A comparison of actual versus stated label amounts of EPA and DHA in commercial omega-3 dietary supplements in the United States.

@article{Kleiner2015ACO,
  title={A comparison of actual versus stated label amounts of EPA and DHA in commercial omega-3 dietary supplements in the United States.},
  author={Alison C. Kleiner and Dennis P. Cladis and Charles R. Santerre},
  journal={Journal of the science of food and agriculture},
  year={2015},
  volume={95 6},
  pages={1260-7}
}
BACKGROUND Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are associated with health benefits throughout life and are obtained primarily through fish and fish oil supplements. Due to the growing popularity of dietary supplements, 47 commercial fish, krill, and algal oil supplements were analyzed for EPA, DHA, and other fatty acids. RESULTS For fish- and krill-based supplements, the range of EPA was 81.8 to 454.6 mg g(-1) oil and DHA was 51.6 to 220.4 mg g(-1) oil. For algal oil… CONTINUE READING
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