This product does not disclose total omega-3 content (for which it was penalized on its Label Accuracy score). Our analysis recorded 830mg total omega-3 fatty acids.
EPA content was measured at 520mg/serving, 30.0% over its claim, and DHA content was measured at 230mg/serving, 15.0% over its claim.
Mercury content measured at 1 PPB (parts per billion), below the 2.4 PPB category average and significantly below the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) 100 PPB limit. Bulk samples of this product also passed the six mineral assays, indicating presence of under 1 PPM of arsenic, lead, cadmium, bismuth, antimony, and silver compounds.
Total polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) content (representative of aroclors 1016, 1221, 1232, 1242, 1248, 1254, and 1260) measured at 0.02 PPM, which is significantly below the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2 PPM limit for the edible parts of fish/shellfish. It is also below the stricter standards enacted by California’s Proposition 65, which requires products containing greater than 0.09 PPM of PCB content to bear a cancer warning.
This product recorded a peroxide level of 1.9 meq/kg (Mean = 3.7, Upper Limit = 5) and a p-anisidine level of 6.7.
Note: Our freshness scores are based entirely on peroxide values, measures of primary oxidation in fatty acids. Flavoring agents have been shown to skew p-anisidine values (measures of secondary oxidation). LabDoor is currently researching alternative p-anisidine assays that have the capability to account for and eliminate the effects of flavoring.
One serving of this product provides 830mg total omega-3 fatty acids, below the 1.1g - 1.6g daily Adequate Intake (AI) range set by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) for individuals over the age of 14. Of the total omega-3 content, EPA accounts for 520mg and DHA accounts for 230mg. There is currently no established daily recommended intake for EPA and DHA, although the World Health Organization's (WHO) recommendation -- 0.3g - 0.5g EPA + DHA/day with 0.8g - 1.1g ALA/day (which is partially converted to EPA and DHA) -- is held in high regard.
Furthermore, this product consists of 59% EPA + DHA.
Mercury content measured at 1 PPB, below the 2.4 PPB category average and significantly below the 100 PPB limit established by the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED).
This product had measurable levels of PCB content, recording 0.02 PPM of aroclor 1260. This is below the 2 PPM limit set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the stricter 0.09 PPM limit enacted by California’s Proposition 65.
Omega-3 fatty acids constitute 66% of this product's total fish oil content.
830mg of total omega-3 fatty acids, consisting of 520mg EPA and 230mg DHA, is expected to be highly effective based on an estimated 1g recommended daily intake.
Omega-3 fatty acids are clinically shown to improve cardiovascular conditions such as coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemia and hypertension, and, according to limited evidence, enhance cognition, reduce anxiety, improve athletic performance and decrease risk of certain cancers. Clinical research supporting the latter effects is promising, but not conclusive; additional research is required before any conclusions can be drawn.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.