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Dosage Instructions

Pharmaceutical grade fish oil OmegaVia Comparison

For general health: Take one softgel a day

Specific Health Conditions

  • For Triglycerides: Take 3 to 4 softgels a day
  • For Heart Health: Take 2 softgels a day
  • For Joint Health: Take 2 to 4 softgels a day
  • For Mood Health: Take 2 softgels a day

Pregnancy

Expecting and breastfeeding mothers: Take 1 to 2 softgels a day.
Best consumed with a meal. You may take up to 4 softgels a day (2 softgels with each meal) if you need rapid improvements. Always consult with your doctor before adding supplements to your routine while pregnant or nursing. More info on fish oil dosage here.

When will I see benefits?

OmegaVia is not a drug, you may need a few days to feel the full benefits. Some people report benefits in joint comfort as early as a few days, while others, depending on their health condition, may require a few weeks or more to see big changes.

For faster & greater fish oil benefits:

Reduce the Omega-6 content in your diet. This will speed up the benefits of Omega-3. The easiest way to do this is by completely cutting out corn and soy oil from your diet. And replacing it with Olive oil.
fish oil dosage

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats compete for the same enzymes. Think musical chairs. Omega-6 usually wins. That’s not good. Omega-6 fats from corn and soy oil are stored in your body for long periods of time. As you gradually eliminate Omega-6 that comes from soy and corn oil, each fish oil pill will become more and more effective.

Go to your kitchen right now and toss out the corn or soy oil! And don’t look back!


Supplement Facts Information

Pharmaceutical grade fish oil dosage - supplement facts

Ingredients

Pharmaceutical Grade Fish Oil (from Sardine, Anchovy, Menhaden and Mackerel), gelatin capsule, glycerin, plant-derived natural food glaze (enteric coating to improve absorption and prevent burps), Natural soy-free tocopherols.

The product is not Kosher or Halal, but the gelatin used in the capsule shell is certified Kosher and Halal.

Fish Oil Allergy Information

If you are allergic to fish, you should not take OmegaVia or other fish oil supplements.

No Sugar, No Soy, No Shellfish, No Starch, No Gluten, No Corn, No Artificial Colors or Artificial Flavors, No Artificial Preservatives, No Dairy, No Wheat, Sodium Free, Yeast Free.


Storage

  • Store at room temperature in a cool, dry place.
  • Refrigeration is not necessary.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • If you are going to keep the product for more than a few months, it should be refrigerated or frozen.

Warnings

Fish Oil & Your Doctor

Please consult your doctor if you wish to take fish oil during pregnancy, nursing or while on any medication. Ask your doctor about Omega-3 supplements if you have a blood clotting disorder. If you are taking fish oil with prescription medication and your symptoms of illness disappear, do not discontinue taking the prescription medication without talking to your doctor first.

Fish Oil Side Effects and Safety

When taken as directed above, OmegaVia has no safety risks or serious side effects. Some people may notice occasional fishy burping. Burping usually goes away with regular use and can be minimized if softgels are enteric-coated and taken before meals.

Keep out of reach of children.

Aspirin and Blood Thinners

When taken with aspirin or blood-thinners/anti-coagulants like Warfarin (Coumadin®), Omega-3 may increase risk of bleeding. OmegaVia should be taken with anti-coagulants only under the supervision of your doctor.

Visit www.nlm.nih.gov for an unbiased report on Omega-3 and fish oil by U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health.

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Reo December 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I can only state that this product is wonderful. After trying several other brands (one prescribed by doctors), this has provided all benefits defined in these ads. Question is “can this product be given to a 7 or 8 year old child with mild adhd symptoms with minimal problems”?

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Vin Kutty December 30, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Hi Reo – OmegaVia is not designed for children – the pills are too big. Sometime in 2013, we will develop a smaller pill version of OmegaVia that may work a little better for children. Thank you.

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Greg January 28, 2013 at 10:11 pm

In line with your comments on ‘ingredients’, would a product like Fiber One Original Cereal be a problem. I have been using it for the past 5 years to increase my fiber intake due to a history for colon polyps?

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Vin Kutty January 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm

Hi Greg – I am strongly opposed the consumption of ANY cereal. Grains, especially wheat, is not something our bodies are designed to process, despite what the media and marketing messages will have you believe. There is nothing like fresh vegetables for fiber. Anything else is a short cut that comes with a price tag. Sorry – probably not what you wanted to hear.

