The most important quality consideration in selecting an Omega-3 product is the amount and concentration of the EPA and DHA. These two anti-inflammatory ingredients produce the long list of health benefits derived from fish oil.
Most fish oil sold in stores has a very low EPA / DHA concentration, typically an 18% EPA and 12% DHA ratio. This means that the remaining 70% of the fish oil contains less beneficial and lesser refined fatty acids that contribute to fishy taste and fish burps.
Vitoria Bioscience’s OMAPURE™ as well as Dr. Sears’ OmegaRx Fish Oil both play at the premium end of the Omega-3 market. Both products are ultra-refined and carry over 60% EPA/DHA concentration.
In fact, OMAPURE™ has a slightly higher EPA/DHA concentration (e.g. 70% EPA and DHA vs. Sear’s 60% EPA). OMAPURE™’s softgels are slightly smaller in size than Dr. Sears’, so the total EPA & DHA is almost identical for four softgels (2390mg vs. 2400mg).
Both products deliver about 8 times more Omega-3’s than a typical retail fish oil supplement.
In terms of fish oil supply, both OMAPURE™ and OmegaRx are sourced from cold, pristine waters off of South America where there are less environmental purities.
The bottom line: there is no meaningful difference in quality