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Fish Oil and Omega-3 and -7 Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, and Sea Buckthorn)

Find the best fish oil and omega-3 supplements (including krill oil, algal oil and others) from independent tests and reviews by ConsumerLab.com. Includes tests of EPA and DHA levels, freshness, purity, and contamination, as well as comparisons of forms (triglyceride vs ethyl ester) and price. Plus, get information about clinical evidence for fish oil, safety, side effects, drug interactions, comparisons to prescription fish oils and more.

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ConsumerLab.com Answers to Questions Found:
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1.I'm a vegan but my doctor wants me to take fish oil with EPA and DHA. Is there something I can take that would be as good as fish oil capsules but would satisfy the needs of a vegan?
2.Which supplements can help lower my triglycerides?
3.Is Spirulina safe? I heard that it can contain toxins, such as BMAA and microcystin toxin.
4.Are enteric coated supplements better than non-enteric coated ones?  (in Comments)
5.How much calcium from supplements is too much?  (in Comments)
6.Is it safer to get calcium from foods than from supplements? How about from calcium-fortified orange juice and non-dairy milks?  (in Comments)
7.I drink organic milk with added DHA Omega-3, but it is expensive. Is it worth paying extra for the added DHA?
8.I'm interested in using Himalayan salt. What are the health benefits with it and other specialty salts? Are there contaminants in these salts?  (in Comments)
9.Is it better to take fish oil, flaxseed oil -- or both?  (in Comments)
10.What is Omega XL and does it work?
11.Which supplements can help me sleep?  (in Comments)
12.Is it better to eat farmed salmon or wild salmon? Which one has more omega-3s and less contamination with PCBs, mercury, etc.?
13.What is the difference between natural and synthetic astaxanthin?
14.Are plant-based calcium supplements, like AlgaeCal, better than regular calcium supplements?
15.Is echium oil a good alternative to fish oil? I am allergic to fish.
16.Are there any red flags to look for on the label when choosing a fish oil supplement?
17.Being over 50 years old, I'm looking to take a vitamin B-12 supplement. I see that many contain a form of vitamin B-12 called cyanocobalamin, yet I read on the Internet that this form is toxic. Should I be concerned?  (in Comments)
18.Do any supplements help prevent sunburn or skin damage from sun exposure?
19.Do any supplements help with gum disease or periodontitis?
20.Is it better for a fish oil (or krill oil) supplement to have more DHA than EPA?
21.I've tried a number of fish oil supplements, all of which make me nauseous. What is the best non-fish alternative? I am primarily interested in getting EPA.
22.What is carrageenan? Should I be concerned that it is an ingredient in my supplement?
23.What is the difference between fish oil and krill oil? Is one better than the other?
24.What Is Marine-D3 and does it live up to anti-aging claims?
25.Which dietary supplements and health foods contain high levels of lead?
26.Which "whole food" multivitamins are only from foods and don't include synthetic vitamins? What can you tell from the labels of these products: Complete Foods Nutrition-OctoMega MultiVitamin; Sunwarrior Raw Vitamins; Garden of LIfe-MyKind Organics; Nature's Brands-PhytoVitamins; Doctors' Research MultiVitamin?


Clinical Updates Found:
2018 Krill Oil for Strength? (06/05/2018)
Krill Oil for Strength?
Evidence from several studies suggests that fish oil can help modestly improve muscular strength and/or endurance and enhance the effects of training. A recent study investigated whether krill oil can do the same. See the results in the What It Does section of the Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Fish, Krill, and Algal Oils). Also see our Top Picks among products in this category.
2016 Gastrointestinal Side-Effects of Chlorella (02/21/2016)
Gastrointestinal Side-Effects of Chlorella
In response to a CL Answer about Spirulina, CL members have reported vomiting after using another algae-based supplement, Chlorella – a common ingredient in "greens" powders and drinks. We then reviewed clinical studies of Chlorella and found high rates of other gastrointestinal side-effects. For details see the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Greens and Whole Foods Powders and Pills Review >>
 Omega-3's and Cognition (01/17/2016)
Omega-3's and Cognition
Studies in older individuals have shown that omega-3 fatty acid intake from fish oil may improve certain areas of mental functioning and reduce age-related cognitive decline. Benefits have also been found in younger individuals.

