Plant seed oils are popular supplements that provide omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Flaxseed oil is rich in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). Black currant, borage, and evening primrose oils are good sources of the omega-6 fatty acid GLA (gamma-linolenic acid).
But which are the best flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, and borage oil supplements?
Analyses by ConsumerLab.com found that only 14 of 16 products selected for testing and quality rating met criteria for freshness and labeling. One supplement was found to completely lack the omega-6 fatty acid GLA -- indicating that it didn't contain a plant oil it promised. Another product mislabeled its amount of oleic acid, an omega-9 fatty acid.
You must join to get the full test results and ratings for supplements containing flaxseed, black currant, borage, and evening primrose seed oils along with ConsumerLab.com recommendations and quality ratings. You will get results for 26 supplements: 16 selected by ConsumerLab.com and 10 others that passed voluntary quality certification testing. Included are two products for pets. You'll also get information about two supplements similar to ones that passed testing.
In this comprehensive report, you'll discover:
- Which omega-3 and omega-6 supplements failed testing and which passed our testing
- Direct comparisons and quality ratings of omega-3 and -6 supplements that include flaxseed oil, black currant oil, borage oil, and evening primrose oil
- What omega-3 and omega-6 supplements can and cannot do for conditions including cardiovascular disease and inflammatory diseases (eczema. mastitis, dry eye)
- Dosage for specific uses of various plant seed oils
- Concerns, cautions, and potential drug interactions of plant seed oil supplements
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