Some Omega-3 Supplements Mislead on Labels
New research by a consumer group finds that some dietary supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids mislead consumers about their ingredients.
Consumerlab.com found in laboratory tests of 35 supplements that 31 percent did not contain the amount of healthy fatty acids that their labels claimed they did, according to Medical Daily. Studies have found omega-3 fatty acids can improve heart health and lower triglycerides.
Researchers tested omega-3 supplements containing fish oil, krill oil, calamari oil, cod liver oil, and algae oil. They found that most of the dietary supplements do not benefit consumers in decreasing the risk of heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and macular degeneration.
Many were found to falsely claim the amount of fatty acids in them to be higher than the actual level, according to Medical Daily. Others were found to contain unacceptable levels of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), a chemical banned in the US.
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