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Fish Oil and Other Marine Oil Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com

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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1.Is it safe to consume fish oil as a long-term food supplement?
2.Is it okay to freeze fish oil to keep it from becoming rancid?
3.Is it true that fish oil may help protect the body against air pollution?
4.How does the new prescription fish oil Epanova compare to Lovaza --and fish oil supplements?
5.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?
6.Is it true that fish oil is better absorbed when taken with a fatty meal?
7.How do fish oil supplements compare to EPA prescription fish oil like Vascepa?
8.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.
9.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?
10.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.
11.What is the difference between fish oil and krill oil? Is one better than the other?
12.Is fish oil safe? Is it contaminated with mercury and PCBs?
13.How can I tell if my fish oil supplement is rancid (oxidized) or spoiled? And if it is spoiled, is it still safe to take?
14.Is it better to take fish oil, flaxseed oil -- or both?
15.Can magnesium supplements reduce heart palpitations or PVCs?  (in Comments)
16.I heard that some types of fish oil are esterified and can dissolve plastic foam (polystyrene or Styrofoam). Is this right and, if so, should I be concerned?
17.I've read that fish oil supplements may help with gout, but I've also been told to avoid oily fish because it can increase my uric acid levels. Are fish oil supplements safe for me to take and do they really help with gout?
18.Is it better to eat farmed salmon or wild salmon? Which one has more omega-3s and less contamination with PCBs, mercury, etc.?
19.Is it true that there is no point in taking fish oil supplements for heart health?
20.Lovaza, a prescription omega-3 fish oil, is very expensive. Can I get the same omega-3 oils from a supplement that costs less?
21.What is the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil? Is one better than the other?
22.Which supplements can help lower cholesterol and keep my heart healthy? Are there any to avoid?  (in Comments)
23.Which supplements can help lower my triglycerides?
24.Are there any red flags to look for on the label when choosing a fish oil supplement?
25.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?
26.An online supplement seller suggests I pay $10 extra to ship my order of bottled fish oil with freezer packs using priority mail. Is this necessary?
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.Can taking too much fish oil be dangerous?
30.To lower my cholesterol, I am taking a phytosterol supplement. Will taking other supplements, like red yeast rice or fish oil, help lower my cholesterol even further?
31.Are enteric coated supplements better than non-enteric coated ones?
32.Is echium oil a good alternative to fish oil? I am allergic to fish.
33.Are there any supplements I should avoid when taking aspirin or ibuprofen?  (in Comments)
34.Is it okay to take vitamin D3 and fish oil together?
35.What are omega-7 fatty acids? Do I need to take these if I already take fish oil?
36.Do "Mr. Happy Stack" supplements improve memory, cognition and mood, and are they safe?
37.Which supplements can help me sleep?  (in Comments)
38.Is it better for a fish oil (or krill oil) supplement to have more DHA than EPA?
39.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.
40.I am very concerned about getting too much vitamin A. Is there danger in getting too much vitamin A if I take fish oil, which I've heard contains a lot of vitamin A, in addition to my multivitamin?
41.Is DPA an important omega-3 fatty acid? It's been promoted as more "powerful" than EPA and DHA.
42.What are the health benefits of olive oil?  (in Comments)
43.What is Omega XL and does it work?
44.When taking a water-soluble version of CoQ10, do I still need to take it with food?  (in Comments)
45.Which vitamins and minerals should be taken together or separately?  (in Comments)
46.What is the best source of vitamin D3 -- from lanolin in sheep's wool or from fish oil?
47.What Is Marine-D3 and does it live up to anti-aging claims?
48.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?
49.What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?
50.Can heat and humidity destroy whey protein and other sports nutrition supplements (e.g., creatine, BCAAs, digestive enzymes) during shipping or while storing at home?  (in Comments)
51.Do vitamins, minerals and nutritional supplements lose effectiveness with exposure to high temperatures and is it safe to order supplements by mail in the summer?
52.I developed a rash after taking an iron supplement and then realized the supplement contained soy, to which I am allergic. Can your reports help me avoid soy and other allergens in supplements?
53.I drink organic milk with added DHA Omega-3, but it is expensive. Is it worth paying extra for the added DHA?
54.I have IBS and don't want to take medication if I can help it. I've heard that peppermint works for IBS, but is there good research to support this?  (in Comments)
55.I take warfarin (Coumadin), an anticoagulant drug. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?  (in Comments)
56.I've heard fish oil may be helpful for dry eye. Is this true? How much should I take?
57.Is it possible to get too much vitamin D?  (in Comments)
58.Is it true that some vitamins or supplements can cause cancer?
59.Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer? Do any increase cancer risk?
60.I am having trouble sleeping. I regularly take a multivitamin, fish oil, magnesium, calcium, vitamins D and K, and a protein supplement. I also take a low-dose blood pressure medication. Could any of these supplements be causing my insomnia?
61.I've heard it's best to take fat-soluble supplements, like CoQ10, curcumin, and vitamin D, with fats or oils to increase absorption. Would taking them with a fish oil capsule be enough?
62.Do any supplements help with nerve pain, like sciatica or diabetic neuropathy?
63.Do any supplements really help with brain function, like memory and cognition?
64.How can I easily compare the ingredients in supplements?
65.What is fermented cod liver oil, such as Blue Ice? Is it better than regular cod liver oil?  (in Comments)
66.Which oils can help lower my cholesterol and risk of heart attack? How are coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil for example?
67.How are you staying healthy during the coronavirus pandemic?  (in Comments)
68.What is the best way to take curcumin? Is it better to take it all at once or in divided doses?  (in Comments)
69.What is the difference between natural and synthetic astaxanthin?
70.Which supplements are helpful for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
71.Can I take cholesterol-lowering statin medication with green tea?
72.What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?
73.Which supplements help for osteoarthritis of the hip?
74.Which supplements help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?
75.How can I find out if my supplement has been tested by ConsumerLab.com?
76.I do moderate exercise for about an hour a few times a week. Which supplements might help me?
77.I take a number of supplements and I think they are making my acid reflux worse. Which supplements could be causing my stomach irritation, and what can I do about it?
78.Is aloe an effective remedy for dry eye?
79.Do any supplements reduce side of effects of chemotherapy?
80.What are the most common, potentially dangerous interactions between supplements and drugs?
81.Which supplements reduce the risk of stroke? Which increase the risk of stroke?
82.Does turmeric/curcumin help for osteoarthritis in dogs and cats? Is it safe?
83.Does vitamin B12 improve memory?
84.My dog is getting older and his veterinarian recently recommended giving him a glucosamine supplement for his joints. Has ConsumerLab.com tested these, or other supplements for pets?
85.I have low blood pressure. Are there any supplements I should avoid?
86.Which supplements help with Raynaud's phenomenon?
87.Are there negative interactions between the following supplements I take twice each day, as well as 60 mg of beta-sitosterol with dinner: Vitamin C (500 mg), CoQ10 (100 mg), grape seed extract (100 mg), fish oil (500 mg), vitamin D3/calcium/magnesium/zinc (200 IU/333 mg/113 mg/5mg)?
88.Are there supplements I should avoid when taking apixaban (Eliquis) or similar blood thinner drugs?
89.Do any supplements help for ulcerative colitis?
