LOVAZA® vs. Fish-oil

Understand the difference between LOVAZA® and over the counter fish oil supplements

Fish Oil Supplements

  • Not inspected by the FDA for purity.
  • May not contain a scientifically significant amount of omega-3 DHA or EPA.
  • FDA research has shown that many OTC fish oil supplements do not meet the standard required for scientific health claims.
  • Not intended or approved to treat heart disease
  • Can contain oils other than omega-3s, responsible for putrefaction (“fishy smell, fishy burps”)


  • Regulated by the FDA for purity and dosage standards
  • Molecularly distilled, contains greater than 90% omega-3
  • Contains 4 grams of omega-3 per dose, a dose high enough to meet clinical significance
  • The only prescription omega-3 to contain a proprietary blend of the active ingredients EPA and DHA, essential fatty-acids
  • FDA-Approved for the treatment of very high triglycerides 
Is LOVAZA® fish oil?

LOVAZA® contains the same omega-3 fatty-acids (EPA and DHA) found in fish oil. The key difference is the amount and ratio of EPA and DHA in each capsule: LOVAZA® contains 1 gram of pure Omega-3, while most over-the-counter fish oils a patented ratio of EPA and DHA