Fish Oil is More Precious than Caviar

Dr. Sears' Blog: You're Going Need a Lot of Caviar

I was recently asked by a Russian colleague what I thought about red caviar (from salmon) and black caviar (from sturgeon), and whether it is a good source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. My colleague grew up in an environment where her family and friends believed that caviar had a lot of health benefits (except for the salt, of course) and where red caviar was a staple during celebrations.

I did a little research on the USDA Nutrient database as to the content of EPA and DHA in caviar. A 50 gram serving contains about 3.2 grams of EPA and DHA. With caviar running anywhere from $50 to $1,000 or more per 50 gram tin, that makes 3.2 grams of EPA and DHA cost between $50 to  $1,000. Yikes!

In comparison, one serving of OmegaRx 2 has 3 grams of EPA and DHA and one teaspoon of liquid OmegaRx 2 has 3.3 grams of EPA and DHA. Not only are you paying an arm and leg for caviar compared to OmegaRx 2 for the same level of EPA and DHA, one can only guess what else (besides the salt) is in the caviar.

With the 3.2 grams of EPA and DHA in OmegaRx 2 costing about $1.50 compared to $50 to $1,000 for 50 grams of caviar, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see which is the better deal. You would need 50 grams of caviar to get the same level of EPA and DHA as one serving of  Dr. Sears Zone OmegaRx 2 fish oil!

There is an old saying that “a fool and their money are soon parted.” Personally, I would recommend getting your EPA and DHA from OmegaRx and save the money from the caviar to buy expensive jewelry. It lasts longer.

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About Dr. Barry Sears

Dr. Barry Sears is a leading authority on the impact of the diet on hormonal response, genetic expression, and inflammation. A former research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Sears has dedicated his research efforts over the past 45 years to the study of lipids. He has published 40 scientific articles and holds 14 U.S. patents in the areas of intravenous drug delivery systems and hormonal regulation for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. He has also written 14 books, including the New York Times #1 best-seller, The Zone, which have sold more than 6 million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into 22 different languages.


  1. Kenneth Sipler

    I have taken allergy meds like Zyrtec for a long time like years. Since entering the Zone I have eliminated most medications except for singulair and Symbicort. That will end my dependence on all medicstions, however when I stopped the Zyrtec recently I began having joint pain in my hands and wrist. I take 900 mg of fish oil daily but the arthritis pain continues after working on yard jobs. Is the pain a result of stopping the allergy medication and what nutritional changes can I make. Looking for non medication relief.

  2. Rod Bahramy

    Being from northern Iran where the most expensive caviar in the world come from , I grew up on caviar because when you get fish from the market, it comes fresh and most of the times when opening the stomach you find caviar. it is the most delicious thing in the world . American industries add salt to it as preservative. that is why most people don’t like it because it is too salty, Now that it is not cheep for me any more I depend on Dr Sears Omega Rx2 for the health benefit. I am very happy with this and any other Zone products. Thank you Dr. Sears

  3. Di

    I completely disagree with this doctor. Even if he is right that fish oil supplement has more concentrated PEA and DNA. I believe that caviar shall not be compared to the oil simply because of “what else” is in caviar.


    NO MTIVITAMIN PULL ON THE MARKET HAS SO MANY VITAL ELEMENTS IN THE MOST ABSORBABLE FORM. CAVIAR has everything needed for healthy skin, bones, eyes, immune system of baby fish!

    Overprocessed fish oil is not even close.

  4. Dr Kimmell

    Dr. Sears, are you familiar with an article titled “Why Fish Oil Fails, A Comprehensive 21 Century Lipid Based Analysts” from 2014? I follow you thinking on fish oil and am writing a book on Alzheimer’s disease. The article of why fish oil fails seems so counter to much that you wrote in you book about the miracle of high dose fish oil. Please comment. Thank you, Dr ME Kimmell M.D. Lt. Col. US Army Ret.

  5. Douglas Dawes

    I have used OmegaRx for years and believe it is, by-in-far, the best Fish Oil on the market today.

    Doug Dawes
    Georgetown, MA 01833


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