90.Do any supplements help prevent sunburn or skin damage from sun exposure?
91.Do any supplements help relieve stress?
92.What are the health benefits of coconut oil and medium chain triglycerides, such as those used in Bulletproof Coffee?
93.When taking a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor, are there supplements I should avoid or take?
94.Which supplements should be taken with food?
95.Which vitamins and supplements are good for acne, and are there any that make it worse?
96.Are liquid vitamins better than pills?
97.Can beta-sitosterol cause erectile dysfunction or low libido? Are there any other side effects?
98.Do any supplements help for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
99.Do any supplements help prevent or improve cataracts?
100.Is canola oil good or bad for you? I heard it can be toxic.
101.Is it true that low-carb or Mediterranean diets help for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
102.Is Rhodiola rosea effective for depression and does it have other uses? Will ConsumerLab.com be testing these supplements?
103.What is serrapeptase and does it work?
104.Which dietary supplements and health foods contain high levels of lead?
105.Which supplements are helpful to have when traveling? Any tips on how to best store supplements on trips?
106.Which supplements can cause diarrhea?
107.Which supplements can help with indigestion and/or heartburn?
108.Do any supplements help prevent or treat a cold?
109.What are the health benefits of avocado oil? Is it healthier than olive oil? Which avocado oils are best?
110.What are the health benefits of stevia? Is it safe?
111.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?
112.Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?
113.Which supplements can help with arthritis?
114.How much should I expect to pay for supplements? Are higher-priced supplements any better than low-priced brands?


Clinical Updates Found:
2020 Fish Oil for Arthritis? (07/28/2020)
Fish Oil for Arthritis?
Fish oil has shown modest benefits in rheumatoid arthritis, but can it help with osteoarthritis -- inflammation due to worn joints? Find out what a recently published study showed in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
 Omega-3s and the Brain (07/21/2020)
Omega-3s and the Brain
To raise levels of DHA and EPA in the brain, large doses are needed according to a recent study. Even larger doses are needed by people with a gene associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's. While the study did not show an effect on people's cognitive scores, it may help explain why some studies with fish oil show little effect. For details, see the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oils.
 Fish Oil for Improved Insulin Sensitivity? (06/23/2020)
Fish Oil for Improved Insulin Sensitivity?
Fish oil was given for three months to people with decreased sensitivity to insulin. Did it improve insulin sensitivity? Find out in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.
 Benefit of Eating Fish (06/14/2020)
Benefit of Eating Fish
Increasing intake of omega-3 fatty acids through greater fish intake was shown to provide some cognitive improvements to children according to a recent study. For details, see the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil and Top Picks for canned tuna and salmon (good sources of omega-3s).
 Generic Fish Oil Approved (05/23/2020)
Generic Fish Oil Approved
The first generic version of icosapent ethyl (Vascepa) was recently approved by the FDA. But don’t expect it on the market soon. See the details in the prescription omega-3s section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review, which includes comparisons with fish oil supplements. Also see our Top Picks for fish oils, including highly concentrated versions.
 Does Fish Oil or Curcumin Increase Brain Blood Flow? (05/02/2020)
Does Fish Oil or Curcumin Increase Brain Blood Flow?
A study among people ages 50 to 80 evaluated the effects of fish oil and curcumin on blood flow to the brain and on other aspects of cardiovascular function. See the results in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review and the Curcumin Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil and curcumin.
 A Food to Slow Cognitive Decline? (04/14/2020)
A Food to Slow Cognitive Decline?
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet was associated with a lower risk of cognitive impairment in a major new study, but only one food within that diet -- fish -- was also linked to slower loss of cognitive function. Find out how many servings of fish had the greatest impact in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see if fish oil supplements help and see our Top Picks for fish oil.

Also see our Top Picks for canned tuna and salmon.
 EPA vs. DHA from Fish Oil (03/18/2020)
EPA vs. DHA from Fish Oil
Some marine-based oils are higher in either EPA or DHA – key omega-3 fatty acids -- but does it matter? See what a recent study found in the What to Consider When Buying section of the Fish and Marine Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish and marine oils.
 Fish Oil and Heart Disease (03/07/2020)
Fish Oil and Heart Disease
Many studies have assessed the potential benefits of taking fish oil supplements. Results have been conflicting, but one of the largest and longest-term studies was recently published. See what it found in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our general recommendations for using fish oil for heart health and check out our Top Picks for fish oil supplements.
 Fish Oil for Diabetes? (02/11/2020)
Fish Oil for Diabetes?
There is mixed evidence as to whether fish oil helps people who have diabetes. Get the details, including those of a new study, in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
 Avoid Quality Problems With Fish Oil (02/07/2020)
Avoid Quality Problems With Fish Oil
Nearly half of 17 popular fish oil supplements tested in a recently published study did not meet at least one of the quality criteria for freshness or content. Interestingly, two that passed testing were Approved by ConsumerLab, but none that failed were CL Approved. For details, see the Quality Concerns section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish and marine oils.
 Fish Oil & Fertility (01/21/2020)
Fish Oil & Fertility
Is there a relationship between taking fish oil and sperm count? See what a recent study in men found in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
 Fish Oils Not Equal on Cardio Benefit (01/18/2020)
Fish Oils Not Equal on Cardio Benefit
High-dose, highly-concentrated fish oil is known to lower triglycerides in people with elevated levels. One prescription product was even shown to lower the risk of cardiovascular events in such people. However, a clinical trial of another fish oil was recently stopped due to its low likelihood of providing this benefit. Learn how these products differ and how fish oil supplements compare to them in the Prescription Fish Oil vs. Supplements section of the Fish Oil Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil and other marine omega-3 supplements.
2019 Fish Oil Approved for Elevated Triglycerides (12/17/2019)
Fish Oil Approved for Elevated Triglycerides
A highly concentrated fish oil that was originally approved only for treating very high triglycerides has been further approved by the FDA to treat lower, but still elevated, triglycerides if cardiovascular risk factors are present. For details see the Prescription Fish Oil vs. Supplements section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oils, including highly concentrated fish oil.
 Fish Oil for ADHD? (12/17/2019)
Fish Oil for ADHD?
Evidence is emerging that some ADHD patients may derive limited benefits from supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids. Get the details in the ADHD section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
 Fish Oil & Colon Cancer (11/26/2019)
Fish Oil & Colon Cancer
There is new evidence that taking fish oil may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer for certain people. For details see the Cancer section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements and other marine sources of omega-3s.
 Fish Oil Can Reduce Cognitive Decline (11/19/2019)
Fish Oil Can Reduce Cognitive Decline
Another study has shown that supplementing with high-dose omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil can reduce cognitive decline in certain people. For details, see the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oils.
 Fish Oil Plus Statins for High Triglycerides (11/15/2019)
Fish Oil Plus Statins for High Triglycerides
This week an FDA panel recommended that a prescription fish oil be approved for use with statins in people with high triglycerides. Get the details and see how fish oil supplements compare in the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.
 How to Use Fish Oil for Depression (10/18/2019)
How to Use Fish Oil for Depression
Guidelines have been published for using fish oil to treat major depressive disorder. For details, see the Depression section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
 Fish Oil to Improve Cognition? (10/08/2019)
Fish Oil to Improve Cognition?
