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Black Currant Oil, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Flaxseed Oil, and Hemp Oil Supplements Review: Sources of ALA and GLA (Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acids)

Find the best flaxseed oil, evening primrose oil, borage oil, hemp oil, and black currant oil supplements (sources of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), evidence for use for lowering cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure, potential skin benefits and more. Find out which ones passed our tests and why.

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1.What is Omega XL and does it work?
2.What are omega-7 fatty acids? Do I need to take these if I already take fish oil?
3.Is it better to eat farmed salmon or wild salmon? Which one has more omega-3s and less contamination with PCBs, mercury, etc.?
4.Do any supplements help reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?  (in Comments)
5.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?
6.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?
7.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.
8.I drink organic milk with added DHA Omega-3, but it is expensive. Is it worth paying extra for the added DHA?
9.Are enteric coated supplements better than non-enteric coated ones?
10.Is canola oil good or bad for you? I heard it can be toxic.
11.Is echium oil a good alternative to fish oil? I am allergic to fish.
12.Are there any red flags to look for on the label when choosing a fish oil supplement?
13.Is CBD oil (cannabidiol) effective and safe? Is it legal?
14.Is DPA an important omega-3 fatty acid? It's been promoted as more "powerful" than EPA and DHA.
15.Is it true that fish oil is better absorbed when taken with a fatty meal?
16.What Is Marine-D3 and does it live up to anti-aging claims?
17.Which supplements can help lower cholesterol and keep my heart healthy? Are there any to avoid?  (in Comments)
18.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?
19.How do fish oil supplements compare to EPA prescription fish oil like Vascepa?
20.Is it better to take fish oil, flaxseed oil -- or both?
21.Is it true that taking a statin drug negates the benefits of taking fish oil supplements?
22.What is the difference between fish oil and krill oil? Is one better than the other?
23.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?
24.Lovaza, a prescription omega-3 fish oil, is very expensive. Can I get the same omega-3 oils from a supplement that costs less?
25.What is the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil? Is one better than the other?
26.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)
27.Is it true that there is no point in taking fish oil supplements for heart health?
28.What is benfotiamine and can it really improve or prevent complications from diabetes?  (in Comments)
29.Which supplements can cause diarrhea?
30.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?
31.Do any supplements help with gum disease or periodontitis?
32.What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?
33.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?  (in Comments)
34.Does vitamin B12 improve memory?
35.How can I easily compare the ingredients in supplements?
36.How does the new prescription fish oil Epanova compare to Lovaza --and fish oil supplements?
37.What is fermented cod liver oil, such as Blue Ice? Is it better than regular cod liver oil?
38.Which supplements have been shown to be helpful for autism?
39.What are the health benefits of black cumin seed (black seed) oil?
40.How good are sardines? Are they healthy and safe? What did CL's tests find?
41.Do "Mr. Happy Stack" supplements improve memory, cognition and mood, and are they safe?
42.Which supplements can help with arthritis?
43.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?
44.Can vitamin supplements strengthen brittle nails?  (in Comments)
45.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?
46.Is it true that fish oil supplements may contain soy? I'm allergic!
47.Is MitoQ a better form of CoQ10?  (in Comments)
48.What is the difference between natural and synthetic astaxanthin?
49.Which supplements are helpful for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
50.Which supplements can help me sleep?  (in Comments)
51.Which supplements help for osteoarthritis of the hip?
52.How do the Beyond Burger, the Impossible Burger, and a beef burger compare in terms of vitamins and minerals, and which is best?  (in Comments)
53.Is it okay to take vitamin D3 and fish oil together?
54.Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer? Do any increase cancer risk?
55.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?
56.Which supplements can help lower my triglycerides?
57.Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?
58.How can I get the equivalent of 20 ml of extra virgin olive oil (4 teaspoons) as oleic acid capsules?
59.Is fish oil safe? Is it contaminated with mercury and PCBs?
60.Is it safe to consume fish oil as a long-term food supplement?
61.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.
62.Does turmeric/curcumin help for osteoarthritis in dogs and cats? Is it safe?
63.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?
64.Is it better to get vitamins from foods or supplements, and are natural vitamins better than synthetic vitamins?  (in Comments)
65.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?
66.Can taking too much fish oil be dangerous?
67.I have low blood pressure. Are there any supplements I should avoid?
68.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.
69.Do magnesium creams, sprays and oils help with muscle pain and cramps? How about supplements?
70.When taking a statin drug like Lipitor or Crestor, are there supplements I should avoid or take?
71.Is it better for a fish oil (or krill oil) supplement to have more DHA than EPA?
72.Which supplements help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?