– Vin Kutty

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Greg January 29, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Thanks for the Fiber One advise. Additionally, I travel by air for work a great deal (150 flights/year), so how do you feel about whey (30 grams), cabbage & broccoli (200 grams) and 10 almonds and tea as a meal replacement?

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Vin Kutty January 30, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Hi Greg – regarding your meal replacement – I like the cabbage and broccoli. The almonds too. But where’s the fat?! There is a little bit of fat in the almonds but it’s mostly Omega-6. I’d cut the whey in half, douse the veggies in olive oil and replace the almonds with macadamias. May be chug down some coconut milk too. Why? Less protein, more fat and especially good fat. The human body hums on healthy fats. Weird stuff happens to your gut when you take too much processed whey.

My 2 cents.

– Vin Kutty

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NH January 31, 2013 at 10:23 am

I am on Lovaza-1 gm taking 4 pills a day. My copay is $55. If my calculation is correct, taking 4capsules of Omegavia daily will cost me $56, correct?

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Vin Kutty January 31, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Hi NH – the lowest price for OmegaVia (as of this writing in January 2013) is $24.74 per bottle + free shipping. You will need 2 bottles per month to get 4 pills per day. The total cost is $49.48. Not much of a saving. I’d stick with Lovaza.

– Vin Kutty

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Mohammad Haroon February 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm

If a child of 11 yrs of age have not issues swallowing the omegavia cap
then would it be ok to give him 2 cap per day for focus/attention or one?
thanks

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Vin Kutty February 5, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Hi Mohammad – if pill size is not an issue, I would recommend 1 capsule per day to start. You may go up to 2 per day after a week or two and the child has no issues digesting the oil. I would also look into a diet change – please look into Paleo diet.

– Vin Kutty

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Troy Lehman February 20, 2013 at 9:42 am

Hello, I have High Triglycerides, and the Dr. has me on Gemfibrozil 600mg 2 a day. I would like to know, how much omega-3 I should take along with Gemfibrozil that will help keep me healthy and lower my Triglycerides.

Thank you,
Troy Lehman

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Vin Kutty February 21, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Hi Troy – we recommend 3000 to 4000 mg of Omega-3 per day. Note that there is a huge difference between 3000 mg of fish oil and 3000 mg of Omega-3!

– Vin Kutty

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Cecilia February 21, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I am not reading anywhere on this site that states if this product is cholesterol free. I’m currently taking PharmaNutrients Cardio, however, this product is not longer being produced. Omegavia is what I have found to be better than the PharmaNutrient but I am concerned about the cholesterol

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Vin Kutty February 21, 2013 at 11:30 pm

Hi Cecilia – there is no cholesterol. At this level of purity, products are not likely to have cholesterol. More here: http://www.omegavia.com/cholesterol-when-to-panic/

– Vin Kutty

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Cecilia February 22, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Thank you for your quick response. I will be ordering Omegavia today! Let’s see what my next round of blood work (to include intense testing by Health Diagnostics Labs) brings in May. Looking forward to a positive outcome!

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Steve C March 5, 2013 at 10:58 pm

Currently I take 4 Lovaza 1 gm. Capsules per day, how many of these would I have to take to be the equivalent amount. Thank You

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Vin Kutty March 6, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Hi Steve – bear with us while we do some basic math.

One Lovaza pill has 840 mg Omega-3. Four have 3360 mg.
One OmegaVia pill has 1105 mg Omega-3. Four OmegaVia have 4420 mg. Three have 3315 mg.

Most of our customers who use OmegaVia to manage triglycerides use 3 to 4 pills per day. Three would give you a little less than four Lovaza…and four gives you a little more. Be sure to check with your doctor about making any changes to your prescription routine. Hope this helps.

– Vin Kutty

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Lono Barbadillo March 7, 2013 at 7:55 am

I’ve been looking for a good fish oil and omegavia sounds amazing but the product Omega-3 Gold by Nutrigold looks like just as good and cheaper. What are your thoughts on the product?

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Vin Kutty March 10, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Hi Lono – Nutrigold appears to be a good product. It’s on my list of products to try. The Omega-3 concentration is a little less than OmegaVia and there is no enteric coating with Nutrigold. The IFOS test results are incomplete for the EPA and DHA section, so I can’t tell what the results are – IFOS simply repeats the specs twice instead of comparing the specs with the actual test results. I’ll wait for a couple of more batches of the product to be tested at IFOS before I recommend to our readers. Looks promising but I’m holding off on judgment.