See the results of the most recent study of fish oil to improve memory and cognition in the Memory Enhancement section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
 Fish Oil in Pregnancy? (09/17/2019)
Fish Oil in Pregnancy?
Several studies have evaluated the effects of taking fish oil during pregnancy, including a recent study seeking a reduction in premature births. Find out if fish oil helps in the During Pregnancy: Effects on Children section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
 Omega-3s for Cognition? (09/17/2019)
Omega-3s for Cognition?
Several studies have attempted to boost cognition and memory in healthy people using omega-3 supplements from fish or krill oil. Find out if they succeeded, including a recent study among adolescents, in the Memory Enhancement in Healthy Individuals section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
 Best Supplement for Depression (09/10/2019)
Best Supplement for Depression
Which supplement has the strongest evidence of benefit for treating mental disorders? The answer is a particular form of fish oil to treat depression, according to a new analysis. For details, see the Depression section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
 Omega-3s for Lowering Triglycerides (08/21/2019)
Omega-3s for Lowering Triglycerides
Elevated triglycerides ("hypertriglyceridemia") is increasingly common in the US. High-dose omega-3s from fish oil can help, and the American Heart Association recently updated its advice about this. For details, and to learn how prescription omega-3 compares to supplements, see the Dosage section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oils, including highly concentrated fish oils.
 Adding Fish Oil to Statins? (07/02/2019)
Adding Fish Oil to Statins?
Does adding high-dose fish oil help reduce triglycerides in people who already take statins? See the results of a new study in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oils.
 Fish Oil Heart Claim (06/29/2019)
Fish Oil Heart Claim
You'll start seeing a new heart health claim on fish oil supplements as well as foods that provide the omega-3's EPA and DHA. While legal, the claim is a bit fishy. Get the details in the Fish Oil Supplements Review as well as the Canned Tuna and Salmon Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil supplements and canned fish.
 Fish Oil for Heart Failure? (06/18/2019)
Fish Oil for Heart Failure?
Can taking fish oil improve heart function in people with chronic heart failure? See the results of a recent study (and find out what type of fish oil was used) in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oils.
 Statins Plus Fish Oil? (05/07/2019)
Statins Plus Fish Oil?
Does high-dose fish oil provide additional coronary benefit to people already taking a statin drug? Find out in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oils.
 Fish Oil During Pregnancy (04/23/2019)
Fish Oil During Pregnancy
Does taking fish oil during pregnancy yield children with higher IQs? Find out what studies are showing in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil supplements and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids.
 Powerful Combination for Alzheimer's (04/09/2019)
Powerful Combination for Alzheimer's
Fish oil can help people with Alzheimer's disease but, as a new study suggests, only when they are getting enough of another nutrient. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among products.
  Prescription Fish Oil Lowers Heart Attack Risk (03/19/2019)
Prescription Fish Oil Lowers Heart Attack Risk
A prescription fish oil was found to lower the risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke by 30% in people at high risk. For details, see the Prescription Fish Oil vs. Supplements section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil supplements.
 Bioengineered Salmon Approved (03/12/2019)
Bioengineered Salmon Approved
As of this month, genetically engineered salmon can be legally sold in the U.S. Learn how it compares to other salmon in terms of EPA and DHA in the Farmed vs. Wild Salmon section of our Fish Oil Review. (Also see the results of our tests of canned fish in the separate Canned Tuna and Canned Salmon Review.)
 Fish Oil for Asthma? (01/26/2019)
Fish Oil for Asthma?
Can high-dose fish oil help people with asthma? See what a study recently found in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.
 Maintaining Muscle With Fish Oil? (01/12/2019)
Maintaining Muscle With Fish Oil?
Can taking fish oil prevent muscle loss when a limb is immobilized, such as in a brace? Find out what a recent study showed in the "Strength and Muscle" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for fish oil.)
2018 Fish Oil Bleeding Risk? (12/09/2018)
Fish Oil Bleeding Risk?
Does taking fish oil increase the risk of bleeding? See the latest evidence in the Concerns and Cautions section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oils).
 Better Absorbed Fish Oil? (11/25/2018)
Better Absorbed Fish Oil?
A specially formulated fish oil was shown to be absorbed better than regular fish oil. A closer look at the study, however, suggests that this benefit may be limited. Learn more, as well as how you can maximize fish oil absorption, in the How to Take section of the Fish & Marine Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks for fish oil supplements.)
 Mixed Results for EPA/DHA Fish Oil (11/11/2018)
Mixed Results for EPA/DHA Fish Oil
Concentrated EPA/DHA fish oil given daily to a cross-section of Americans was not found to lower the risk of cancer or cardiovascular disease except for those with low fish intake and for African-Americans. See the details in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see which supplements are comparable to the fish oil in the study.
 High EPA Fish Oil Lowers Cardiovascular Risk for Some (11/11/2018)
High EPA Fish Oil Lowers Cardiovascular Risk for Some
Taking high-dose, high-EPA fish oil (Vascepa) was found lower the risk of cardiovascular disease by 25% among people with elevated triglycerides in a major new study. Get the details in the What It Does section of the new Fish Oil Review. (Also see how fish oil supplements compare to Vascepa.)
 DHA for Toddlers? (10/27/2018)
DHA for Toddlers?
Does giving the omega-3 fatty acid DHA to 1-year-olds born pre-term lead to improvements in cognitive development? Find out in the recent update to the What It Does section of the Fish Oil & Omega-3 Supplements Review -- and learn whether DHA use by pregnant women yields benefits for their children. (Also see our Top Picks for DHA.)
 Omega-3s & Healthy Aging (10/20/2018)
Omega-3s & Healthy Aging
Do higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids (as obtained from fish and/or fish oil) correlate with healthier aging? See what a new study found in our updates to the Fish Oil Supplements Review and the Canned Tuna and Salmon Review.
 Fish Oil Drug May Help (09/25/2018)
Fish Oil Drug May Help
High doses of fish oil highly-concentrated in EPA and/or DHA are known to lower elevated triglycerides. But can they reduce the risk of cardiac events, such as heart attack? Preliminary results from a new study suggest that one product can – at least in certain people. Get the details in the Prescription Fish Oil vs. Supplements section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.)
 Anxiety and Fish Oil (09/14/2018)
Anxiety and Fish Oil
An analysis of clinical trials with fish oil looked at whether supplementation was associated with decreased anxiety. See the results in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oil and other omega-3 supplements.)
 Fish Oil & Diabetes (09/04/2018)
Fish Oil & Diabetes
In a major study, fish oil was given to people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes for several years to see if it would reduce serious cardiovascular events, like heart attacks and stroke. Find out what happened in the Heart Attack and Stroke section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.)
 Dry Eye, Fish Oil and Contact Lenses (07/28/2018)
Dry Eye, Fish Oil and Contact Lenses
Taking fish oil can help people with dry eye and it was recently studied for dry eye associated with wearing contact lenses. Find out what the recent study found and learn more about fish oil for dry eye in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil & Omega-3 Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.)
 Fish Oil for Heart Health? (07/21/2018)
Fish Oil for Heart Health?
Are fish oil supplements good for the heart? See what a review of over 70 clinical trials concluded in the Heart Attack and Stroke section of the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Supplements Review.

