The Ugly Truth About Fish Supplements

Studies show that Americans spend about $1 billion on fish and fish supplements every year in a bid to eat a healthier diet. The recent report by is therefore alarming. The organization says that 30% of the 24 brand name supplements were below the recommended standards for active ingredients, freshness and contamination.

Tests carried out on krill, alga oil and fish supplements showed that seven of the twenty-four products failed in various areas. Three types of supplements had less Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA than the manufacturers claimed. One of the three products showed spoilage, something that was also detected in two other products, one of which was meant for children. One product released ingredients too soon and another meant for pets exceeded PCB's contamination limit.

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