. Am I missing something?

    Great site by the way. Very informative and helpful.

    Thanks

    Jeff

  16. I am a 40 y/o female in good health just looking to add a fish oil supplement to my diet. I have struggled with some depression/mood issues after having my 3 kids and would like to try your product due to the higher levels of EPA it has. Can I do harm by taking this product even though I do not have any triglyceride or arthritis issues? I started taking the kirkland omega 3 fish oil 1200mg (EPA 410mg and DHA 274mg)…684 omega 3 total per capsule. I then stumbled upon OmegaVia online and was impressed! Wondering if taking your product would be “overkill” for someone like myself who is in good health. Thanks for your honesty…
    Lisa

    • Hi Lisa – you cannot hurt yourself by taking Omega-3 even if your triglycerides are normal. Remember, Omega-3 are ESSENTIAL for survival. If there isn’t enough of it in your diet, then chronic diseases start to creep in. So, yes, please take a high-EPA product. Here is a list of good brands: http://www.omegavia.com/favorite-fish-oil-brands-part-2/

      The Kirkland product is good, but it does not have enough EPA for someone trying to address depression. For that, you need a high-EPA and low-DHA product.
      – Vin Kutty

    • Hi Paul – These two product are similar, but OmegaVia has 1105 mg Omega-3 per label claim but over 1200 mg based on its IFOS test results. There is a big difference between the cost of the oil that goes into a product that is ‘80% Omega-3’ versus one that is 90% like OmegaVia.

      Also, OmegaVia is enteric coated. This prevents digestive discomfort and the exposure of Omega-3 to stomach acids, as enteric coated pills are released in the intestines instead of the stomach.

      – VIn Kutty

  17. . I am on my second bottle of RealDose essentials supercritical omega 3 TG then I came across your blog which is very informative. Appreciate if you can give me the comparison of omegabrite vs omega TG RealDose. My triglyceride is high and I’ve got this osteoarthritis (haberden node) hence I am taking the omega 3 hoping it could help.

    Nans

    • Hi Nancy – they’re both good products. But I’m not fond of the hype-ey or fear-centric marketing approach that Real Dose takes. OmegaBrite is higher in EPA and that may work better for your joints, especially if you take it with a baby aspirin. Aim for 3000 mg of Omega-3 per day and cut out sugar and flour.

  18. I am a mental health nurse and have had extensive research on bipolar disorder and hypomania. The studies I read show the effects of Omega 3 on depression, but I am not really sure how it impacts folks with the mania side of bipolar. Are you aware and or do you have any studies on this? I have a patient that wants to decrease and stop her lamictal ( with doctor awareness) and do a trial of Omega 3. Lamictal is often prescribed for bipolar but also treats the depression side but does not impact the hypomania.
    Thanks for your response in advance.
    Jane

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