73.Is it true that some vitamins or supplements can cause cancer?
74.What is carrageenan? Should I be concerned that it is an ingredient in my supplement?
75.Which oils can help lower my cholesterol and risk of heart attack? How are coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil for example?
76.What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?
77.What is vitamin B12 and how much do I need?


Clinical Updates Found:
2020 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.
 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 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 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.
 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.
 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.
 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 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.
 Is Omega-6 a Problem? (01/19/2019)
Is Omega-6 a Problem?
Do omega-6 fatty acids like LA and GLA, found in many seed oils, promote inflammation in the body? No, and yes, according to the latest findings. Get the details in the Is Omega-6 a Problem? section of our Omega-3 and -6 Fatty Acid Supplements Review.
2018 Flaxseed Oil for High Blood Pressure? (11/06/2018)
Flaxseed Oil for High Blood Pressure?
Does flaxseed oil (which is rich in the omega-3 fatty acid ALA) help lower blood pressure in people with high blood pressure? Learn what a recent study found in the What It Does section of the Flaxseed Oil Review. (Also see our Top Picks for flaxseed and other seed oils.)
 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.)
 DPA -- The Other Omega-3 (10/23/2018)
DPA -- The Other Omega-3
Studies are showing that higher blood levels of DPA (an omega-3 fatty acid obtained from fish) are associated with healthier aging and reduced cardiovascular disease. Although a cause-and-effect relationship has not been established, if you’re interested in increasing DPA in your diet, we just published the amounts of DPA that we found in popular brands of canned tuna and salmon. Some had virtually no DPA, while others provided nearly 100 mg per serving. (Also see our Top Picks for Canned Tuna & Salmon.)
 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.
 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.)
 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 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).
 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.)
 B12 for Cognition (01/13/2018)
B12 for Cognition
Numerous studies show that getting adequate intake of B vitamins, such as B12, and, perhaps, omega-3 fatty acids from fish, may slow age-related declines in memory and cognition. But not everyone should expect a benefit, as shown in a recent study. For details, see the Memory, Cognition, and Alzheimer's Disease section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review. (Also see our Top Picks among products.)
2017 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.]
 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.
 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 >>
 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) >>
2016 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 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 >>
 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 >>
 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) >>
 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 >>
 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 >>
 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 Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure (08/22/2014)
Flaxseed Lowers Blood Pressure
Consuming milled flaxseed significantly lowered blood pressure in people with peripheral arterial disease, according to a recent clinical trial. Additional analysis of those results suggests the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) -- an omega-3 fatty acid -- in flaxseed may be responsible for the effect. Get the details, including the amount of flaxseed used, plus our tests of flaxseed, evening primrose, borage, and other seed oils containing ALA and GLA, in the updated Flaxseed Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, and Black Currant Oil Supplements Review >>   
 DHA for Periodontitis (Inflammation Around Teeth) (07/16/2014)
DHA for Periodontitis (Inflammation Around Teeth)
A new study found that giving DHA (from algal oil) along with low-dose aspirin led to greater reductions in local inflammation and pocketing around teeth than aspirin plus placebo. For more about the study, including dosage, and our tests and comparisons of algal oil supplements, see the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >> 
 Fish Oil May Prevent Cognitive Decline (07/16/2014)
Fish Oil May Prevent Cognitive Decline
A study of older individuals found that cognitive function and brain volume (size) were better preserved among those who reported using fish oil supplements than those who did not. The effect, however, was only seen in certain groups of people. For more about the study, and our tests and comparisons of fish oil supplements, see the updated Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >> 
 Don't Be Fooled by "Good Source of Omega-3s" Claim (07/10/2014)
Don't Be Fooled by "Good Source of Omega-3s" Claim
Over the years, ConsumerLab.com has pointed out that products sometimes claim to provide a percentage of the Daily Value (DV) of omega-3 or -6 fatty acids, even though no such Daily Value has been established. Now, the FDA has prohibited certain related statements on omega-3 supplement and food labels that could mislead consumers into thinking a product provides some percentage of this imaginary amount. Get the details, including what to watch out for on labels, plus our tests of fish oil and other omega-3 fatty acid supplements, in the updated Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >> 
 Cocoa May Worsen Acne (06/11/2014)
Cocoa May Worsen Acne
Unlike the study we reported last week showing potential help for acne from omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid supplements, a new study found that giving pure cocoa to men ages 18 to 35 had the opposite effect -- overall, more pimples. Get the details, along with our tests and comparisons of cocoa and chocolate products, in the update to the Cocoa Powders, Extracts and Chocolate Review >> 
 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 >> 
 Fish Oil May Reduce Risk of Blood Clots (06/07/2014)
Fish Oil May Reduce Risk of Blood Clots
A study of more than 20,000 people found that those who ate fish several times per week had a reduced risk of venous blood clots, and that getting additional fish oil from supplements reduced the risk even further. Get the details, including our tests of fish oil and other omega-3 supplements in the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >>   
 Does Fish Oil Help During Pregnancy? (05/03/2014)
Does Fish Oil Help During Pregnancy?
