Not all fish oils are of the same quality! Have you got to the stage where you cannot see the wood for the trees? Don’t worry, you’re not on your own. It's not surprising, considering the amount of products and brands available today. What makes matters so confusing is the huge differences in fish oils. Some capsules only contain a tiny 280 mg Omega-3, whereas our capsules contain up to 1200 mg of exceptionally pure Omega-3 (1080 mg EPA/DHA).
Cheaper brands usually contain much lower concentrations of fish oil/Omega-3, which is why it is essential to take several capsules a day to maintain the correct Omega-3 level. Be aware that many fish oil brands show nutritional facts per serving (2 softgels) instead of per single softgel.
The EPA and DHA rTG (r-triglyceride) form promotes maximum and faster absorption by the body compared to ethylesters, and possibly also compared to regular triglycerides and free fatty acids. Best taken with fatty foods such as yoghurt and foods containing olive oil or other fats.
Vitamin D has a different impact on the body than Omega-3 fatty acids, and should not be taken as an alternative to fish oil.
The above comparison is based on information provided by distributors online (July 15, 2014).