– Vin Kutty

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LE MEE March 13, 2013 at 8:45 pm

Bonjour
je prend du moclamine 150mg 2 fois par jour pour une dépression sévère, je voudrai savoir si je peut prendre des omega 3 et combien par jour.
Merci d’avance de votre reponse.
Cordialement.
PASCAL

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Vin Kutty March 14, 2013 at 12:08 am

Bonjour Pascal – oui, Oméga-3 peut réduire la dépression, si vous êtes déficient en lui…surtout EPA Omega-3. Il est possible que vous êtes déficient en vitamine D3, magnésium et vitamines B aussi. Je vous suggère de les prendre tous.

– Vin Kutty

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Ken Wong April 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I chanced upon this brand of fish oil and it seems to be a really good brand to try. I’m a newbie with all the supplements. Just some questions, i’m currently taking triple strength fish oil from holland and barett, what is your take on the product?

I’m 25, looking to improve my brain health. Would i be reliant on the product if i start taking it?

Lastly, i’m located in Singapore. How can i purchase this?

Thanks!

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Vin Kutty April 11, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Hi Ken – the triple strength formula from Holland & Barrett is fairly good. It’s about 70% Omega-3 with 30% other fats. OmegaVia is 90% Omega-3. You will not be reliant or addicted to Omega-3. You may purchase OmegaVia directly from our website.

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gaby April 15, 2013 at 10:33 am

my 12 your son has some autistic as well as some bipolar traits in his behaviour due in part to brain damage at birth. He already takes small doses of Risperidone. Would Omega 3 help him at least in hi bipolarism? Are there any side effects?
Thank you
Gaby

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Vin Kutty April 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Hi Gaby – if his diet is low in Omega-3, it will help him be healthier. The science on Omega-3 and bipolar disorder is still emerging, but I see absolutely no harm in him taking 1000 mg of Omega-3 per day. If he’s over 100 lbs, he can have 2000 mg. At these doses, the side effects won’t be noticeable…there may be some burping if you give him capsules that are not enteric coated. That’s about it.

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Ken April 19, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Hi Vin,
I am thinking of improving overall health and sports performance. I think taking supplements is a good way to start. I understand fish oil is essential as a basic supplement.

Would multivitamin be important too? If so, any particular brand that you recommend?

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Vin Kutty April 20, 2013 at 10:11 pm

Hi Ken – even before you get to supplements, you should fix your diet, sleep and stress management. Diet wise, eliminate all sugars and processed foods. Focus on eating a whole foods or paleo type diet. Then, if you want to make up for shortfalls with supplements, yes, you certainly can. Yes, a multi is a good idea. But a better idea is to eat egg yolks, seafood and liver on a regular basis.

I recommend LifeExtension Two Per Day Multivitamins.

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Ken April 22, 2013 at 2:29 am

Hello Vin,

Thank you for your reply. I am unable to take the smell and taste of eggs and liver since I was young. I literally throw up when I taste them. (I do take food made from eggs like cakes though).

Is there anything that can replace these?

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Vin Kutty April 22, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Sorry Ken, that puts you in a touch spot. Hopefully you can take a good multivitamin and hope for the best. Cakes are not a good idea – sugar!

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susan April 29, 2013 at 12:51 am

Hi, I am 68 years old, and have high chelestrol…Pretty good health otherwise. I am interested in your Omega supplement. It is so confusing trying to take good supplements and watch my budget. I was glad to hear you like the Life Extension products. Wondering how you feel about the Green Drink by Health Force…it has high ratings. I would like to just take a good supplement as drinks are harder to accomplish, but sort of feel mabye the green drinks work better then supplements. Do you think calcium is important too for women? I have VERY low energy. Could you make any recommendations for me, please?

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Vin Kutty April 29, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Hi Susan – I am unfamiliar with the green drink you mention. Green drinks often look healthier, but it all depends on what’s in it and what pill you’re comparing to. I’d stick with LifeExtensions Two Per Day multivitamins. It’s a decent compromise between number of pills and ingredients.

Yes, I do think calcium is important, but if you take calcium without taking magnesium, Vitamin D3 and especially Vitamin K2, you could be setting yourself up for trouble. See our blog on Vitamin K2 – coming out in a day or two.

