Drug Companies Rx Your Omega 3s

For years, I have been singing the praises of pharmaceutical grade Omega 3 Fish Oils.

  • They’re anti-inflammatory
  • They’re good for your heart
  • They’re good for your joints
  • They’re good for a whole bunch of stuff that ails you

And they’re also good enough to have peaked the interest of the bigwigs at GlaxoSmithKline.

For a couple of years now, GSK has been producing a Omega 3 fish oil product called lovaza.

Lovaza is a concentrated fish oil (high in EPA & DHA) designed to help lower triglycerides.

Kind of like Ascenta Nutra-Sea or Nordic Naturals.

In fact, it’s almost identical to the high potency versions already availablein the supplement market.

So, why should you choose to get your Omega 3s from GlaxoSmithKline instead of from Ascenta or Nordic Naturals or one of the other high-end supplement companies that have been spreading the fish-oil gospel for years and years?

Maybe because your doctor told you to.

And there’s the problem.

Unlike the supplement companies peddling fish oil in the free market, GSK has bypassed the free market and attempted to corner the Omega 3 market with the help of their best salesman – your doctor.

Not to mention their massive advertising budgets.

And the deep pockets required to sell product at a loss in order to drive competitors out of business.

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But that would never happen.

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  1. Hey,

    Long time reader, first time commenter.
    Just wanted to express my appreciation for all the high quality information and insightful opinions you have been providing to us, the readers for all this time.Keep up the good.

    A fan! 🙂

  2. How do I know you aren’t just trying to push this Omega 3 supplement to make money advertising it?

    I’m sure this stuff is 10 times more expensive than the stuff you can get a the local grocery.

  3. Hi Jim,

    The supplements that I recommend are the ones that I (or my training clients use or have used depending upon our needs). As I mention on my supplements page, I receive a 4% kickback/finders fee/commission from Amazon on every purchase.

    That means on a $26 bottle of Ascenta Nutra Sea, I make about $1. Definitely not enough to retire on.

    In fact, I have yet to receive any payment from amazon as very few people have purchased anything through my little Amazon store…sigh.

    Re omega 3 supplements from the local grocery, unless they are tested via a 3rd party testing company and is willing to show you the test results, I assume that their product is full of mercury, pollutants and various other ocean garbage.

    Regarding your trust, I hope that I have built up a little faith with my readers over the course of my 2 years of blogging. This blog is a pet project for me. I pay my rent with my personal training business. If you are a new reader, poke around a little bit and feel free to keep asking questions

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