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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 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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1.Is it better for a fish oil (or krill oil) supplement to have more DHA than EPA?
2.I drink organic milk with added DHA Omega-3, but it is expensive. Is it worth paying extra for the added DHA?
3.Do any supplements help with migraines?  (in Comments)
4.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?
5.Lovaza, a prescription omega-3 fish oil, is very expensive. Can I get the same omega-3 oils from a supplement that costs less?
6.What is the difference between fish oil and krill oil? Is one better than the other?
7.What is the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil? Is one better than the other?
8.Are there any serious side effects with Lovaza or Epanova (prescription fish oil)? If so, would these also apply to generic versions of these drugs and to fish oil supplements?
9.What is fermented cod liver oil, such as Blue Ice? Is it better than regular cod liver oil?
10.Is it better to eat farmed salmon or wild salmon? Which one has more omega-3s and less contamination with PCBs, mercury, etc.?
11.Is it better to take fish oil, flaxseed oil -- or both?
12.How do fish oil supplements compare to EPA prescription fish oil like Vascepa?
13.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.
14.Is DPA an important omega-3 fatty acid? It's been promoted as more "powerful" than EPA and DHA.
15.Is there a danger of getting too much calcium from Tums? I take them frequently for heartburn.  (in Comments)
16.What is benfotiamine and can it really improve or prevent complications from diabetes?  (in Comments)
17.Is echium oil a good alternative to fish oil? I am allergic to fish.
18.The suggested daily serving for my fish oil supplement, three 1,000 mg softgels, seems like a lot. Do I really need to take this much?
19.Are there any red flags to look for on the label when choosing a fish oil supplement?
20.I'm at risk for both macular degeneration and Alzheimer's disease, according to my doctors. I've read articles about omega-3 oils saying that more EPA than DHA is good for macular degeneration, and the reverse is true for Alzheimer's. What do you recommend?
21.Is it true that there is no point in taking fish oil supplements for heart health?
22.What Is Marine-D3 and does it live up to anti-aging claims?
23.What is Omega XL and does it work?
24.Which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately?  (in Comments)
25.Which supplements can help lower my triglycerides?
26.I've heard fish oil may be helpful for dry eye. Is this true? How much should I take?
27.Is it true that fish oil supplements may contain soy? I'm allergic!
28.Is it true that taking a statin drug negates the benefits of taking fish oil supplements?
29.Which supplements are helpful for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
30.Which supplements can help me sleep?  (in Comments)
31.Which oils can help lower my cholesterol and risk of heart attack? How are coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil for example?
32.Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold?
33.Coromega Max claims it is uniquely emulsified to provide 300% better absorption than standard fish oil softgels. Is this true? It's more expensive than many fish oils but could potentially provide better overall value.
34.Is fish oil safe? Is it contaminated with mercury and PCBs?
35.Is it safe to consume fish oil as a long-term food supplement?
36.Which supplements can help with arthritis?
37.Can taking fish oil or calcium supplements increase my risk of prostate cancer? My doctor recommended that I stop taking them since I have an enlarged prostate.
38.Does vitamin B12 improve memory?
39.How can I easily compare the ingredients in supplements?
40.Is it better to get vitamins from foods or supplements, and are natural vitamins better than synthetic vitamins?  (in Comments)
41.Can taking too much fish oil be dangerous?
42.To avoid mercury, I tried skipjack tuna instead of albacore, but I didn't like the taste. Is it safe to continue to eat albacore if just once a week?
43.Are enteric coated supplements better than non-enteric coated ones?
44.Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer?
45.Do any supplements help with gum disease or periodontitis?
46.Do any supplements help with nerve pain, like sciatica or diabetic neuropathy?
47.Is it true that some vitamins or supplements can cause cancer?
48.Which supplements have been shown to be helpful for autism?
49.Which supplements help for osteoarthritis of the hip?
50.Which supplements help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?
51.How much should I expect to pay for supplements? Are higher-priced supplements any better than low-priced brands?

Clinical Updates Found:
2019 Fish Oil Heart Claim (06/29/2019)
 Bioengineered Salmon Approved (03/12/2019)
2018 Mixed Results for EPA/DHA Fish Oil (11/11/2018)
 DHA for Toddlers? (10/27/2018)
 Fish Oil Drug May Help (09/25/2018)
 Fish Oil for Dry Eye? (04/14/2018)
2017 Can Fish Oil Help Statins? (12/20/2017)
 Omega-3s for Age-Related Cognitive Decline? (04/08/2017)
 DHA to Boost Children's IQ? (03/26/2017)
 DHA for Rheumatoid Arthritis? (03/25/2017)
 Omega-3s for Arthritis (01/31/2017)
 Omega-3s for Cognitive Decline (01/28/2017)
2016 Omega-3s Drop in Farmed Salmon (10/08/2016)
 Omega-3 and -6 Improves Reading Skills in Children (09/20/2016)
 Omega-3s and Diabetic Eye Disease (08/23/2016)
 Omega-3's and Cognition (01/17/2016)
2015 Fish Oil for Depression (10/03/2015)
 Treating ADHD with Omega-3s? (05/13/2015)
 Green Lipped Mussel Oil Reduces Pain and Inflammation After Exercise (03/06/2015)
2014 Taking Fish Oil with Sterols (08/31/2014)
 DHA for Periodontitis (Inflammation Around Teeth) (07/16/2014)
 Does Fish Oil Help During Pregnancy? (05/03/2014)
2013 Too Much Fish Oil May Cause Adverse Effects (11/03/2013)
 Fish Oil and Arthritis (09/21/2013)
 Omega-3s Linked to Less Heart Disease and Longer Life (04/07/2013)
2012 Fish Oil Helps Memory (10/28/2012)
 What's the Best Omega-3 for Depression? (10/14/2012)
 Fish Oil Benefit Questioned (09/16/2012)
 Additional Nutrients For the Brain (01/08/2012)
2011 Fish Oil's Impact on Cognitive Decline (10/04/2011)
 Suicide and Omega-3 (08/31/2011)
 DHA in Pregnancy (08/07/2011)
 Fish Oil Helps Treat Depression (05/22/2011)
 Did you hear that DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil) might raise the risk of prostate cancer? (05/09/2011)
 Fish Oil and the Eye (04/10/2011)

Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.CVS Settles Lawsuit Over Claims Its Omega-3 Supplement Improves Memory (09/16/2019)
2.Supplements Promoted for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Sell "False Hope," Warns FDA (02/13/2019)
3.Seller of Vitamin D, Omega-3's, Whey Protein & More Warned for Drug Claims (02/02/2018)
4.Total Body Nutrition Warned for Banned Stimulant in Supplements (10/18/2017)
5.FDA Warns Seller of Omega-3 "Concussion" Supplement for Drug Claims (10/08/2015)
6.Problems Found with New Zealand Fish Oil Supplements, Concerns Raised About Testing Methods (03/13/2015)
7.Seller of Vision Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (03/10/2015)
8.Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
9.Seller of Prostate, Heart Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
10.Marketers of Memory Supplement Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (06/12/2014)
11.Maker of Cholesterol and Workout Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims and Unapproved Ingredient (02/13/2014)
12.FTC Refunds Consumers of Children's Vitamins as Part of Deceptive Advertising Settlement (08/27/2013)
13.Maker of Concentration, Pain, Immune, Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (05/10/2013)
14.Vision Supplement Company Warned For Drug Claims (04/25/2013)
15.Maker of Liquid Omega-3 Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations (02/28/2013)
16.Maker of Omega-3, Bone and Brain and Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (09/10/2012)
17.Company Stopped by FTC from Claiming to Prevent or Reverse Memory Loss without Evidence (07/15/2004)

News Releases Found:
2018 Tests Reveal Best Fish Oil Supplements and How They Compare to Prescription Fish Oil (11/19/2018)
 Little Omega-3 and High Mercury Found In Some Canned Tuna -- Better Choices Selected for Tuna and Salmon (09/12/2018)
2016 Best Fish Oil? Tests 44 Popular Omega-3 Supplements and Identifies Its Top Picks (09/13/2016)
 Problems Found with 32% of Multivitamin/Multimineral Supplements -- Identifies Good Choices for Men, Women, and Children (01/12/2016)
2014 Best Fish Oil? 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 Reveals Excessive PCBs or Mislabeling in Over 30% of Omega-3 Supplements (08/22/2012)
2011 Spoilage and labeling errors found with some omega-3 and -6 supplements; Review of evening primrose, flaxseed, borage, and black currant oil supplements (01/11/2011)
2010 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)
2008 Find Fifty Fish Oil Supplements Pass Quality Testing -- New Report Helps Consumers Choose Among Pills, Liquids, Foods and Beverages with Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EPA and DHA) (08/05/2008)
 As problems surface, and the people's pharmacy ask FDA to disclose differences between generic and original drugs (03/17/2008)
 Consumers warned of lead in some turmeric supplements — Highest lead level ever reported by; Lack of active compound also a problem (02/06/2008) finds most potassium supplements meet quality standards, but one with only 18% of ingredient — Results for 12 potassium supplements in new review (01/08/2008)
2007 finds improvement in quality of omega-3 and -6 supplements — Results for 22 products made from evening primrose, flaxseed, borage and black currant oils (12/10/2007)
2005 finds some supplements lower in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids than claimed — Report available for 23 products made from oils of black currant, borage, evening primrose and flax (07/12/2005)
2004 expands testing to Japan — Testing Organization Expands to Help Japanese Consumers Determine Quality of Health and Nutrition Products (12/14/2004) finds Omega-3 fish oil supplements safer than fish but quality varies among brands — Test of 41 Supplements Finds No Mercury or PCB Contamination, But Some Spoiled or Lacking Claimed Oils (12/14/2004)
2002 Athletic Banned Substances Screening and Certification Program announced by — Tester of supplements to screen for substances banned in Olympics (02/08/2002) finds most B vitamin supplements contain what they claim, but often exceed safe levels — Consumers cautioned to be aware of side effects with high dose products (01/08/2002)
2001 finds fish oil supplements free of mercury, but 30% lacking in key ingredient — Test results of omega-3 fatty acid (EPA and DHA) products released today (11/20/2001)


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