Also, learn what fish oil can or cannot do for other health conditions, such as arthritis, in the What It Does section of the review. (See our Top Picks among fish and marine oils.)
 Fish Oil for Depression? (07/13/2018)
Fish Oil for Depression?
Several studies have evaluated omega-3 fatty acids to decrease the severity of depression. Find out if it works in the Depression section of the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements.)
 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.
 Eat Fish for Heart Health (05/22/2018)
Eat Fish for Heart Health
The American Heart Association recently affirmed that eating fish may help to reduce the risk of cardiac death, coronary heart disease, and ischemic stroke. However, the same cannot be said for fish oil supplements. Get the details in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also, stay tuned: ConsumerLab is currently testing popular brands of canned tuna and salmon to assess their purity and levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
 Fish Oil for Joints (05/15/2018)
Fish Oil for Joints
See what happened when high-dose fish oil was given for a year to older men and women in the Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Diseases section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oils and other omega-3 supplements.
 Fish Oil for Cognition? (04/21/2018)
Fish Oil for Cognition?
Does giving older people a high dose of fish oil help them with memory and thinking? A recent study helped answer this question. Get the answer and details in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review.
 Fish Oil for Dry Eye? (04/14/2018)
Fish Oil for Dry Eye?
A major study evaluated the effects of supplementing with the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in people with dry eye. Get the results and details in the What It Does section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among fish oil supplements).
 Fish Oil for Ulcerative Colitis (02/13/2018)
Fish Oil for Ulcerative Colitis
A special formulation of high-dose fish oil was found to help people with ulcerative colitis remain in remission in a placebo-controlled study. It also reduced levels of a key marker of inflammation. For details, see the Arthritis and Other Inflammatory Diseases section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review.
 Disheartening Fish Oil News (02/03/2018)
Disheartening Fish Oil News
Another report was published this week showing no cardiovascular benefit from fish oil supplementation. You can get the details in the Heart Attack and Stroke section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Fish oil may provide cardiovascular benefit in limited situations, as explained in the Review.
 A Reason to Take Fish Oil With Statins? (01/23/2018)
A Reason to Take Fish Oil With Statins?
It's well known that high-dose fish oil can lower elevated triglycerides. But can it help people already on a statin drug? A recent clinical trial answered this question. Get the details, including the dose of fish oil used, in the "Heart Attack and Stroke section of the Fish Oil Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products.)
2017 Can Fish Oil Help Statins? (12/20/2017)
Can Fish Oil Help Statins?
Adding fish oil to cholesterol-lowering statin therapy was found to provide added benefit in certain situations. See the details, including dosage of EPA and DHA, in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review > (Also see our Top Picks for fish oil supplements).
 Fish Oil for Stress? (12/05/2017)
Fish Oil for Stress?
A recent study investigated whether taking fish oil rich in the omega-3 fatty acid EPA would reduce chronic stress. See the results in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
 Fish Oil for Focus in Kids? (10/31/2017)
Fish Oil for Focus in Kids?
Fish oil supplementation was shown to improve executive functioning in children, according to a study that focused on children with mood disorders. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplements Review >> [Also see our Top Picks for fish oil supplements in the Review.]
 Fish Oil for Endurance (07/29/2017)
Fish Oil for Endurance
High-dose fish oil may help to increase exercise endurance, according to a new study, adding to evidence of other beneficial effects of fish oil on muscle mass and strength. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review, which includes our Top Picks among products.
 Fish Oil for Depression (07/19/2017)
Fish Oil for Depression
A number of studies have reported on whether taking fish oil can help with depression. The most recent study found a benefit using an amount and type of fish oil generally in-line with what other studies suggest works best. See the details in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Review. The Review includes our tests, comparisons, and Top Picks for products.
 Fat Fish vs. Lean Fish (07/12/2017)
Fat Fish vs. Lean Fish
If you are trying to control your blood sugar, it turns out that your choice of fish can make a difference. Learn more in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. The review includes our Top Picks among omega-3 supplements.
 Spoiled Fish Oil Is Less Effective (06/07/2017)
Spoiled Fish Oil Is Less Effective
Spoiled fish oil does not lower LDL "bad" cholesterol, while the same amount of non-spoiled fish oil does, according to a new study. If you take fish oil to improve your cholesterol levels, it would seem best to use a product that is not spoiled – something ConsumerLab tests for. (It may also be best to choose an oil in the triglyceride form, rather than the ethyl ester form). For details, see the "Quality Concerns" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review. Also see our Top Picks among fish oils.
 Omega-3s for Age-Related Cognitive Decline? (04/08/2017)
Omega-3s for Age-Related Cognitive Decline?
A recent study found DHA and EPA from fish oil did not slow cogntive decline in older adults with cognitive difficulties. However, other studies suggest there may be a benefit if taken before the onset of cognitive decline or dementia. For details, see the "Age-Related Cognitive Decline" section of the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >>
 DHA to Boost Children's IQ? (03/26/2017)
DHA to Boost Children's IQ?
Supplementing with DHA during pregnancy has been touted as a way to increase the IQ of offspring, but results published this week seem to quash that hope. However, there may be other benefits, particularly for women with normally low intake of DHA, as discussed in the section "During Pregnancy: Effects on Children” in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >>
 DHA for Rheumatoid Arthritis? (03/25/2017)
DHA for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
A new study tested DHA from microalgae as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The results are mixed. For details, see the "Rheumatoid Arthritis" section of the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Supplements Review >>
 When Does Fish Oil Help the Heart? (03/14/2017)
When Does Fish Oil Help the Heart?
There are new recommendations on the use of fish oil supplements with regard to preventing heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. More about these recommendations and other uses of fish oil are found in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
 Omega-3s for Arthritis (01/31/2017)
Omega-3s for Arthritis
A review of twenty-two clinical studies using omega-3 fatty acid supplements from various marine sources (fish oil, mussel oil, etc.) found they could be effective in reducing rheumatoid arthritis pain, particularly when the oils had a certain ratio of EPA to DHA. The oils were not effective for osteoarthritis. For more details, see the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
 Omega-3s for Cognitive Decline (01/28/2017)
Omega-3s for Cognitive Decline
Daily supplementation with the omega-3s DHA and EPA modestly improved cognitive function in older men and women with mild cognitive decline. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
 Fish Oil and Bleeding Risk (01/20/2017)
Fish Oil and Bleeding Risk
A recently reported tragic case highlights the concern over taking fish oil when on a blood-thinning medication. For more information, see the "Cautions and Concerns" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
 Fish Oil for Migraine (01/14/2017)
Fish Oil for Migraine
Although the evidence to-date has been mixed on whether taking fish oil reduces migraine headaches, a recent placebo-controlled study showed a significant benefit for fish oil when taken along with a prescription medication. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
 Reducing Asthma Risk in Children With Fish Oil (01/03/2017)
Reducing Asthma Risk in Children With Fish Oil
A major new study showed that giving fish oil to pregnant women reduces the risk of asthma and wheezing in their offspring. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
 Supplement vs. Prescription Fish Oil? (01/02/2017)
Supplement vs. Prescription Fish Oil?