A recent study shows that, at age 4, children born to women given DHA-rich fish oil during pregnancy do not fare better cognitively than other children. Other positive effects around the time of birth, however, suggest that supplementation may be worthwhile. For details, as well as our tests of fish oil supplements, see the Fish Oil and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements Review (Including Krill, Algae, Calamari, Green-lipped Mussel Oil) >>   
 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-6 for Eczema? (05/05/2013)
Omega-6 for Eczema?
Supplements with the omega-6 fatty acid GLA from evening primrose oil or borage oil have long been promoted to treat eczema. However, a recent review of data from 27 studies casts doubt on this use. Get more information about this, and about omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, in the updated Black Currant, Borage, Evening Primrose, and Flaxeed Oil 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 >>
 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.
 Additional Nutrients For the Brain (01/08/2012)
Additional Nutrients For the Brain
An new study found that various nutrients and fats in the blood correlate with better brain functioning and brain volume in the elderly (mean age of 87). Higher levels of B vitamins and vitamins C, D, and E, as well as marine omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) appeared helpful. On the other hand, higher levels of trans-fats (from hydrogenated oils) had a negative impact. You can learn more about each of these nutrients in our various reports. An abstract of the study is online.
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.
 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 >>
 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 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.FDA Finds Problems at 52% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and 42% Abroad (03/13/2020)
2.Company Failed to Report Adverse Events Associated With Its Nutrition Shakes (02/26/2020)
3.CVS Settles Lawsuit Over Claims Its Omega-3 Supplement Improves Memory (09/16/2019)
4.Mislabeled Green Tea Supplement Recalled (07/15/2019)
5.Supplements Promoted for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Sell "False Hope," Warns FDA (02/13/2019)
6.Hill's Science Diet, Prescription Diet Dog Food Recalled Due to Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity (02/05/2019)
7.More Dog Food Recalled Due to Risk of Vitamin D Toxicity (11/27/2018)
8.Two Popular Memory Supplements Missing Some or All of Key Ingredient (11/16/2018)
9.Dog Food Recalled After Reports of Vitamin D Toxicity (11/06/2018)
10.Dog Treats, Food Recalled Due to Salmonella, Listeria Risk (02/27/2018)
11.Seller of Vitamin D, Omega-3's, Whey Protein & More Warned for Drug Claims (02/02/2018)
12.Seller of Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Whey Protein and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations (12/26/2017)
13.Seven Arrested for Selling Fake Olive Oil in Greece (11/28/2017)
14.Bones and Packaged "Bone Treats" Dangerous for Dogs (11/21/2017)
15.Total Body Nutrition Warned for Banned Stimulant in Supplements (10/18/2017)

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1.FDA Warns Seller of Probiotic and Omega-3 Supplements for Manufacturing Violations (06/07/2017)
2.Beware of Products Which Promise to Treat or Cure Cancer, FDA Warns (04/25/2017)
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.Nature Made Multis and B Complex Recalled Due to Salmonella, Staph Risk (06/09/2016)
8.Seller of Joint Health, Omega-3 Supplements & More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (05/24/2016)
9.FDA Finds Problems at 58% of Supplement Manufacturing Sites in U.S. and Abroad (03/12/2016)
10.FDA Warns Seller of Omega-3 "Concussion" Supplement for Drug Claims (10/08/2015)
11.Maker of Multivitamin and Fish Oil Warned for Manufacturing Violations (09/05/2015)
12.Seller of Omega-3, Probiotics & SuperFoods Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (05/30/2015)
13.Problems Found with New Zealand Fish Oil Supplements, Concerns Raised About Testing Methods (03/13/2015)
14.Seller of Vision Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (03/10/2015)
15.CVS Sued for Eye Health Supplement Claims (01/16/2015)
16.Seller of Speech Disorder Supplement Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (01/13/2015)
17.Seller of Omega-3 "Syrup" Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (12/12/2014)
18.Seller of Prostate, Heart Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
19.Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
20.Seller of Weight Loss, Saw Palmetto Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (10/21/2014)
21.Marketers of Memory Supplement Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (06/12/2014)
22.Chia Powders and Smoothies Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk (05/29/2014)
23.Seller of Flaxseed, Ginkgo and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (05/06/2014)
24.Maker of Cholesterol and Workout Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims and Unapproved Ingredient (02/13/2014)
