Fish oil supplements not matching labels
Many fish oil supplements sold in New Zealand and Australia may contain lower quantities of omega-3 fatty acids than their labels claim, new research reveals.
An analysis of 32 brands of fish oil capsules commercially available in Australia and New Zealand showed that only three contained the same concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids as was listed on the respective product labels.
On average, the supplements contained 68% of the claimed content of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Only 8%