Please check with your doctor about your energy level. If he/she dismisses you by saying that’s just a part of aging, may be you ought to get a second opinion or find an endocrinologist to check hormone levels etc. Certainly, 68 will be lower energy than when you were 48, but what you describe sounds like it needs some medical scrutiny.

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Ken May 1, 2013 at 7:29 am

I saw somewhere which mentioned if you take a high dose of fish oil , you need to take antioxidants such as C and E along with it, to prevent it from oxidizing in your bloodstream.) (oxidized oils do more harm than good.)

What is your take?

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Vin Kutty May 1, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Hi Ken – true, if you are taking 5 or 10 grams of Omega-3 per day, which I think is too much. If you are at 2 to 4 grams per day, that’s where you’ll get the most benefits without concern about adding to oxidative load. My take is to stay at 2 to 4 grams per day.

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Thelly May 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Hi, im taking fish oil with wheatgrass supplement (think its powdered form in capsule). Is it okay? And also, is wheatgrass okay in paleo diet?

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Vin Kutty May 8, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Hi Thelly – I see no issues with taking Omega-3 with wheat grass. Most grasses, green leaves are considered healthy for paleo type diets, but I suggest you go for the real thing…may be once a week, skip the pills and have salmon and actual wheat grass.

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Dimitris May 14, 2013 at 6:43 pm

I was taking 4 omacor pills and my trigly levels dropped down from 246 to 122 mg/dl while taking the first box of omegavia 3 pills per day my trigly levels went up to 230 mg/dl any suggestions?

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Vin Kutty May 16, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Hi Dimitris – I hear this occasionally. If your triglycerides responded to Omacor, we know that your body responds to Omega-3 well. Since the active ingredients in Omacor and OmegaVia are the same, the only explanation is that some other variable changed. Please refer to this article to see if explains your situation: http://www.omegavia.com/i-take-your-omega-3-but-my-triglycerides-still-went-up/

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Morris May 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Hi Vin,
I am presently taking generic synthroid 25mcg (hypothyroidism), generic zocor 10 mg, and a low dose bp med. How many omegavia pills can I safely take without increasing my ldl levels. My ldl level is currently 161. Thanks.

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Vin Kutty May 16, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Hi Morris – OmegaVia usually does not increase LDL noticeably. I have similar levels of LDL and I take 4 per day and have not noticed any increase.

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Elizabeth May 22, 2013 at 12:53 am

Hello Vin,
I’ve been reading your blog for a couple of hours now, after researching the best fish oil capsules with a high EPA to DHA ratio and was just getting prepared to purchase the OmegaVia brand when I read what fish are used. It appears that the best (small, lowest on the food chain) which you spoke about and which make up the contents of the current brand I use: anchovy, sardine, mackerel (& herring in my brand) are none of the fish used in OmegaVia. Needless to say, I’m wondering why & am quite concerned, since, as you acknowledged–these are indeed the best–and one of the 5 important things to look at when selecting a fish oil supplement. Your blog was very helpful and provided answers to several questions I had and I appreciate your sharing that with all of us.
As I’m very attracted to everything else about OmegaVia, I hope you will respond to this comment as I’m needing to purchase more fish oil caps as soon as I can.
Thank you very much for your time and informatioon,
Sincerely, Elizabeth

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Vin Kutty May 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

Hi Elizabeth – sardine, anchovy and mackerel are certainly good sources of fish oil. So are hoki, whiting, pollock. I don’t recommend salmon oils because they are usually a little higher in arsenic and require an extra purification step which manufacturers may or may not perform. I certainly don’t recommend tuna or shark oil for similar reasons. Assuming you’re not taking one of these off-limit oils, the rest are fine. But what really matters is what a manufacturer does with the oil before putting the oil into a pill. Alaskan pollock and whiting are remarkably clean fish that make very pure oils. We then perform multiple molecular distillations to make it even more pure. For what it’s worth, I was part of the team that formulated OmegaVia and take 4 pills a day and give it to my family. I’d never do that if I were not 100% comfortable with pollock and whiting.