As we have written before, by choosing an extremely concentrated fish oil supplement, you can get essentially the same type of fish oil as you would get from a prescription fish oil. But according to a recent study, fish oil supplements are more likely to be rancid (oxidized) than prescription fish oil. However, a closer look at the study by ConsumerLab staff suggests that this finding may be misleading, as explained in the "Quality Concerns" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
2016 Fish Oil for Psychosis? (11/29/2016)
Fish Oil for Psychosis?
no added benefit from giving fish oil in conjunction with other psychiatric therapy. For details, including dosage, see the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
 Fish Oil for Strength? (11/19/2016)
Fish Oil for Strength?
A daily dose of fish oil increased strength in women who did resistance exercise, but not in men, according to a new study. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
 Omega-3s Drop in Farmed Salmon (10/08/2016)
Omega-3s Drop in Farmed Salmon
Farmed salmon has historically provided more omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) than wild salmon. But new research shows this is changing, as discussed in the "Farmed vs. Wild Salmon" section of the Fish Oil Review >>
 Omega-3 and -6 Improves Reading Skills in Children (09/20/2016)
Omega-3 and -6 Improves Reading Skills in Children
A combination of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA plus an omega-6 fatty acid improved reading skills and comprehension in school-age children. For details, including dose, see the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil and Omega-3 and -7 Supplements Review >>
 Omega-3s and Diabetic Eye Disease (08/23/2016)
Omega-3s and Diabetic Eye Disease
Getting the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from eating fish is associated with a much lower risk of developing sight-threatening retinopathy in diabetics, according to a recently published study. The same benefit has been shown in non-diabetics. But do omega-3 supplements help? Find out in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
 Fish Oil Helps After Heart Attack (08/02/2016)
Fish Oil Helps After Heart Attack
High-dose fish oil supplementation improved the heart's ability to pump blood in people recovering from a heart attack, a recent study found. Get the details in the "What It Does" section in our Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
 Fish Intake During Pregnancy Increases Child's IQ (07/16/2016)
Fish Intake During Pregnancy Increases Child's IQ
Consuming fish during pregnancy is associated with increased IQ in children, according to a recent study. Get the details in the Fish Oil and Omega-Fatty Acid Supplements Review >>
 Fish Oil & Antidepressants (05/10/2016)
Fish Oil & Antidepressants
Several studies suggest that fish oil can help people suffering from major depression. A new study indicates that it can have additive benefit for people already taking a prescription antidepressant. The amount and type of omega-3’s seem to make a difference. Get the details in the "What It Does Section” of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
 How Fish Oil May Help With Depression (04/16/2016)
How Fish Oil May Help With Depression
Studies have shown that fish oil can help some people suffering from major depression. A recent study suggests how it may work. For details, see the ”What It Does” section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
 Fish Oil and Blood Pressure (02/16/2016)
Fish Oil and Blood Pressure
As explained in our Fish Oil Review, fish oil supplements may not provide overall cardiovascular benefits – eating fish is better. However, a recent analysis found that a certain kind of fish oil may help people with high systolic blood pressure. For details, see the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplements Review >>
 Sale of GMO Salmon Halted (02/10/2016)
Sale of GMO Salmon Halted
Although genetically engineered salmon has been approved for sale by the FDA, the agency recently announced sale of the salmon will not be permitted just yet. Get the details in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplements Review >>
 Fish Oil Helps in Schizophrenia (01/26/2016)
Fish Oil Helps in Schizophrenia
A study found that concentrated fish oil greatly reduced symptoms in more people who had recently experienced a first episode of schizophrenia than did a placebo. The greatest effect was on depressive symptoms, which is consistent with other studies which have shown fish oil to reduce depression, particularly in people who do not regularly eat fish.

This impact on depression has also been suggested as one reason why fish oil has shown some benefit in people with cognitive decline. Details about the studies and products used, including our tests and reviews of similar fish oil supplements, are found in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >>
 Omega-3's May Be Important in Preventing Cognitive Decline (01/20/2016)
Omega-3's May Be Important in Preventing Cognitive Decline
We have reported in the past that a certain combination of B vitamins slowed cognitive decline as well as brain shrinkage in older people. Now, further analyses finds that these benefits only occurred in people having certain blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids (as found in fish oil). Get the details in the B Vitamins Supplements 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) >>
 Fish Oil for Depression (10/03/2015)
Fish Oil for Depression
A small study found that taking EPA and DHA daily significantly reduced depression in young men and women. Get the details, including dosage, plus our tests of popular products, in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Supplements Review >>
 Does Fish Oil Slow Cognitive Decline? (08/29/2015)
Does Fish Oil Slow Cognitive Decline?
Results of a large U.S. study suggest that taking fish oil does not slow cognitive decline in the elderly. Before you nix fish oil for this purpose, be aware of an important caveat about the people in the study. Get the details about this and other studies of omega-3 fatty acids, as well as our tests of popular products, in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >>
 Fish Oil and Alzheimer's Disease (07/04/2015)
Fish Oil and Alzheimer's Disease
The evidence is mixed on whether fish oil can help people with Alzheimer's disease. A benefit was seen in a study reported last year, but a recently reported study found no benefit with fish oil combined with antioxidants. More details are found in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >>
 Fish Oil for Dry Eye (06/24/2015)
Fish Oil for Dry Eye
A large study of computer-using young men and women experiencing dry eye found that fish oil significantly improved symptoms. Benefits have also been reported in postmenopausal women with dry eye. Details, including dosage, are found in the "What It Does" section of the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
 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) >>
 Fish Oil Increases Muscle/Strength (05/24/2015)
Fish Oil Increases Muscle/Strength
Last week we reported that vitamin D could help increase strength -- this week it's fish oil. A recent study found that taking a high dose of fish oil led to increases in muscle and strength in older individuals -- without additional exercise. As reported earlier, a lower of dose of fish oil may improve results of exercise. For the details, including specifics about the fish oil used, see the Fish Oil Supplements Review >> 
 Fish Intake and Breast Cancer Risk (05/13/2015)
Fish Intake and Breast Cancer Risk
Women with breast cancer who consumed the most fish had a lower risk of death compared to women who did not eat fish, a new study reports. Get the details, plus evidence for the use of fish oil supplements to reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancer, and our tests of popular products in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acids Supplements Review >>
 Treating ADHD with Omega-3s? (05/13/2015)
Treating ADHD with Omega-3s?
