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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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2.Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA)
3.Flaxseed Oil
4.Attention Deficit Disorder
5.Functional Foods Index
6.Multiple Sclerosis
8.Coronary Artery Disease
10.Macular Degeneration
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1.Is it true that fish oil is better absorbed when taken with a fatty meal?
2.What are omega-7 fatty acids? Do I need to take these if I already take fish oil?
3.What Is Marine-D3 and does it live up to anti-aging claims?
4.How do fish oil supplements compare to EPA prescription fish oil like Vascepa?
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.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.
7.Are there any red flags to look for on the label when choosing a fish oil supplement?
8.What is fermented cod liver oil, such as Blue Ice? Is it better than regular cod liver oil?
9.What is Omega XL and does it work?
10.Which supplements have been shown to be helpful for autism?
11.Is it better to eat farmed salmon or wild salmon? Which one has more omega-3s and less contamination with PCBs, mercury, etc.?
12.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?
13.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?
14.Is it true that fish oil supplements may contain soy? I'm allergic!
15.Is it true that taking a statin drug negates the benefits of taking fish oil supplements?
16.What is the difference between natural and synthetic astaxanthin?
17.Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer?
18.Is canola oil good or bad for you? I heard it can be toxic.
19.Is CBD oil (cannabidiol) effective and safe? Is it legal?
20.Is it okay to take vitamin D3 and fish oil together?
21.Which supplements can cause diarrhea?
22.Is echium oil a good alternative to fish oil? I am allergic to fish.
23.Is fish oil safe? Is it contaminated with mercury and PCBs?
24.Is it safe to consume fish oil as a long-term food supplement?
25.Which supplements can help with arthritis?
26.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.
27.Does vitamin B12 improve memory?
28.Can taking too much fish oil be dangerous?
29.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?
30.I have low blood pressure. Are there any supplements I should avoid?
31.Is it better to take fish oil, flaxseed oil -- or both?
32.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?
33.What is the difference between fish oil and krill oil? Is one better than the other?
34.Which supplements are helpful for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
35.Are enteric coated supplements better than non-enteric coated ones?
36.What is the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil? Is one better than the other?
37.What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?
38.Which supplements help for osteoarthritis of the hip?
39.Which supplements help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?
40.Is it true that some vitamins or supplements can cause cancer?
41.What is carrageenan? Should I be concerned that it is an ingredient in my supplement?
42.Which oils can help lower my cholesterol and risk of heart attack? How are coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil for example?
43.Which supplements can help lower my triglycerides?
44.Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?

Clinical Updates Found:
2019 Fish Oil Can Reduce Cognitive Decline (11/19/2019)
 Fish Oil During Pregnancy (04/23/2019)
 Is Omega-6 a Problem? (01/19/2019)
2018 Omega-3s & Healthy Aging (10/20/2018)
 Fish Oil for Depression? (07/13/2018)
 Eat Fish for Heart Health (05/22/2018)
 Fish Oil for Dry Eye? (04/14/2018)
 B12 for Cognition (01/13/2018)
2017 Fish Oil for Focus in Kids? (10/31/2017)
2016 Omega-3s Drop in Farmed Salmon (10/08/2016)
 Omega-3 and -6 Improves Reading Skills in Children (09/20/2016)
 Omega-3s and Diabetic Eye Disease (08/23/2016)
 Fish Oil and Blood Pressure (02/16/2016)
 Sale of GMO Salmon Halted (02/10/2016)
 Omega-3's May Be Important in Preventing Cognitive Decline (01/20/2016)
2015 Does Fish Oil Slow Cognitive Decline? (08/29/2015)
 Fish Intake and Breast Cancer Risk (05/13/2015)
 Treating ADHD with Omega-3s? (05/13/2015)
 Green Lipped Mussel Oil Reduces Pain and Inflammation After Exercise (03/06/2015)
2014 Help for Acne from Omega-3 & -6 Oils (06/07/2014)
2013 Fish Oil and Arthritis (09/21/2013)
 Supplement Helps Dry Eye (08/04/2013)
 Fish Oil Linked to Prostate Cancer? (07/14/2013)
 Omega-3s Linked to Less Heart Disease and Longer Life (04/07/2013)
2012 Fish Oil Benefit Questioned (09/16/2012)
 Fish Oil Tested for Multiple Sclerosis (04/22/2012)
 Additional Nutrients For the Brain (01/08/2012)
2011 Fish Oil and the Eye (04/10/2011)

Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.CVS Settles Lawsuit Over Claims Its Omega-3 Supplement Improves Memory (09/16/2019)
2.Beware of Products Which Promise to Treat or Cure Cancer, FDA Warns (04/25/2017)
3.FDA Warns Seller of Omega-3 "Concussion" Supplement for Drug Claims (10/08/2015)
4.Seller of Vision Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (03/10/2015)
5.CVS Sued for Eye Health Supplement Claims (01/16/2015)
6.Seller of Speech Disorder Supplement Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (01/13/2015)
7.Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
8.Maker of Cholesterol and Workout Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims and Unapproved Ingredient (02/13/2014)
9.Seller of Omega-3 and Joint Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (09/17/2013)
10.Joint Health Supplement Recalled for Undeclared Allergens (05/09/2013)
11.Manufacturer of Green Tea, Vitamin E, Omega-3 and Cranberry Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Misbranding and Drug Claims (10/24/2012)
12.Maker of Eye Health Supplements Warned for Drug Claims (09/26/2012)