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Elizabeth May 26, 2013 at 1:59 am

Vin,
Thank you so much for your reply. The fish oil supp that I’m currently taking only has the fish oil I mentioned in my comment. I appreciate your reassurance of the purity of the alaskan pollock & whiting & the info about the multiple molecular distillations that are part of the formulation, as well as the fact that you use this for your own family. The product I am now taking is molecularly distilled, pharmaceutical grade, & 3rd party tested for purity. The fish oil is obtained from wild caught deep sea plankton-eating fish, low on the food chain. The only reason I’m considering a change is that I’m looking for a supp that has a higher epa to dha ratio (mine is exactly 60% epa to 40% dha) & for the best quality for cost, & OmegaVia offers a better price. So, while I do believe your product is a very high quality one, I come back to my original question, which is: what is the reason for using pollock & whiting only & not using sardine and anchovy which are so low on the food chain?
Once again I look forward to your reply & appreciate your time & attention to answering my (& so many others) questions on this topic.
Thank you so much,
Elizabeth

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Vin Kutty May 26, 2013 at 8:29 am

Hi Elizabeth – hopefully I do a better job of answering your question this time!

From an oil quality perspective, we found pollock and whiting to be as good, if not better, than sardine and anchovy oil. The ‘low on the food chain’ argument only holds if you are eating the fish meat and to a lesser degree if you are consuming low-potency oils. With pharmaceutical grade oils that are over 80 or 85% pure Omega-3, you’re not really taking fish oils but rather a blend of five Omega-3 molecules. There is no room for non-Omega-3 molecules, let alone contaminants.

There is an environmental/sustainability component that I did not address in my last response: the anchovy fishery in Peru and Chile that supplies 80% of the fish oil for human consumption crashed in 2011. They caught less than a third of what they normally catch. The same thing happened in 2012. We don’t know if things will ever go back to normal. This happened to the cod fishery off the US east coast back in the 1980s – it still has not recovered.

OmegaVia used to have anchovy/sardine oil until 2010 and we changed our formula BEFORE the fishery crash in 2011. Switching to pollock and whiting was actually more expensive, but since it was MSC-certified to be sustainable, we felt it was the right thing to do.

The switch to pollock/whiting was the right thing to do in terms of quality, purity, sustainability and traceability. We also wanted to have a 100% American product (since more than half the fish oil supplements sold in the US have Chinese ingredients.)

I will write a blog about all this and expand on these issues.

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Elizabeth May 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Thank you Vin for your quick reply & for explaining to me the reason for for OmegaVia’s choice in the types of fish it uses. I have learned a tremendous amount about fish oil(S) from your blog. I was pretty uninformed until I began researching the topic. Your explanation makes a lot of sense & I certainly support using products that are from our country, especially if they are high quality & affordably priced.
Now that I have this information I will be be placing my order for OmegaVia fish oil as it definitely has a significantly higher ratio of epa to dha than the product I’m now using & at the best price for the high level of quality. Thank you again for your blog on this & for answering my questions. It is SO hard to compare products & get the info one really needs to choose something like this and your blog has been invaluable to me in this process.
Best Wishes & Good Health to you,
Elizabeth

Mehr May 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Hi Vin,

My son has been diagnosed with ADHD. His doc recommends starting him on multi-vitamins and omega 3. He is presently on wellkid chewable tab and osteocare. I would appreciate it if you could recommend a good omega 3 supplement for a 10 year old. His diet is mainly vegetarian during weekdays and non-veg meals are restricted to weekends.
Thanks a lot..

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Vin Kutty May 24, 2013 at 10:12 am

Hi Mehr – there are several children’s Omega-3 products made by Nordic Naturals and Barleans. You cant go wrong with either.

Although, I am thoroughly puzzled (and a little disturbed) by his diet! Look into a Paleo type diet (for every day of the week!) and eliminate ALL sugar, soft drinks, juices and processed foods from his diet.

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Mehr May 24, 2013 at 11:26 am

Hi Vin,

thanks, Vin! Where i live we have a limited choice of good quality brands and the only one available from the brands that you recommend is nordic naturals 3 6 9… so that should be good, right?

Why would you say ‘disturbed’? is vegetarian diet all that bad?! It’s just that I am a veg so don’t cook any meat or fish. My hubby eats non-veg and cooks over the weekends and that’s when the kids eat non-veg meals.

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Vin Kutty May 25, 2013 at 7:11 am

Nordic Naturals 3-6-9 is OK. I am generally not a fan of any supplement that adds to the already too high levels of Omega-6 in our diets.