A new study giving boys omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) showed modest improvement in an important aspect of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. For details about this and other studies with omega-3 fatty acid supplements, as well as our tests of products, see the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >>
 Avoid Fish Oil When Getting Chemotherapy (04/08/2015)
Avoid Fish Oil When Getting Chemotherapy
A series of studies in mice and people suggest that fish oil from supplements, and consumed from certain fish, can interfere with chemotherapy. More details are in the Fish Oil Supplements Review >>
 Green Lipped Mussel Oil Reduces Pain and Inflammation After Exercise (03/06/2015)
Green Lipped Mussel Oil Reduces Pain and Inflammation After Exercise
Green-lipped mussel oil (a source of omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA) significantly reduced pain and inflammation days after exercise in young healthy men, compared to a placebo, according to a new study. For details, and ConsumerLab.com tests of the product used in the study, see the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >> 
2014 Lower-dose Fish Oil Helps with Epilepsy (09/24/2014)
Lower-dose Fish Oil Helps with Epilepsy
A small, but well-controlled study of people with drug-resistant epilepsy found that a modest dose of fish oil significantly reduced the frequency of seizures while a higher dose did not. The researchers note a possible explanation why the lower dose was more effective than the higher dose. Find out the details, including the dose and exact type of fish oil used, in the update to the Fish Oil Supplements Review >> 
 Taking Fish Oil with Sterols (08/31/2014)
Taking Fish Oil with Sterols
A new study found that adding EPA and DHA from fish oil to a spread containing plant sterols is not a problem and may provide additional benefit for those with high cholesterol levels. For more information, including dosage amounts, see the update in the Review of Cholesterol-Lowerers >> 
 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) >> 
 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) >> 
 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) >>   
 Help for Acne from Omega-3 & -6 Oils (06/07/2014)
Help for Acne from Omega-3 & -6 Oils
A small clinical study found daily supplementation with either omega-3 fatty acids or an omega-6 fatty acid from borage oil significantly reduced the number and severity of acne outbreaks. Get the details, including dosage, and our tests of supplements containing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >> and the Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose, Borage and Seed Oil Supplements Review >> 
 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) >>   
 Fish Oil Lowers Blood Pressure (03/28/2014)
Fish Oil Lowers Blood Pressure
Fatty acids from fish and fish oil may reduce blood pressure, particularly in those with high blood pressure, according to a recently published review. For details, information about other uses of fish oil, and our tests of fish oil supplements, see the updated Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >> 
 Fish Oil Study Finds No Heart Benefit (03/23/2014)
Fish Oil Study Finds No Heart Benefit
Findings of a large study reported this week showed that a daily fish oil supplement did not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in elderly people. So what's the bottom line for fish oil and heart disease? See the update to the Fish Oil Supplements Review, which includes the latest information about potential uses of fish oil and our tests of popular fish oil supplements. 
 Fish Oil / Alpha-Lipoic Acid for Alzheimer's (01/31/2014)
Fish Oil / Alpha-Lipoic Acid for Alzheimer's
A new study found that fish oil and alpha-lipoic acid can slow cognitive and functional decline in people with Alzheimer's disease. Get the details in the Fish/Marine Oil Supplements Review >>  and the Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplements Review >>
2013 Too Much Fish Oil May Cause Adverse Effects (11/03/2013)
Too Much Fish Oil May Cause Adverse Effects
Recent animal studies using EPA and DHA from fish oil suggest that very high intakes may dampen immunity. Might you be getting too much? Find out in the update to the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review>>
 Fish Oil and Arthritis (09/21/2013)
Fish Oil and Arthritis
A study of several thousand women found those who consumed at least a moderate of amount omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) from fish in their diets had just half the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis over the course of the study than did women with lower intakes.  For details about the amount of omega-3’s and fish consumption associated with preventing arthritis, other uses of omega-3’s, and tests of fish/marine oil supplements, see the Fish/Marine Oil Supplements Review>>
 Supplement Helps Dry Eye (08/04/2013)
Supplement Helps Dry Eye
A supplement containing omega-6 (from black currant seed oil) and omega-3 fatty acids (from fish oil) was recently shown to improve symptoms of dry eye. Get the details about this formula (plus our test results of other omega-3 and -6 fatty acids supplements) in the updated Black Currant, Borage, Evening Primrose, and Flaxseed Oils Review >>
 Fish Oil Linked to Prostate Cancer? (07/14/2013)
Fish Oil Linked to Prostate Cancer?
Headlines this week about a study showing an association between the fatty acids in fish oil and the development of prostate cancer have stirred concerns about consuming fish and fish oil supplements. For details about this study and studies of other effects of fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids, as well as test results and comparisons for 74 fish and other marine oil supplements, see the updated Fish/Marine Oil (Omega-3) Supplements Review >>
 Fish Oil for Brain Function (07/07/2013)
Fish Oil for Brain Function
Healthy people, ages 50 to 75, given a specific fish oil supplement for 6 months experienced significant gains in their performance on visual tasks, reading, and verbal fluency in a recent placebo-controlled study. Brain scans also showed significant gains in the structure and volume of tissue in several areas of the brain. For details about the type and dose of fish oil taken, as well as test results and comparisons for 74 fish and other marine oil supplements, see the updated Fish/Marine Oil (Omega-3) Supplements Review >>
 Fish Oil and Stress (06/16/2013)
Fish Oil and Stress
A new study shows that fish oil may slightly blunt some of the effects of mental stress. Get the details, plus our quality ratings of 74 supplements, in the updated Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >>
 Fish Oil No Help for Heart Disease? (05/19/2013)
Fish Oil No Help for Heart Disease?
A new study found that taking a fish oil supplement did not reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with multiple risk factors for heart disease. But this doesn't tell the whole story. Get the bottom line on fish oil for heart disease and test results for over 70 fish oil supplements, in the updated Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review >>
 Omega-3s Linked to Less Heart Disease and Longer Life (04/07/2013)
Omega-3s Linked to Less Heart Disease and Longer Life
A study among older individuals who did not use fish oil supplements showed that those with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids in their blood were far less likely to have a heart attack or arrhythmia and were 27% less likely to die during the 14-year study. The reserchers calculated how much EPA and DHA a person should consume to reach this higher blood level and noted that further increases yeild little additional benefit. Get the details, as well as how to get omega-3s from foods, in the updated Fish Oil Supplements Review »
 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) >>
2012 Stroke and Fish Oil (11/18/2012)
Stroke and Fish Oil
An analysis of 38 studies concluded that eating fish regularly is associated with fewer strokes, but fish oil supplements do not seem to help. Interestingly, the type of fish and how it is prepared seem to make all the difference. For details, including what fish oil supplements can or cannot do, see the updated Fish Oil & Marine Oil (Omega-3) Supplements Review. More >>
 Fish Oil Helps Memory (10/28/2012)
Fish Oil Helps Memory
A small study of healthy young women and men found that those with the highest levels of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA in their red blood cells scored better on a memory test than those with lower levels. After six months of supplementation with a certain fish oil supplement, scores improved -- particularly among those whose DHA levels had been lowest. See the Fish Oil (Omega-3) Supplements Review for details about this study, the particular supplement used, what fish oil can and cannot do, and our quality ratings of products. More >>
 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 >>
 Fish Oil Benefit Questioned (09/16/2012)
Fish Oil Benefit Questioned
There are many potential benefits from supplementing with the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil, but the most widely-touted benefits -- reducing the risks of heart disease and stroke -- are now in doubt. Read about the latest studies in the update to the Fish Oil (EPA & DHA) Supplements Review, which includes our product tests and quality ratings. More >>
 Fish Oil for Strokes and Heart Attacks? (06/24/2012)
Fish Oil for Strokes and Heart Attacks?