25.Seller of Omega-3 and Joint Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (09/17/2013)
26.FTC Refunds Consumers of Children's Vitamins as Part of Deceptive Advertising Settlement (08/27/2013)
27.Beware of Dietary Supplements With Claims To Treat Diabetes, FDA Warns (07/25/2013)
28.Seller of Sexual Enhancement, Cholesterol, Resveratrol Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims (05/23/2013)
29.Maker of Concentration, Pain, Immune, Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (05/10/2013)
30.Joint Health Supplement Recalled for Undeclared Allergens (05/09/2013)
31.Maker of Omega-3, Saw Palmetto, St. John’s Wort Supplements And More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (05/03/2013)
32.Vision Supplement Company Warned For Drug Claims (04/25/2013)
33.Cardio, Energy and Sexual Enhancement Supplement Distributor Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (04/18/2013)
34.Maker of Liquid Omega-3 Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations (02/28/2013)
35.Pet Supplement Company Issues Recall Due To Potential Bacterial Contamination (02/21/2013)
36.Manufacturer of Heart, Multivitamin, Cranberry, and Longevity Supplements Warned For Adulteration and Drug Claims (02/13/2013)
37.Seller of Omega-3 and Emu Oil Supplements Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding (01/30/2013)
38.FDA Warns Maker of Glucosamine and Omega-3 Supplements For Manufacturing Violations (12/21/2012)
39.Maker of Joint Health, Blood Sugar, Prostate, Ginkgo Supplements and More Warned For Drug Claims, Misbranding and Adulteration (11/02/2012)
40.Manufacturer of Green Tea, Vitamin E, Omega-3 and Cranberry Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Misbranding and Drug Claims (10/24/2012)
41.Maker of Eye Health Supplements Warned for Drug Claims (09/26/2012)
42.Maker of Omega-3, Bone and Brain and Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (09/10/2012)
43.Supplement Company Warned For Medical Claims and Misbranding Of Omega-3, CoQ10, Noni Juice And More (08/30/2012)
44.Protein Supplement Maker Fails FDA Audit -- Many Products Affected (04/16/2012)
45.Choking Concern Prompts Eye Supplement Recall (07/28/2010)
46.FTC Warns of Deceptive Claims with Children's Omega-3 Supplements (02/17/2010)


News Releases Found:
2020 Best Alternative Milks? ConsumerLab Tests Reveal What's Really in Plant-Based Milks (05/22/2020)
 Best and Worst Multivitamins Revealed by ConsumerLab -- Problems Found With 44% of Multis Tested (04/28/2020)
 Best and Worst Chia Seed Products Revealed by ConsumerLab (03/03/2020)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2020 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/25/2020)
2019 Best Cholesterol-Lowering Supplements (Sterols, Stanols & Policosanol) Identified by ConsumerLab (04/26/2019)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2019 Based on Consumer Satisfaction -- Results of the ConsumerLab.com Survey of Vitamin & Supplement Users (02/25/2019)
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)
 Top-rated Vitamin and Supplement Brands and Merchants for 2018 Based on Consumer Satisfaction (02/25/2018)
2017 Flaxseed and Other Popular Omega 3 & 6 Oil Supplements Tested, But Not All Brands Pass -- Tests of Black Currant Oil, Borage Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Flaxseed Oil, and Hemp Oil Supplements (11/27/2017)
2016 Best Fish Oil? ConsumerLab.com Tests 44 Popular Omega-3 Supplements and Identifies Its Top Picks (09/13/2016)
2015 Best Supplements for Bone Health? ConsumerLab.com Finds Products with Multiple Ingredients More Likely to Contain Wrong Amounts (04/28/2015)
 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)
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)
 Flaxseed and Other Popular Seed Oil Supplements Tested by ConsumerLab.com, But Not All Brands Pass -- Flaxseed, Black Currant, Borage and Evening Primrose Oils Reviewed (05/07/2014)
 Best Fish Oil? ConsumerLab.com Testing Finds Many High Quality Supplements, But Pitfalls Exist (04/09/2014)
 Mislabeling of Some Joint Health Supplements with Glucosamine, Chondroitin, Boswellia, and MSM According to ConsumerLab.com -- 38 Supplements Tested, Including Products for Dogs and Cats -- (02/26/2014)
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)
 ConsumerLab.com Reports Problems with Some Vitamin D and Calcium Supplements -- Wrong Amounts of Vitamin D, Pills Which Don’t Break Apart, and Lead Contamination Found (02/11/2013)
2012 ConsumerLab.com Tests Reveal What's Really In Green Tea Supplements and Bottled Drinks (12/21/2012)
 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)
2011 Not all vitamin A supplements pass ConsumerLab.com tests -- New report reviews beta-carotene and cod liver oil supplements (09/21/2011)
 ConsumerLab.com reviews CoQ10 and ubiquinol supplements -- Tests show quality to be high, but large differences found in dosage, formulation, and cost (03/08/2011)
 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 "Eye health" supplements vary widely in formula but product quality is high according to ConsumerLab.com (12/16/2009)
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)