I said ‘disturbed’ because kid’s chronic behavior disorders are more often than not, diet related…and vegetarian diets usually means a diet low in actual vegetables and high in grains and vegetable oils, both red flags for behavior issues. I also get a lot of emails from parents of kids with ADHD (my apologies for lumping) and from past experience, I get a lot of resistance to taking dietary responsibility.

Vegetarianism and veganism are morally and ethically superior choices but not nutritionally.

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Mehr May 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Thanks for your input, Vin! Appreciate the time and effort you put in to reply to every query or concern.

Hope that Omegavia comes out with kids’ supplements soon and ships to Dubai as well!

Thanks, again!

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Fabiola May 31, 2013 at 2:48 am

Hi Vin!! My mom has high cholesterol and triglycerides and her doctor recommended crestor. I read really bad reviews about it. How can she take Omegavia?

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Vin Kutty May 31, 2013 at 10:19 am

Hi Fabiola – since she already has doctor’s advice to start taking Crestor, this is a decision she needs to make with her doctor. OmegaVia is not an alternative for Crestor. Omega-3 does not reduce cholesterol, but it will reduce triglycerides. A lot of our customers take OmegaVia in addition to Cretor. Again, have her talk to her doctor about this.

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Annette June 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I have been taking Omegavia fish oil for three month now, and have found it very beneficial to the inflamation in my joints, all the pain is gone. Thank you!!!!! Omegavia :)

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Vin Kutty June 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

Hi Annette – glad to hear it! The EPA Omega-3 in OmegaVia is particularly good a reducing inflammation. Thank you for sharing.

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camille erickson June 19, 2013 at 6:33 pm

My husband is a pre-diabetic. He has been taking 4 Res-Q 1250 a day. His triglycerides are maintained without medication but his fasting blood sugar has creeped up a bit. I recently read that more then 3 grams of omega 3’s per day might cause an increase in blood glucose. Can you comment on that.

Also is Res-Q 1250 an acceptable brand. Thank you. Camille

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Vin Kutty June 22, 2013 at 6:15 am

Hi Camille –

If you look at the Res-Q 1250 product label, you will see that 1 pill has:
390 to 425 mg of EPA.
300 to 325 mg of DHA.

Generally, when you see ranges instead of a specific number, you need to be conservative and use the lower number. So you should assume 390 mg EPA and 300 mg DHA. This is 690 mg EPA + DHA per pill. This is mid-grade oil. It is not pharmaceutical grade per our definition.

The 750 – 780 mg is TOTAL Omega-3 per pill that contains 1250 mg of oil. 750 mg of Omega-3 in 1250 mg of oil is 60% strength. 60% strength oil will not reduce triglycerides. That’s not my opinion but published data. I explain why in this blog: http://www.omegavia.com/why-pharmaceutical-grade-fish-oil-is-better/ Triglyceride reduction will only occur with oils that are over 80 or 85% in Omega-3 content.

I’m not saying Res-Q is a bad product. Actually, it’s a fairly good one. There are dozens of other products with similar formulas and prices. If you’re happy with it, no need to change.

About the fasting blood glucose issue – Omega-3 can increase fasting blood glucose a little bit. If your husband is pre-diabetic, my guess is that he already has a fasting blood glucose above 100, in which case, a slightly higher BG is measuring the obvious. It’s telling you that he is pre-diabetic or diabetic. But you already knew that. You need to be monitoring BG an hour and two hours post meals – keep those under 120. If your concern is whether fish oil is pushing him into full diabetes, then don’t worry – Omega-3 has not been shown to do that. Only sugar, starch, carbs and inactivity will push him from pre-diabetic to full diabetic. NOW is the time to make a drastic U-turn in diet and activity. Once he is full-blown diabetic, he’ll probably have a lot fewer beta cells in his pancreas to produce the insulin necessary. You can still do something about it now.

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as June 20, 2013 at 5:49 am

Have you develop a smaller pill version of OmegaVia that may work a little better for children aging 5 to 10years

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Vin Kutty June 22, 2013 at 4:21 am

Hi as – we will be releasing a new smaller pill by the end of Summer – stay tuned.

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Heather July 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Hi! I’m interested in your product, but, if my children (ages 1-10) are unable to take your product, what would you recommend until they are old enough to do so.

Thanks!

