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 reviewed a name-brand 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 also decided to review 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). 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. DHA benefits the heart, brain and eyes, while EPA reduces inflammation, inhibits cholesterol synthesis and encourages a healthy cardiovascular system.
The bottle of Res-Q 1250 contains 200 capsules whereas Brand X only provides 60. Res-Q 1250 costs $56; Brand X krill oil costs $32.98. In other words, the unit price of a Brand X capsule is 54 cents ($32.98/60).1 One Res-Q 1250 capsule costs 28 cents ($56/200). Therefore, Res-Q is the least expensive of the two supplements; it’s the best buy.
N3 Oceanic, maker of the Res-Q product line, always offers price discounts or promotional offers. Prior to placing your first order, have a product consultation with one of our Res-Q consultants. Call the customer service department at 1-800-262-5483 (26-ALIVE). Res-Q consultants are not only knowledgeable but can offer you a reduced price, special discounts or free shipping.
1 current retail price as of 01/17/13