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LABDOOR SCORE
81.2 of 100
Quality Rank 2 of 54

Value Rank 16 of 54


Ratings and Key Data

One serving of Viva Labs Ultra Strength Omega-3 Fish Oil measured 1959.8mg omega-3 fatty acids, consisting of 1351.4mg EPA and 478.3mg DHA. Furthermore, EPA + DHA content accounted for 79% of total fish oil content.

Label Accuracy
Product Purity
Nutritional Value
Ingredient Safety
Projected Efficacy
  • Analytical Tests 7
  • Serving Size 2 Softgels
  • Total Omega-3 1959.8 mg
  • EPA/Serving 1351.4 mg
  • DHA/Serving 478.3mg
  • Mercury <10 PPB (Upper Limit = 100 PPB)

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Label Accuracy

Label Accuracy
Category Average

Omega-3 fatty acid content was measured at 1959.8mg/serving, 2.0% below its 2000mg label claim.

EPA content, at 1351.4mg/serving, below its label claim by 3.5%, while DHA content, at 478.3mg/serving, fell below its label claim by only 0.4%.


Product Purity

Product Purity
Category Average

Mercury content measured at less than 10 PPB (below the detection limit). The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) mercury limit is 100 PPB.

Peroxide value recorded at 1.8 meq/kg, and a p-anisidine value recorded at 6.1.

Note: Our freshness scores are based entirely on peroxide values, measures of primary oxidation in fatty acids. Flavoring agents have been shown to skew p-anisidine values (measures of secondary oxidation). LabDoor is currently researching alternative p-anisidine assays that have the capability to account for and eliminate the effects of flavoring.


Nutritional Value

Nutritional Value
Category Average

One serving of this product provides 1959.8mg total omega-3 fatty acids, significantly over the 1.1g - 1.6g daily Adequate Intake (AI) range set by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for individuals over the age of 14. Of the total omega-3 content, EPA accounts for 1351.4mg and DHA accounts for 478.3mg. There is currently no established daily recommended intake for EPA and DHA, although the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation -- 0.3g - 0.5g EPA + DHA/day with 0.8g - 1.1g ALA/day (which is partially converted to EPA and DHA) -- is held in high regard.

Furthermore, this product consists of 79% EPA + DHA.


Ingredient Safety

Ingredient Safety
Category Average

Mercury content measured at less than 10 PPB, below the 100 PPB limit established by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED).

No flagged inactive ingredients were recorded in this product.


Projected Efficacy

Projected Efficacy
Category Average

Omega-3 fatty acids constitute 85% of this product's total fish oil content.

1959.8mg of total omega-3 fatty acids, consisting of 1351.4mg EPA and 478.3 DHA, is expected to be highly effective based on an estimated 1g recommended daily intake.

Omega-3 fatty acids are clinically shown to improve cardiovascular conditions such as coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemia and hypertension, and, according to limited evidence, enhance cognition, reduce anxiety, improve athletic performance and decrease risk of certain cancers. Clinical research supporting the latter effects is promising, but not conclusive; additional research is required before any conclusions can be drawn.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.