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Product Review: Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil)
 

Initial Posting: 4/5/14  Updated 4/14/14
Fish Oil and Other Marine Oil Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com Best Fish Oil? Testing Finds Many High Quality Supplements, But Pitfalls Exist

Review of Fish Oil, Krill Oil, Algal Oil, Calamari Oil, and Green-lipped Mussel Oil; Supplements for Pregnancy, Children, and Pets Included

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Alphabetical list of fish oil, krill oil, algal oil, calamari oil, and green-lipped mussel oil supplements in report

1-800-PetMeds Omega 3 for Dogs & Cats Metagenics OmegaGenics Pure Alaska Omega
21st Century Fish Oil Minami MorEPA Platinum Puritan's Pride Omega-3 Fish Oil
Animal Essentials Fish Oil Plus Natural Factors Triple Strength RxOmega-3 Rexall Omega-3
ARIIX Omega-Q Nature Made Fish Oil Schiff MegaRed Omega-3 Krill Oil
Barlean's Organic Oils Fresh Catch Fish Oil Nature's Bounty Mini Fish Oil Simply Right (Sam's Club) Triple Strength Fish Oil
Bioglan Kids Smart Hi DHA-Omega-3 Fish Oil New Chapter WholeMega Solgar Omega 3
Brain Strong Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega Source Naturals EPA-DHA
Carlson Fish Oil Lemon Flavor NOW Omega-3 Spectrum Essentials Prenatal DHA
Centrum ProNutrients Omega 3 NutriGold Double Strength Krill Gold Trader Joe's Omega-3
Coromega Omega3 Kids NutriGold Triglyceride Omega-3 Gold TwinLab Omega-3
CVS Pharmacy Fish Oil NutriGold Triple Strength Omega-3 Gold Up & Up (Target) Adult Gummy Omega-3
Deva Vegan Omega-3 DHA Ocean Blue Minicaps USANA Biomega
Dr. Mercola Krill Oil Omega Infusion Shot Vitacost Mega EFA
Dr. Sears Primal Force Ultra Omeganol Omega XL VitalOils1000
Finest Natural (Walgreens) Fish Oil OmegaBrite Vitamin Shoppe Omega 3 Fish Oil 800/500
Kirkland (Costco) Signature Fish Oil Omega-Caps Vitamin World Omega-3 Fish Oil
LaneLabs EcoOmega Ovega-3 Xtendlife Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil Premium
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Laboratory tests of fish oil, krill oil, algal oil, calamari oil, and green-lipped mussel oil supplements by ConsumerLab.com revealed quality problems with 4 out of 30 of these omega-3 fatty acid supplements selected for review. Three supplements, including some for children, lacked more than 10% of their listed EPA and/or DHA. Another product failed to list the ingredients in its coating. In addition, ConsumerLab.com found that a widely promoted "Omega" supplement actually contained only a tiny amount of omega-3 oils EPA and DHA.
 
Among the many products which passed testing, ConsumerLab.com found that EPA and DHA could be obtained for as little as just few cents a day from particular softgels, enteric-coated softgels, and liquids. These top-rated products passed an extensive battery of expert tests indicating that they contained what they claimed and were not contaminated with mercury or PCBs. 
 
You must be a member to get the full test results for fish oil and other marine oil pills and liquid supplements along with ConsumerLab.com recommendations and quality ratings. You will get results for 30 supplements selected by ConsumerLab.com, 19 others that passed voluntary, quality certification testing, and information about two products similar to one which passed testing.  

In this comprehensive report, you'll discover:
    • Which fish oil and omega-3 supplements failed or passed testing and why. 
    • The latest information on benefits of fish oil and omega-3s, as well as what they cannot do.
    • Direct comparisons and quality ratings of fish, krill, algal, calamari, and green-lipped mussel oil supplements -- including those for pregnant women, other adults, children, and pets.
    • Which products provide the best value and which are most concentrated (so you can take fewer or smaller pills) including softgels, liquids, and enteric-coated pills.
    • Important differences among common forms of fish oil: natural, ethyl esters, and re-esterified triglycerides. 
    • The dose of the omega-3s EPA and DHA for specific uses -- and how much is too much.
    • Side-effects and cautions with supplements made with fish oil, krill oil and other marine oils. 
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ConsumerLab.com Answers -- for Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil)
Question:
Lovaza, a prescription omega-3 fish oil, is very expensive. Can I get the same omega-3 oils from a supplement that costs less? Get the answer >>

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What Is Marine-D3 and does it live up to anti-aging claims? Get the answer >>

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Is fish oil safe? Is it contaminated with mercury and PCBs? Get the answer >>

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Is it true that fish oil may help protect the body against air pollution? Get the answer >>
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