The cost is a whopping $150.80 average retail cost for a month supply with a dose of 2-grams daily (double that for the recommended 4-grams per day regiment). Consider similar pharmaceutical grade fish-oil n-3FA products such as Vita Sanus Opti-EFA where a 2-gram/d regiment would only cost $39.00/month.
From the Lovaza Site http://www.lovaza.com/benefits-of-lovaza/prescription.html :
- LOVAZA uses a 5-step purification process that helps remove mercury and other environmental toxins that can be present in fish oil and ensures reliable concentration of EPA and DHA in every capsule
- The FDA-approved dose of LOVAZA is 4 capsules per day. It could take up to 14 capsules per day of an omega-3 supplement to provide the same amount of EPA and DHA found in 4 capsules of LOVAZA
By definition pharmaceutical grade:
Pharmaceutical grade fish oil has the following characteristics:
|•||Concentration of EPA and DHA > 60%|
|•||Ratio of EPA/AA > 25:1|
|•||Concentration of PCBs <>|
Furthermore given that Lovaza advertises that one gram (one gel cap) has 1 gram of n-3FA and 465 mg of EPA and 375 mg of DHA, the VS Opti-EFA trumps its EFA & DHA content with an equivalent one gram (2-gel caps) equivalent dose having 600 mg of EPA and 400 mg of DHA. All at a much more comfortable cost. You will spend over $150/month for Lovaza when you can spend under $40/month for Opti-EFA or similar brands and get a bigger bang for your buck on DHA/EPA content. Do the math, it is a no brainer.