Today we review CalamarineD Omega-3, an omega supplement by Dr Sinatra. Unlike being derived from fish oils, it is derived from squid oil. This supplement has been cardiologist formulated. It is DHA-rich, and designed to improve heart, brain and eye health. It also contains vitamin D3, aiding bioavailability and calcium absorption.
Omega-3 deficiency is on the rise thanks to one-the-go, pure seafood defunct diets. When the body lacks fatty acids, you will be more prone to aging, depression, joint and other inflammation and a host of ailments. An Omega-3 deficiency can cause brain decline, migraines, joint degeneration and contribute to vascular disease. As a result, Omega-3 fish oil supplements are often used to help treat arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and heart disease.
The strength, efficacy and viability of an Omega-3 supplement for your health rests largely on the amount of EPA and DHA contained. These two fatty acids are critical to healthy functioning of the body. You can only get them from fish, but you’d have to eat huge amounts of fish pristinely sourced seafood not contaminated by toxins to ingest the recommended daily dose of 500 mg EPA and 300 mg DHA.
What’s in Dr Sinatra CalamarineD Omega-3?
Calamarine Oil Concentrate (from squid) 1000 mg – An oil derived from squid tissue. Fish oils in general contribute enormously to health by lowering depression, fighting aging, decreasing cholesterol and improving joint health.
- EPA 330 mg – A ‘good fat’ integral to overall health and functioning. The body does not store it so it has to be replenished.
- DHA 570 mg – A fatty acid integral to good eye and brain development.
- Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol) 5000 IU – Supports brain function and balances immune support.
- Glycerin – This is a capsule-related ingredient. It often binds and softens contents whether in liquid or gelatin form.
- Gelatin – This is a binder and filler for the contents.
- Natural lemon flavor – Used to disguise any fish aftertaste.
- Rosemary oil – A natural antioxidant and anti inflammatory.
- Ascorbyl palmitate – A source of vitamin C and an additive high in antioxidants.
- Ethyl ester – Contains compounds beneficial to heart health.
Mixed tocopherols – A natural source of vitamin E.
How Do You Use Dr Sinatra CalamarineD Omega-3?
Take one capsule twice a day, preferably with food. See a doctor first if you are taking tablets for high blood pressure, or are pregnant, breastfeeding or on any other medication.
The product was out of stock on Amazon at the time of compiling this research. It may have been out of stock for a while as the consumer review history shows consumers mentioning lack of availability too. On the Dr Sinatra website, you can purchase a bottle of 60 capsules for $13.19. This is a one month’s supply. If you subscribe via a shipping order, the cost comes down to $10.55 per bottle.
Is There a Guarantee?
A 100% money back guarantee applies if you return the product within 3 months. However, it is not clear if the returns policy covers used bottles and partially used bottles, or only unopened ones.
Conclusion of Our Dr Sinatra CalamarineD Omega-3 Review
Calamarine oil is higher in vitamin D3 and DHA than other fish oils. The EPA and DHA per serving contained matches the recommended daily dose. These two fatty acids are also more bioavailable thanks to the D3 included, so the anti inflammatory and anti aging properties should be enhanced. It is also flavored so as to disguise any fishy taste.
However, you have to take two servings per day to get what is considered an average EPA and DHA dose in this supplement. We have researched supplements that do the same thing in one serving or capsule, at a lower price. This supplement therefore becomes expensive if you intend to take it on an ongoing basis. Furthermore, it is hard to tell whether in fact calamarine oil does have the benefits stated compared to other fish oils, or whether there is no real difference. That said there are a few added benefits to this formula but the critical thing remains the mg of EPA and DHA which is higher in some other supplements, for a lower price.