A recent study with fish oil supplements found no reduction in strokes and heart attacks among people with diabetes and poor glucose control. Does this mean fish oil doesn't help with cardiovascular disease? Not necessarily. See the updated Fish Oil (Omega-3) Supplements ReviewMore >>
 Heart Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements in Doubt (04/22/2012)
Heart Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements in Doubt
A review of the latest studies finds no conclusive evidence that fish oil supplements help people hoping to prevent another heart attack or stroke. It also remains unclear if fish oil provides cardiovascular benefits for healthy individuals. Find out what people concerned about heart disease should do, the other potential benefits of fish oil supplements, and our tests of supplements on the market in the updated Fish Oil Supplements ReviewMore >>
 Fish Oil Tested for Multiple Sclerosis (04/22/2012)
Fish Oil Tested for Multiple Sclerosis
Fish oil supplements are often taken by multiple sclerosis patients with the hope that omega-3 fatty acids can improve their condition, but a new study suggests fish oil supplements may not provide benefit. For details, including the dose used, see the updated information in the Fish Oil Supplements ReviewMore >>
 Fish Oil During Pregnancy Reduces Allergy in Infants (02/05/2012)
Fish Oil During Pregnancy Reduces Allergy in Infants
Last year we reported important findings from a study of fish oil given to pregnant women. A further analysis of that study shows another benefit of daily fish oil for pregnant women -- their babies have nearly a 40% lower risk of egg allergies. A lower risk of eczema was also found, although this association did not hold after adjusting the data for certain factors. See the update to the Fish Oil Supplements Review, which includes details on this study, the type and amount of fish oil taken, and our latest product tests.
 Fish Oil for Strength (01/15/2012)
Fish Oil for Strength
A recent study of women in their 60's suggests that taking fish oil when strength-training leads to greater improvements in strength than training alone. Women who took fish oil were not only stronger but had a greater functional capacity, such as being able to rise faster from a chair. For the type and dose of fish oil taken, and more details, see the update to the Fish Oil Supplements Review, which includes the latest product tests.
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.
 Concern with Rancid Fish Oil (12/13/2011)
Concern with Rancid Fish Oil
As our tests have shown, some fish oils are spoiled by the time you buy them. Spoilage produces a variety of compounds. You can smell and taste some of these (if you take the oil directly by spoon, for example) but others you cannot. An expert panel recently reported on the safety of consuming rancid fish oil. See their conclusions in the Fish/Marine Oil Supplements Review, which includes our test results.
 Fish Oil's Impact on Cognitive Decline (10/04/2011)
Fish Oil's Impact on Cognitive Decline
Cognitive decline may be a normal part of aging, but a new study suggests that high-dose fish oil particularly rich in DHA may provide some benefit. In people over age 65 with mild cognitive impairment, fish oil was associated with improved verbal skill. Perhaps as important, fish oil also reduced depressive symptoms, which can be a risk factor in the progression to dementia. Get the details, including how much DHA and EPA was used in the study, in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplement ReviewMore >>
 Suicide and Omega-3 (08/31/2011)
Suicide and Omega-3
A new study found the risk of suicide was 62% higher among people with low levels of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA in their blood as compared to those with higher levels. An update to the Fish Oil Supplements Review includes the details. More >>
 Fish Oil and Anxiety (08/07/2011)
Fish Oil and Anxiety
A study using a specially concentrated fish oil supplement showed a 20% reduction in anxiety symptoms compared to placebo. An update to the Fish Oil Supplements Review includes the dose and type of fish oil used. More >>
 DHA in Pregnancy (08/07/2011)
DHA in Pregnancy
The omega-3 fatty acid, DHA, is known to be important to fetal development and is recommended for pregnant woman. A new study suggests that DHA during pregnancy may reduce early colds in some infants. An update to the Fish Oil Supplements Review includes the dose and type of DHA used. More >>
 Fish Oil Helps Treat Depression (05/22/2011)
Fish Oil Helps Treat Depression
A recent study showed that fish oil taken daily was associated with a remission of depression in 41% of people taking the supplement. The patients were women in a nursing home setting. The dose given was fairly high but treatment was well tolerated. The amounts of EPA and DHA taken daily and more information are found in our Product Review of Fish Oil SupplementsMore >>
 Did you hear that DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil) might raise the risk of prostate cancer? (05/09/2011)
Did you hear that DHA (an omega-3 fatty acid in fish oil) might raise the risk of prostate cancer?
This was recently in the news. Higher levels of DHA in the blood were associated with increased risk of high-grade prostate cancer. However, the findings do not mean that you should stop taking fish oil or eating fish. We talked with the researcher of this study and learned more. Get the facts in our Fish Oil Supplements ReviewMore >>
 Fish Oil and the Eye (04/10/2011)
Fish Oil and the Eye
A study of over 30,000 women showed that the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) was reduced by up to 42% among those consuming the most fish and highest amounts of omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA. Find out the specific types and amounts of fish and the amounts of DHA and EPA associated with the greatest reductions in the risk of AMD. See the Fish Oil Supplements Review for more >>
 Fish Oil Helps in Chemotherapy (03/09/2011)
Fish Oil Helps in Chemotherapy
A recent study in lung cancer patients showed that those using fish oil supplementation during initial chemotherapy tended to maintain their muscle and total weight while those who did not lost 5 lbs of weight on average (2.2 lbs of which was muscle). See the Fish Oil (Omega-3) Product Review for more details, including the dosage used. More >>


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.CVS Settles Lawsuit Over Claims Its Omega-3 Supplement Improves Memory (09/16/2019)
2.Hill's Science Diet, Prescription Diet Dog Food Recalled Due to Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity (02/05/2019)
3.More Dog Food Recalled Due to Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity (11/27/2018)
4.Two Popular Memory Supplements Missing Some or All of Key Ingredient (11/16/2018)
5.Dog Food Recalled After Reports of Vitamin D Toxicity (11/06/2018)
6.Dog Treats, Food Recalled Due to Salmonella, Listeria Risk (02/27/2018)
7.Seller of Vitamin D, Omega-3's, Whey Protein & More Warned for Drug Claims (02/02/2018)
8.Seller of Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Whey Protein and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (12/26/2017)
9.Bones and Packaged "Bone Treats" Dangerous for Dogs (11/21/2017)
10.Total Body Nutrition Warned for Banned Stimulant in Supplements (10/18/2017)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.FDA Warns Seller of Probiotic and Omega-3 Supplements for Manufacturing Violations (06/07/2017)
2.Multivitamin Recalled Due to Allergen Risk (02/28/2017)
3.Seller of Heart, Senior and Teen Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (01/17/2017)
4.Seller of B Vitamins, Omega-3s and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (09/27/2016)
5.Seller of Omega-3, Ginkgo, Vision Supplements & More Warned for Drug Claims (08/13/2016)
6.Antioxidant Supplement Recalled Due to Allergen Risk (06/18/2016)
7.Seller of Joint Health, Omega-3 Supplements & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (05/24/2016)
8.FDA Warns Seller of Omega-3 "Concussion" Supplement for Drug Claims (10/08/2015)
9.Maker of Multivitamin and Fish Oil Warned for Manufacturing Violations (09/05/2015)
10.Seller of Omega-3, Probiotics & SuperFoods Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (05/30/2015)
11.Problems Found with New Zealand Fish Oil Supplements, Concerns Raised About Testing Methods (03/13/2015)
12.Seller of Vision Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (03/10/2015)
13.CVS Sued for Eye Health Supplement Claims (01/16/2015)
