Omega-3 fatty acid content was measured at 1041.7mg/serving, 9.4% below its 1150mg label claim.
EPA, at 556.5mg/serving, fell below its 670mg label claim by 16.9%. Similarly, DHA (394.0mg/serving) fell below its 395mg label claim by 0.2%.
Mercury content measured at less than 4 PPB (parts per billion), above the 2.4 PPB category average. The Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3 (GOED) mercury limit is 100 PPB.
Peroxide value recorded at 0.7 meq/kg, and a p-anisidine value recorded at 7.1.
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 1041.7mg total omega-3 fatty acids, within 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 556.5mg and DHA accounts for 394.0mg. 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 77% EPA + DHA.
No flagged inactive ingredients were recorded in this product.
Omega-3 fatty acids constitute 85% of this product's total fish oil content.
1041.7mg of total omega-3 fatty acids, consisting of 556.5mg EPA and 394.0mg 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.
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