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Vin Kutty July 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Hi Heather – there are several products made by Nordic Naturals and Barleans that are appropriate for very young children. Things like Omega smoothies, gummies etc that can get Omega-3 into kids without too much fussiness. We will be launching a much smaller OmegaVia pill in a month or two. 10-year olds should be able to take the small pill easily. Stay tuned.

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as August 3, 2013 at 7:22 am

I would like to know what should be included (which oil etc) and what to be excluded in our diet while we are taking omegavia for fast and visible results and what is Paleo diet.

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Vin Kutty August 3, 2013 at 6:39 pm

Hi as – when you’re taking Omega-3, you’re trying to lower inflammation. So it makes sense to eat more non-inflammatory oils like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado oil, butter, ghee etc. You also need to avoid vegetable seed oils like soybean, corn, cottonseed, sunflower, sesame, canola etc – which are all high in pro-inflammatory Omega-6 fats.

Paleo diet – there is plenty of info about it online, but it’s basically a whole foods diet. Vegetables, meats, fruits, nuts, eggs and seafood, all of which cooked generously with healthy oils listed above. It excludes all post-agriculture “foods” like grains, dairy and legumes.

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Tom Bliss August 16, 2013 at 8:16 pm

Hello Vin, great blog and source of information. Really appreciate your efforts. We have a child of Down Syndrome, she is almost 3 and highly functional. We have started giving her Arctic-D (liquid) from Nordic Naturals. We try to give her 5 ml twice a day. Based on your comments to avoid Cod and other higher food chain fish, what do you see our options? My wife has gotten creative and actually used two packages of unsweetened gelatin and combined all the herbs and oils to create “gummies” for Dany. 1100mg Omega3, 380mg EPA, 510 DHA, and 210mg other.
She gets tired of taking the liquids but loves gummies. I say a cautious word to all parents using gummies: watch the sugar levels and actually read the labels on the amount you need to give. The DHA/EPA we had from a great company required 12 gummies a day for a complete dose. Way too much sugar and also need to avoid artificial colorings, sweeteners, etc. I am hoping we can open your pills and use it in the gummies.
Thank you for any advice.

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Vin Kutty August 18, 2013 at 6:49 pm

Hi Tom – thank you. Great idea to make a gummy! You could try Nordic’s Ultimate Omega in liquid form and may be add a drop or two of Liquid D. Make sure you don’t go overboard on dosage. No more than 1000 mg Omega-3 per day for a 3 year old. And sun exposure or no more than 1000 or 2000 IU of D3 per day. I would not open OmegaVia pills! They are in ethyl ester form and so they neither taste good nor hold up well to air exposure. There is a reason why they are in enteric coated pills. You are better off with Nordic’s liquid product.

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Tom August 16, 2013 at 8:25 pm

Vin,
Your information is great. I could spend hours here reading all the details. Thanks so much.
I am working with a Nutritionist and they have recommended Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega3 D3 Sport (of course the brand they sell.) I read what you said about supplementing D outside of your fish oil so that makes sense and I will look to replace it with one that does not contain it.
The doctor has recommended me to take a high dose to start 5 – 6 pills a day and then level off to 3 permanently after a month or so. According to him, based on my family background being very Northern Europe, Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes, Fair skins, and my big toe is smaller than my “index” toe – my body will consume a lot more DHA/EPA than normal.
Do you know of any studies performed on regional heritage and the requirement for more or less DHA/EPA? If not, your thoughts at least.
Thank you

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Vin Kutty August 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Hi again, Tom – that Nordic product is good. I think you could/should get your Omegas and D separately. Lets you control how much of each you are getting based on your current Omega-3 and D status. Your light skin will make a LOT of D in the summertime if you go out in the sun. So no need to supplement D in the summer, but definitely do so in Winter and Spring. I would not take 5-6 pills for more than a month. That’s a high dosage and is OK for short-term inflammation reduction. Beyond that, stick with 2-3 pills per day. I don’t subscribe to the ‘big toe/northern european’ theory. Everyone can get too much of a good thing. If you dont have autoimmune issues or high triglycerides, you will be fine with 2000 mg of Omega-3 per day and reducing your Omega-6 consumption.

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IVAN August 20, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Hello Vin, I’m starting to take nutritional supplements and I’ve started with Nutrilite’s Double X Multivitamins (are this OK or should I try LifeExtension’s Multivitamins?). I’m considering now to take an Omega 3 supplement like OmegaVia, LifeExtension or Nutrilite (by Amway) but I’m not sure which and why would be best for me. I’m 36 years old and I have no history of heart disease nor high tryglicerides or cholesterol.
Thanks in advance.

