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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.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.How good are sardines? Are they healthy and safe? What did CL's tests find?
12.Is it better to eat farmed salmon or wild salmon? Which one has more omega-3s and less contamination with PCBs, mercury, etc.?
13.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?
14.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?
15.Is it true that fish oil supplements may contain soy? I'm allergic!
16.Is it true that taking a statin drug negates the benefits of taking fish oil supplements?
17.What is the difference between natural and synthetic astaxanthin?
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.Are there vitamins or supplements that can reduce my risk of breast cancer? Do any increase cancer risk?
23.Do "Mr. Happy Stack" supplements improve memory, cognition and mood, and are they safe?
24.Is echium oil a good alternative to fish oil? I am allergic to fish.
25.Is fish oil safe? Is it contaminated with mercury and PCBs?
26.Is it safe to consume fish oil as a long-term food supplement?
27.Which supplements can help with arthritis?
28.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.
29.Does vitamin B12 improve memory?
30.Can taking too much fish oil be dangerous?
31.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?
32.I have low blood pressure. Are there any supplements I should avoid?
33.Is it better to take fish oil, flaxseed oil -- or both?
34.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?
35.What is the difference between fish oil and krill oil? Is one better than the other?
36.Which supplements are helpful for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?
37.Are enteric coated supplements better than non-enteric coated ones?
38.What is the difference between fish oil and cod liver oil? Is one better than the other?
39.What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?
40.Which supplements help for osteoarthritis of the hip?
41.Which supplements help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?
42.Is it true that some vitamins or supplements can cause cancer?
43.What is carrageenan? Should I be concerned that it is an ingredient in my supplement?
44.Which oils can help lower my cholesterol and risk of heart attack? How are coconut oil, olive oil, and fish oil for example?
45.Which supplements can help lower my triglycerides?
46.Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?
47.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).
 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.
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 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 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 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 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.)
 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 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).
 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 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.]
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 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 >>
 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 >>
2015 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 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 >>
 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 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 >> 
2013 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 >>
 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 »
2012 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 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 >>
 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 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 >>


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.CVS Settles Lawsuit Over Claims Its Omega-3 Supplement Improves Memory (09/16/2019)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Beware of Products Which Promise to Treat or Cure Cancer, FDA Warns (04/25/2017)
2.FDA Warns Seller of Omega-3 "Concussion" Supplement for Drug Claims (10/08/2015)
3.Seller of Vision Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (03/10/2015)
4.CVS Sued for Eye Health Supplement Claims (01/16/2015)
5.Seller of Speech Disorder Supplement Agrees to Settle FTC Charges of Deceptive Claims (01/13/2015)
6.Seller of Cholesterol, Arthritis Supplements and More Warned for Drug Claims (11/06/2014)
7.Maker of Cholesterol and Workout Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims and Unapproved Ingredient (02/13/2014)
8.Seller of Omega-3 and Joint Supplements Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (09/17/2013)
9.Joint Health Supplement Recalled for Undeclared Allergens (05/09/2013)
10.Manufacturer of Green Tea, Vitamin E, Omega-3 and Cranberry Supplements Warned For Manufacturing Violations, Misbranding and Drug Claims (10/24/2012)
11.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? ConsumerLab.com Tests 44 Popular Omega-3 Supplements and Identifies Its Top Picks (09/13/2016)
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)
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)
 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)
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)
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)
 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)
 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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