News Releases Found:
2018 Tests Reveal Best Fish Oil Supplements and How They Compare to Prescription Fish Oil (11/19/2018)
 Little Omega-3 and High Mercury Found In Some Canned Tuna -- Better Choices Selected for Tuna and Salmon (09/12/2018)
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? Tests 44 Popular Omega-3 Supplements and Identifies Its Top Picks (09/13/2016)
2015 Shows Chinese Consumers What's Really in Foods and Supplements -- U.S. Testing Company Expands to China, Launches (03/05/2015)
2014 Round-up of Recent Product Tests by -- 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? Identifies Best Products by Reviewing Evidence and Testing Quality (07/22/2014)
 Flaxseed and Other Popular Seed Oil Supplements Tested by, But Not All Brands Pass -- Flaxseed, Black Currant, Borage and Evening Primrose Oils Reviewed (05/07/2014)
 Best Fish Oil? Testing Finds Many High Quality Supplements, But Pitfalls Exist (04/09/2014)
2012 Contamination and Other Problems Found in Fish Oil Supplements -- Large Review by Reveals Excessive PCBs or Mislabeling in Over 30% of Omega-3 Supplements (08/22/2012)
2011 Not all vitamin A supplements pass tests -- New report reviews beta-carotene and cod liver oil supplements (09/21/2011)
 Spoilage and labeling errors found with some omega-3 and -6 supplements; Review of evening primrose, flaxseed, borage, and black currant oil supplements (01/11/2011)
2010 finds quality problems with nearly 30% of fish oil supplements reviewed; "Fishy" claims identified -- Softgels and liquids for adults, children and pets tested, including krill oil and algal oil supplements  (09/28/2010)
 Cholesterol-lowering supplements reviewed by Many pass quality testing, one fails. Sterol and policosanol products analyzed.  Evidence for other cholesterol-lowering ingredients evaluated (03/25/2010)
2009 "Eye health" supplements vary widely in formula but product quality is high according to (12/16/2009)
2008 Find Fifty Fish Oil Supplements Pass Quality Testing -- New Report Helps Consumers Choose Among Pills, Liquids, Foods and Beverages with Omega-3 Fatty Acids (EPA and DHA) (08/05/2008)
 Some iron supplements short on iron or contaminated according to (05/05/2008)
2007 finds improvement in quality of omega-3 and -6 supplements — Results for 22 products made from evening primrose, flaxseed, borage and black currant oils (12/10/2007)
2005 finds some supplements lower in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids than claimed — Report available for 23 products made from oils of black currant, borage, evening primrose and flax (07/12/2005)
2004 expands testing to Japan — Testing Organization Expands to Help Japanese Consumers Determine Quality of Health and Nutrition Products (12/14/2004) finds Omega-3 fish oil supplements safer than fish but quality varies among brands — Test of 41 Supplements Finds No Mercury or PCB Contamination, But Some Spoiled or Lacking Claimed Oils (12/14/2004) finds not all vitamin E products meet claims — Results for 33 vitamin E supplements and skin products released today (08/25/2004) reports on iron supplements — Wide variety of products pass testing; Consumers advised on proper dose, type of iron to avoid problems (07/26/2004) finds several herbal sleep supplements fail tests for quality — Results for 13 valerian products released today (07/07/2004) 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 uncovers problems with many brands (05/21/2004)
 New report on St. John's wort highlights benefits and risks of herbal product for depression (04/27/2004) 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) 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 — Test results of cold-reducing herbal supplements released (03/18/2004)
2002 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)
 Athletic Banned Substances Screening and Certification Program announced by — Tester of supplements to screen for substances banned in Olympics (02/08/2002) finds most B vitamin supplements contain what they claim, but often exceed safe levels — Consumers cautioned to be aware of side effects with high dose products (01/08/2002)
2001 finds fish oil supplements free of mercury, but 30% lacking in key ingredient — Test results of omega-3 fatty acid (EPA and DHA) products released today (11/20/2001)
 Sixty percent of nutrition bars fail to meet claims in tests — "Low Carb" bars often loaded with carbohydrates; excess sodium and saturated fat also found (10/30/2001)
 Most iron supplements pass testing — Lead contamination and insufficient iron found in some (10/03/2001)
 Problems and ambiguity among alternative estrogen products reported by — 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's testing of valerian products released on web today (07/09/2001) 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 review; Inadequate labeling and missing ingredients found common for popular herbal cold remedy (05/07/2001)


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