 Some iron supplements short on iron or contaminated according to ConsumerLab.com (05/05/2008)
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 finds some "red wine" supplements deliver less resveratrol than expected; Wide range in dose and price (11/13/2007)
 Recently tested magnesium supplements free of lead, but one product missing most of its ingredient according to ConsumerLab.com — First Major Product Review of Potential "Life-Extending" Ingredient (10/30/2007)
 ConsumerLab.com finds generic antidepressant behaves differently from original drug. May explain complaints by patients. — Generic drug equality questioned (10/12/2007)
 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)
 Two magnesium supplements fail testing due to lead contamination. Nineteen others pass. Report now available. (06/15/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com finds quality of most nutrition powders and drinks high, but identifies five protein powders with excess sodium or cholesterol — Report Now Available Online (04/27/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com finds most B-vitamins of high quality but three lacking in ingredients — Test Results for 41 Products Reported Along with Information on Use (03/30/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com reports on vitamin C supplements — Test Results for 29 Products Reported Along with Information on Use (03/14/2005)
 ConsumerLab.com reports on nutrition bars — Highlights major differences, inaccuracies, and urges consumers to "know your bar" (02/08/2005)
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)
 ConsumerLab.com reports on iron supplements — Wide variety of products pass testing; Consumers advised on proper dose, type of iron to avoid problems (07/26/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com finds several herbal sleep supplements fail tests for quality — Results for 13 valerian products released today (07/07/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com warns of deceptive campaign by manufacturer of children's vitamin (05/28/2004)
 Consumers warned of pitfalls with some multivitamins and vitamin waters — Testing by ConsumerLab.com uncovers problems with many brands (05/21/2004)
 New ConsumerLab.com report on St. John's wort highlights benefits and risks of herbal product for depression (04/27/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com shares insights from 2 years of testing supplements for athletic banned substances — Athletes and manufacturers urged to learn how to avoid problems (04/22/2004)
 ConsumerLab.com finds some zinc supplements low in ingredient and many don't instruct on proper use — Consumers urged to learn more about zinc when using supplements (04/07/2004)
 Many echinacea supplements don't meet quality standards according to ConsumerLab.com — Test results of cold-reducing herbal supplements released (03/18/2004)
2002 ConsumerLab.com finds some spoilage and inaccuracy among omega-3 and 6 supplements — List released of evening primrose, flaxseed and other GLA/ALA products that passed testing  (08/07/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com finds lead contamination remains a problem for certain mineral supplements — Lead found in iron, magnesium and, most recently, potassium pills (07/16/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com reviews radioprotective Iodine pills in response to terrorist threats — Quality of products is high, but local access is poor (06/25/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com lists magnesium products that passed testing — Some products fail due to excess magnesium and lead contamination (05/15/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com finds "Breast Enhancement" pills lack evidence of efficacy (04/16/2002)
 More than one in five weight loss, slimming and/or diabetes supplements fail ConsumerLab.com evaluation — Problems found in chromium and pyruvate products; CLA products fine (04/03/2002)
 ConsumerLab.com finds nutrition powders & drinks more accurately labeled than nutrition bars, but unapproved food ingredient seen in some (03/05/2002)
 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)
 Sixty percent of nutrition bars fail to meet claims in ConsumerLab.com tests — "Low Carb" bars often loaded with carbohydrates; excess sodium and saturated fat also found (10/30/2001)
 Most iron supplements pass ConsumerLab.com testing — Lead contamination and insufficient iron found in some (10/03/2001)
 Problems and ambiguity among alternative estrogen products reported by ConsumerLab.com — Results of soy and red clover isoflavone product testing released online today (08/15/2001)
 Many herbal sleep products lack key claimed ingredient — Results of ConsumerLab.com's testing of valerian products released on web today (07/09/2001)
 ConsumerLab.com reports test results of arthritis supplement — MSM; Quality found higher than for most supplements, but room for improvement remains (06/04/2001)
 Over forty percent of Echinacea products fail ConsumerLab.com review; Inadequate labeling and missing ingredients found common for popular herbal cold remedy (05/07/2001)


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