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Is your Omega -3 Fish Oil supplement safe?

A new Consumer report states that inconsistent levels of PCB wer found in Fish oil supplements purchased from various stores. Take a look at the article below.

Fish Oil Supplement Quality May Be Inconsistent
A new Consumer Reports investigation suggests that some fish oil products may be inconsistent in quality.

Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). There is supportive evidence from multiple studies that suggests the intake of recommended amounts of DHA and EPA in the form of dietary fish or fish oil supplements lowers triglycerides; reduces the risk of death, heart attack, dangerous abnormal heart rhythms and strokes in people with known heart disease.

The Consumer Reports investigation included outside testing of 15 brands of fish oil supplements bought in New York-area stores. Investigators found that all lots contained the labeled amount of EPA and DHA, and did not exceed limits for lead, mercury, dioxins or polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) established by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, a nongovernmental standard-setting group or by the European Union.

Consumer Reports noted, however, that several lots contained PCBs in amounts that could require warning labels. Among the brands with inconsistent levels of PCBs were CVS, Nature's Bounty®, GNC® and Sundown. Further research is necessary

Link to article:http://blog.naturalstandard.com/natural_standard_blog/2011/12/fish-oil-supplement-quality-may-be-inconsistent.html

 

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2 Comments

Fish oil supplements article is very good. I read this article and get many things that i was unknow about this.

Try the recipes from fishlogy.com since fish are rich in omega 3

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