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Ovega-3 Vegetarian Softgels, 500 mg, 60 Count
- Ovega-3 is the first fish-free vegetarian omega-3 fatty acid supplement with both DHA and EPA
- Each Ovega-3 softgel provides a minimum of 500 mg of the heart healthy omega-3s DHA & EPA from algae, including at least 320 mg of DHA and at least 130 mg of EPA.
- 100% free of ocean-borne pollutants and toxins potentially found in certain fish
- Free of allergens associated with fish oil
- Sustainable and will not deplete the ocean's supply of fish
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Ovega-3 is a vegetarian omega-3 supplement containing high levels of both DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids, to support heart health*. From a sustainable source, Ovega-3 offers the same heart healthy benefits of fish oil but without the "fishy" aftertaste or "fish burps" associated with many fish oils.
How do we do this? Simple. We don't use fish.
Ovega-3 is the shortest distance between you and the DHA & EPA omega-3s you need for optimal health.
Most people think fish are the original source of DHA and EPA omega-3s, but it's really the algae in their food chain that contain these important omega-3 fatty acids. Ovega-3 has cut out the middleman – fish – and gone directly to the source, using algae grown outside of the ocean in an FDA-inspected facility.
Algae, what’s the big deal?
Thanks to Mother Nature, various species of algae have some amazingly useful properties. Certain algae are naturally high producers of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid that supports brain, eye and heart health*. Algae also provide a sustainable source of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid that supports heart health*.
Are all strains of algae created equal? No. The scientists behind Ovega-3 are world leaders in discovering the properties of algae and developing their nutritional applications.
For instance, life'sDHA, the brand of DHA used in Ovega-3, was discovered over two decades ago as scientists were studying the beneficial use of algae in long-term space flight. These scientists identified a strain of algae that naturally produces high amounts of DHA and most recently have identified another strain of algae that produces high amounts of both DHA and EPA omega-3s. This is what powers Ovega-3.
Size: 60 Count
IngredientsOmega-3 fatty acids (from Algal Oil), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), Algal Oil (which contains high oleic sunflower oil, rosemary extract, antioxidants [tocopherols and ascorbyl palmitate]), Corn Starch, Glycerin (from palm oil), Sorbitol, Carrageenan, Purified Water, Beta Carotene, and Caramel Color.
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Top Customer Reviews
so the pro is that the capsules contain 120mg more DHA and 130mg more EPA than the deva supplements. also, for the amount of omega3 you're getting ovega-3 is less expensive (even with the deva price being reduced on amazon). the cons are:
* capsule size is significantly larger...i'd say by 30%-40%. however, they are still relatively easy to swallow as they have a smooth coating
* the capsules have an odd smell...sort of a plastic/seaweed combo. not super strong so it's not a big deal to me, though i prefer the deva supplements on this point (they didn't have any noticeable scent)
overall i think i like the ovega-3 supplements better - mostly because i have to take fewer per day, and also because they are a bit less expensive. however, if i only required 200mg-400mg of omega-3 per day i'd probably stick with deva because they are smaller and don't have an odd scent.
EDIT: some reviews of this product imply that you would need to take 2-3 deva supplements to equal one ovega-3 supplement which is misleading. the deva supplements contain 200mg of DHA, 0mg EPA. the ovega-3 supplements contain 320mg DHA, 130mg EPA. DHA and EPA work in different ways, and most people require more DHA than EPA (which is undoubtedly why ovega-3 has more DHA than EPA in it). therefore one cannot make a 'total mg to total mg' comparison of these two supplements; only a 'total DHA to total DHA' and 'total EPA to total EPA' comparison.
UPDATE (04.23.13): when i first purchased these supplements they were about $17, arrived within three days of purchase, and the order was fulfilled by the vitamin shoppe. every order thereafter (i've ordered these through amazon about ten times now) was fulfilled by a different company, but the cost and shipping time remained about the same. the last time i placed an order it was fulfilled by PharmaFrag. the price was about $20 total (including shipping) and the order took over two weeks to arrive - at one point i was actually going to get in contact with them to ask if they forgot to ship it, but finally arrived shortly after that. i was annoyed about the price increase and ridiculous amount of time it took the order to be mailed out but i wasn't going to amend my review because at that point i thought each time i ordered this product it was coming from the same company and this time was just a fluke.
today i received an email from PharmaFrag - this is an excerpt of that email:
"I would please ask you to take just a few minutes and leave us a 5 star feedback by clicking on the link Bellow: This will be greatly appreciated and helpful. Please do not give us a bad feedback or even a neutral. It will make our account on a negative site and it will affect our ability to serve you in the future."
i thought this was a pretty weird email which is basically telling me to give them five stars. having never before received this email after purchasing ovega-3, i looked into my order history and realized i have been buying this product from a different company each time i order. the point of this lengthy update is that i think PharmaFrag is a pretty slimy company and i won't be purchasing from them again. in addition, when i consider the fact that the price is higher and it took forever for the ovega-3 to get to me, i've decided to just buy this from my local vitamin supply shop (which is selling it for about $25 - the additional $3 is well worth getting the product immediately and not supporting a company that i think it trying to manipulate people into giving positive feedback for inadequate service).
i want to make it clear that i did NOT change my star rating of this product. i still think the product itself is great, i just wanted to include this update so people know if they're ordering from PharmaFrag their order may take a really long time to arrive. also, in my original review i made the point that this product has a better bang for your buck than the deva supplements, but if the price keeps going up that won't be true anymore.
"The colorants used in Ovega-3 are caramel and beta-carotene. Both are derived from natural sources and considered safe for use in food products (dietary supplements) when meeting certain standards set by the FDA. As the algal oil is very sensitive to heat and light, we added a colorant in the soft-gel capsule to add an extra layer of protection for the algal contained within. The source of the caramel in from DE highly refined corn syrup."
I then inquired about the sorbitol ingredient. I asked if it was naturally sourced or synthetic [...] and this is what they said:
"There are no synthetic ingredients in our products. Also, all ingredients are non GMO."
I searched 2 weeks for a product with exactly what I was looking for at a decent price and I found this!
*60 soft gels (2 month supply at one a day (on bottle) or 30 day supply if you take 2 a day)
*The pills give 130 EPA and 320 DHA in the form of algal oil for EACH soft gel
*They are soft gels (made with all plant materials and non gmo) Modified cornstarch, carragreenan, glycerin, sorbitol, water, beta-carotene, caramel
*The pills kinda large, but easy to swallow, especially with it being a soft gel
*The glycerin in this is made from palm oil and the cornstarch used is made with
NON-GMO based corn!
*They don't smell like fish..they have a faint dry grass smell to them kinda like dry rabbit pellet food.
*Doesn't cause fishy burping taste, etc (theres never any indication that i've taken it really, which is good)
*Comes in a Large Dark colored bottle
*has more DHA per serving than other pills and is supplemented with EPA which some other pills are not!
~Cons: No Safety Child Cap! Hopefully they will give this option in the future!
(I do keep mine up in the top cabinet, but you never know what can happen when you have kids)
This price was good for $22 plus FREE shipping, But they ended up charging me $11 for shipping...Next time I will buy directly from Amazon since they have it for $24 with definite super saver shipping!
I received in less than a week, which is average =)
~Overall great product and I highly recommended it! I am a Vegan and am so glad that I found this!
for more info on the source of their algae, etc..check out the oveg-3 website..it has lots of good info and even a free coupon for $1 off! W@@T!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
They were not in the description.
Now I am throwing out the whole bottle. Why can't I return this?