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Category Archives: Fish Oil Contamination & Safety

Test Your Fish Oil At Home

There is a lot of information on the web about fish oil in the natural triglyceride (TG) form versus the ethyl ester (EE) types, but some of this info is misleading. Let’s clear up a few things. For starters, not all fish oil works the same. In fact, studies (like this one) show that fishContinue Reading

What is Oxidation?

The answer is related to why our bodies need antioxidants. Ever heard of antioxidants? Of course you have, since every new health product on the market boasts about its antioxidant properties and scientists have been telling us for decades to get more of them. Everything from blueberries to olive oil to green tea are recommendedContinue Reading

Is the BP Gulf Oil Spill Affecting Fish Oil Supplements?

The recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has a lot of Americans worried about the safety of available seafood, especially on the east coast of the country. Sure, it’s easy enough to curb your consumption of fresh shrimp from the bayou… but, what about your fish oil? Is fish oil at risk? QuiteContinue Reading

Lawsuit Exposes Unsafe PCB Contamination of Several Popular Fish Oil Supplements

A California environmental group is suing several producers of popular fish oil products for excessive contamination in their fish oils. The group, Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation, found that fish oil supplements from CVS Pharmacy, Nature Made, Rite Aid, GNC, Solgar, Twinlab, Now Health, Omega Protein and Pharmavite contained excessive levels of PCBs. California law requires that consumersContinue Reading

What To Look For In Fish Oil Pills

When choosing fish oil pills, the most important question to be asking is: How safe is this product? Like all other fish products, fish oil pills are subject to risks of contamination. In fact, it’s gotten so bad that the FDA has issued statements asking us to limit the amount of fish we consume. FishContinue Reading

Cod Liver Oil – Is It a Safe Source of Omega-3?

Some people may remember Grandma always saying to take your cod liver oil. As foul- tasting and pungent as it was, Grandma was onto something. At one point, it was fairly common knowledge that a person should take cod liver oil for general health purposes, but that knowledge was lost in more recent generations, perhaps because it was so awful-tasting and how could something so unpalatable be good for you? While this may seem like rather poor rationale, perhaps they were onto something also! It turns out that cod liver oil can actually be harmful due to toxic levels of Vitamin A. Considering the liver is the filter of the body, perhaps this should come as no surprise!Continue Reading

Liver Oil – What kinds are there, and are they safe?

There are generally two kinds of liver oil supplements that people take — cod liver oil and shark liver oil. Unfortunately, both have much to be desired. Cod liver oil is a much more common liver oil, and has been taken traditionally for health reasons. The primary benefits of cod liver oil are omega-3 fattyContinue Reading