A study has been underway which evaluates the effects of krill oil in adolescents with lower educational performance. It was recently reported that baseline testing (before starting krill) of the students showed a positive association between levels of EPA + DHA in their blood and performance on some, but not all, measures of cognitive performance. Get the details in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >>
2015 Genetically-engineered Salmon: How it Compares (11/21/2015)
Genetically-engineered Salmon: How it Compares
This week the FDA approved a genetically-engineered, farmed salmon as safe for consumption – but how do amounts of omega-3’s and hormones compare with non-genetically engineered salmon? Get the details in the update to the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >>
 Fish Oil Freshness (11/11/2015)
Fish Oil Freshness
50% of omega-3 fatty acid supplements recently purchased by researchers in Canada failed tests for freshness, exceeding limits for oxidation. Although the study raises some important issues, it also had significant shortcomings. Get the details in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >>
 Problem with Too Much Krill Oil (06/24/2015)
Problem with Too Much Krill Oil
Researchers recently gave overweight men a very large daily amount of krill oil (with a smaller amount of fish oil) with the hope it would improve their insulin sensitivity. Unfortunately, the opposite happened, suggesting that the oil could increase the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Details about the study, including dosage, are found in the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >>
2014 DHA for Periodontitis (Inflammation Around Teeth) (07/16/2014)
DHA for Periodontitis (Inflammation Around Teeth)
A new study found that giving DHA (from algal oil) along with low-dose aspirin led to greater reductions in local inflammation and pocketing around teeth than aspirin plus placebo. For more about the study, including dosage, and our tests and comparisons of algal oil supplements, see the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >> 
 Fish Oil May Prevent Cognitive Decline (07/16/2014)
Fish Oil May Prevent Cognitive Decline
A study of older individuals found that cognitive function and brain volume (size) were better preserved among those who reported using fish oil supplements than those who did not. The effect, however, was only seen in certain groups of people. For more about the study, and our tests and comparisons of fish oil supplements, see the updated Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >> 
 Don't Be Fooled by "Good Source of Omega-3s" Claim (07/10/2014)
Don't Be Fooled by "Good Source of Omega-3s" Claim
Over the years, ConsumerLab.com has pointed out that products sometimes claim to provide a percentage of the Daily Value (DV) of omega-3 or -6 fatty acids, even though no such Daily Value has been established. Now, the FDA has prohibited certain related statements on omega-3 supplement and food labels that could mislead consumers into thinking a product provides some percentage of this imaginary amount. Get the details, including what to watch out for on labels, plus our tests of fish oil and other omega-3 fatty acid supplements, in the updated Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >> 
 Fish Oil May Reduce Risk of Blood Clots (06/07/2014)
Fish Oil May Reduce Risk of Blood Clots
A study of more than 20,000 people found that those who ate fish several times per week had a reduced risk of venous blood clots, and that getting additional fish oil from supplements reduced the risk even further. Get the details, including our tests of fish oil and other omega-3 supplements in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >>   
 Does Fish Oil Help During Pregnancy? (05/03/2014)
Does Fish Oil Help During Pregnancy?
A recent study shows that, at age 4, children born to women given DHA-rich fish oil during pregnancy do not fare better cognitively than other children. Other positive effects around the time of birth, however, suggest that supplementation may be worthwhile. For details, as well as our tests of fish oil supplements, see the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >>   
2013 What You Need to Know About Fish Oil (03/10/2013)
What You Need to Know About Fish Oil
Most fish oil in supplements is not natural, but is a semi-synthetic form. This affects how much you absorb and new research is revealing other differences. Time to throw out what you take, or switch brands? Probably not, but if you use fish oil, it's worth knowing about these differences. Get the details in the update to the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, and Calamari Oil) >>
 Toxin in Algae Supplements (01/20/2013)
Toxin in Algae Supplements
A recently published study found that supplements containing a certain type of algae were all contaminated with a toxin that is a potential carcinogen and can cause liver damage. Get more details in the recent update to the Greens and Whole Foods Powders Review >>
2012 What's the Best Omega-3 for Depression? (10/14/2012)
What's the Best Omega-3 for Depression?
Recent studies suggest the relative amounts of EPA and DHA in a supplement help determine whether or not it will improve symptoms of depression. Get the details, as well as our tests of 63 omega-3 supplements, in the updated Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, and Calamari Oil)More >>
2011 Algal Oil vs. Fish Oil (12/20/2011)
Algal Oil vs. Fish Oil
Fish get their omega-3's from algae and many people are now doing the same by taking algal oil, but how does it compare to fish oil? Experts recently reviewed studies of algal oil and concluded that it boosts ("good") cholesterol but it also increases LDL cholesterol -- which is often thought of as "bad" cholesterol. But there's more to the story. Get the details in the recently updated Fish/Marine Oil Supplements Review, which includes our test results for algal, krill, and fish oil supplements.


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.FDA Finds Problems at 52% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and 42% Abroad (03/13/2020)
2.CVS Settles Lawsuit Over Claims Its Omega-3 Supplement Improves Memory (09/16/2019)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Soylent Powder Recalled Due to Allergen Risk (04/25/2017)
2.Soylent Recalls Bars As It Investigates Complaints of Gastrointestinal Issues (10/13/2016)
3.Green Algae Weight Loss Supplement Contains Hidden Drug (03/26/2015)
4.Marketers of Memory Supplement Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (06/12/2014)
5.Maker of Liquid Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (03/15/2013)
6.FDA Sends Warning Letters to Seven Online Supplement Sellers For Therapeutic Claims (09/07/2002)


News Releases Found:
2019 ConsumerLab Tests Reveal the Best Protein Powders, Shakes and Drinks -- 20% of Protein Powders and Drinks Fail CL's Tests of Quality (01/03/2019)
2018 Tests Reveal Best Fish Oil Supplements and How They Compare to Prescription Fish Oil (11/19/2018)
2016 Best Fish Oil? ConsumerLab.com Tests 44 Popular Omega-3 Supplements and Identifies Its Top Picks (09/13/2016)
2014 Best Fish Oil? ConsumerLab.com Testing Finds Many High Quality Supplements, But Pitfalls Exist (04/09/2014)
2012 Contamination and Other Problems Found in Fish Oil Supplements -- Large Review by ConsumerLab.com Reveals Excessive PCBs or Mislabeling in Over 30% of Omega-3 Supplements (08/22/2012)
2010 ConsumerLab.com finds quality problems with nearly 30% of fish oil supplements reviewed; "Fishy" claims identified -- Softgels and liquids for adults, children and pets tested, including krill oil and algal oil supplements  (09/28/2010)


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