14.Seller of Speech Disorder Supplement Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (01/13/2015)
15.Seller of Omega-3 "Syrup" Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (12/12/2014)
16.Seller of Prostate, Heart Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
17.Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
18.Seller of Weight Loss, Saw Palmetto Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (10/21/2014)
19.Marketers of Memory Supplement Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (06/12/2014)
20.Seller of Omega-3 and Joint Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (09/17/2013)
21.Metagenics Warned For Misbranding of Medical Foods and Drug Claims (09/13/2013)
22.FTC Refunds Consumers of Children's Vitamins as Part of Deceptive Advertising Settlement (08/27/2013)
23.Beware of Dietary Supplements With Claims To Treat Diabetes, FDA Warns (07/25/2013)
24.Seller of Sexual Enhancement, Cholesterol, Resveratrol Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims (05/23/2013)
25.Maker of Concentration, Pain, Immune, Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (05/10/2013)
26.Joint Health Supplement Recalled for Undeclared Allergens (05/09/2013)
27.Maker of Omega-3, Saw Palmetto, St. John’s Wort Supplements And More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (05/03/2013)
28.Cardio, Energy and Sexual Enhancement Supplement Distributor Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (04/18/2013)
29.Maker of Liquid Omega-3 Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations (02/28/2013)
30.Pet Supplement Company Issues Recall Due To Potential Bacterial Contamination (02/21/2013)
31.Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims (02/13/2013)
32.Maker of Joint Health, Blood Sugar, Prostate, Ginkgo Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding and Adulteration (11/02/2012)
33.Manufacturer of Green Tea, Vitamin E, Omega-3 and Cranberry Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Misbranding and Drug Claims (10/24/2012)
34.FDA Warns Doctor Promoting Own Supplements Online as Treatments (05/07/2012)


News Releases Found:
2020 Collagen and Magnesium Rise in Popularity, as Fish Oil and Curcumin Dip in Latest ConsumerLab Survey of Supplement Users (02/29/2020)
2019 Best Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements (Sterols, Stanols & Policosanol) Identified by ConsumerLab (04/26/2019)
 CBD and Collagen Rise in Popularity, as Probiotics and Coconut Oil Dip in Latest ConsumerLab Survey of Supplement Users (02/24/2019)
2018 Tests Reveal Best Fish Oil Supplements and How They Compare to Prescription Fish Oil (11/19/2018)
 Best Vitamin A Supplements, Including Cod Liver Oils, Identified by ConsumerLab (10/26/2018)
 Little Omega-3 and High Mercury Found In Some Canned Tuna -- Better Choices Selected for Tuna and Salmon (09/12/2018)
 Magnesium, Curcumin, and Apple Cider Vinegar Rise in Popularity, While Probiotics Dip and Calcium Continues to Decline in Latest ConsumerLab.com Survey of Supplement Users (02/24/2018)
2017 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2017 Based on Consumer Satisfaction (02/25/2017)
 Vitamin D Supplements Maintain Top Spot in Popularity, as Probiotics Surpass Multivitamins to #4 Behind Fish Oil and CoQ10 in Latest ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/24/2017)
2016 Best CoQ10? ConsumerLab.com Tests Popular CoQ10 and Ubiquinol Supplements and Reveals Its Top Picks (12/21/2016)
 Best Fish Oil? ConsumerLab.com Tests 44 Popular Omega-3 Supplements and Identifies Its Top Picks (09/13/2016)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2016 Based on Consumer Satisfaction (02/25/2016)
 Vitamin D Supplements Jump to Top Spot in Popularity, Surpassing Fish Oil, as Probiotics Rise to #5 Spot Behind CoQ10 and Multivitamins in ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/24/2016)
2015 CoQ10 & Ubiquinol Supplements Vary in Quality, as Well as Dose, Absorption, and Price According to ConsumerLab.com (03/17/2015)
 ConsumerLab.com Shows Chinese Consumers What's Really in Foods and Supplements -- U.S. Testing Company Expands to China, Launches cn.ConsumerLab.com (03/05/2015)
 Use of Magnesium and Probiotics Rise, Multivitamins and Weight Loss Supplements Fall, According to ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/28/2015)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2015 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/25/2015)
 ConsumerLab.com Identifies Best Vitamin A Supplements, But Cautions That Most People Don't Need Them (01/20/2015)
2014 Round-up of Recent Product Tests by ConsumerLab.com -- Results for B Vitamin Supplements & Energy Drinks, Garlic, NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), Iron and Omega-7 Fatty Acids (12/09/2014)
 Which Supplements Help Lower Cholesterol? ConsumerLab.com Identifies Best Products by Reviewing Evidence and Testing Quality (07/22/2014)
 Best Fish Oil? ConsumerLab.com Testing Finds Many High Quality Supplements, But Pitfalls Exist (04/09/2014)
 Calcium, Vitamin C, and Fish Oil Supplements Drop in Use, Probiotics Rise According to ConsumerLab.com Survey (02/13/2014)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2014 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/12/2014)
2013 CoQ10 & Ubiquinol Supplements Should Be Chosen Carefully, Cautions ConsumerLab.com -- Less Than 4% of Listed Ingredient Found in Widely-Sold Product (03/05/2013)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2013 Based on Consumer Satisfaction
(02/01/2013)
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)
 Fish oil and multivitamins most popular supplements in ConsumerLab.com survey -- Internet most popular place to shop (02/05/2012)
 Top-rated vitamin and supplement brands and merchants on consumer satisfaction for 2012 -- Based on ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/01/2012)
 Do African mango supplements help with weight loss? ConsumerLab.com investigates the evidence (01/17/2012)
2011 Not all vitamin A supplements pass ConsumerLab.com tests -- New report reviews beta-carotene and cod liver oil supplements (09/21/2011)
 Vitamin D use increased 52% in past two years according to ConsumerLab.com survey of supplement users -- Fish oil continued to surpass multivitamins as most popular supplement and Internet was most common place to buy supplements (01/31/2011)
 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 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)
 Cholesterol-lowering supplements reviewed by ConsumerLab.com: Many pass quality testing, one fails. Sterol and policosanol products analyzed.  Evidence for other cholesterol-lowering ingredients evaluated (03/25/2010)
 Fish oil becomes most popular dietary supplement in ConsumerLab.com survey; Vitamin D and resveratrol use surge (01/31/2010)
2009 Survey shows fish oil nearly as popular as multivitamins among supplement users.  Most also take calcium and CoQ10 -- ConsumerLab.com publishes 2009 Report on Vitamin & Supplement Users, including top-rated brands and merchants.  (02/03/2009)
2008 ConsumerLab.com 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)
 Tests of ten red yeast rice supplements by ConsumerLab.com reveal significant statin levels, but some pills contaminated -- Popular cholesterol-lowering supplements compared in new report (07/01/2008)
2007 ConsumerLab.com 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)
 ConsumerLab.com produces series of free online seminars about dietary supplements — First seminar on "joint health" now available (03/06/2007)
2006 ConsumerLab.com evaluates cholesterol-lowering supplements — Test results available for over 90 products; Review of nine popular ingredients (08/01/2006)
2005 ConsumerLab.com 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 ConsumerLab.com 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)
 ConsumerLab.com expands testing to Japan — Testing Organization Expands to Help Japanese Consumers Determine Quality of Health and Nutrition Products (12/14/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com finds not all vitamin E products meet claims — Results for 33 vitamin E supplements and skin products released today (08/25/2004)
2002 Athletic Banned Substances Screening and Certification Program announced by ConsumerLab.com — Tester of supplements to screen for substances banned in Olympics (02/08/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com 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 ConsumerLab.com 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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