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Vin Kutty August 21, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Hi Ivan – both of those multivitamins are good. Don’t take Centrum or One-a-day! As far as Omega-3, aim for 1000 mg per day and take the most potent (concentrated) oil you can find. I think Nurtilite is expensive. A product like OmegaVia if sold by Nutrilite/Amway would sell for $100 per bottle because of all the layers of ‘middlemen.’ You dont need to buy OmegaVia but there are choices other than Nutrilite.

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Joedy August 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Hi Vin, I discovered your site yesterday after trying to research just what’s in Lovaza (significant other takes) and if it is composed entirely of fish oil. I was much impressed with all the info you put out and decided to put myself on auto-ship, getting one bottle a month for myself. I am 64, a type 1 diabetic, currently in the process of healing a stress fracture of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th metatarsal.
I am on the omni-pod insulin delivery system and am extremely happy with the ease of managing my condition. I take 300 mg of Co-Q 10, 4000 units of D3 (upped from 2000, due to fracture), 500 mg of C, 5000 mcg biotin, a Hair Essentials dietary suplement (hair loss), and extra-strength fish oil, 1200 mg ( but only having 360 mg of omega-3).
I have a slight degree of arthritis in joints and some inflamation. I want very much to see what the OmegaVia can do for me. I just read, after ordering, that it can increase BG levels and I will need to be very cautious and ever-watchful.
In any case, thank you for your wonderful site. I will give a shout-out in a month or so to tell you how 2 capsules each AM will affect me.

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Vin Kutty August 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Hi Joedy – thank you. Please keep us posted on how it works for you. You may wish to consider adding Magnesium and Vitamin K2 to help heal your fractures.

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Liza August 26, 2013 at 4:45 am

Is Omegavia in Ethyl Ester form or Triglyceride form? I read somewhere that most fish oils are left in Ethyl Ester form during the purification process and not converted back to its natural Triglyceride state and therefore is more difficult to absorb. Is this true?

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Vin Kutty August 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Hi Liza – OmegaVia is an ethyl ester form. Most concentrated fish oils are ethyl ester forms. Converting it back to triglyceride requires an enzymatic conversion which I think is unnecessary. 99% of what you hear/read about ethyl ester vs triglyceride is marketing hype. The pharmacodynamics of both forms are exactly the same – there is not one tiny shred of scientific evidence that suggests the pharmacodynamics of these two forms differ. More here: http://www.omegavia.com/fish-oil-ethyl-ester-vs-triglyceride-revisited/

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pete October 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm

has anyone used this to lower cardio crp levels mine is high was told fish oil may help lowering it.

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Vin Kutty October 19, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Hi Pete – Omega-3 does not lower CRP. Omega-7 from fish will. Omega-7 is also found in seabuckthorn but do not take that stuff. Seabuckthorn has a contaminant that can hurt your pancreas. Only buy Omega-7 that’s made from fish. A good brand is Cardia7.

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pete October 20, 2013 at 1:54 am

thank you so much for the info I will try cardia7

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Riccardo October 23, 2013 at 7:05 am

Beside Omegavia, vitamin D3, magnesium, probiotic and digestive enzymes, I was thinking to add Jigsaw Health – Activated B w/SRT, Jarrow Formulas B-12 and Life Extension Optimised Folate. Would that be too much B intake? I suffer of anxiety and depression.
Thank you so much in advance for your advice

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Vin Kutty October 23, 2013 at 7:26 pm

Hi Riccardo – dont need all those different Bs. I’d stick with just the Jigsaw Health product. Also, consider eating a few eggs a week. You need to start with a good diet. You cannot outrun a bad diet with supplements. Please look into Paleo or Primal diets.

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Riccardo October 23, 2013 at 10:59 pm

Thank you Vin for your suggestion. I thought taking folate and methyl B12 since I heard that the combination of the two is very effective on depression. What do you think? thanks alot

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Vin Kutty October 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Hi Riccardo – effective only if you’re deficient in them and that’s what’s causing your depression. If not, more may not do anything. If you eat egg yolks regularly, you won’t be deficient in either AND you will get a TON of other necessary nutrients.

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