It’s not surprising that lots of us are taking a fish oil supplement. After all, the government’s National Institute of Health says fish oil is beneficial for many conditions, including:
• Heart health • Cancer • Mental health • Learning skills • Arthritis pain.
But Is Your Fish Oil What It Claims To Be?
How do you know the fish oil you’re taking really contains what the label says it does? No one verifies it – the FDA doesn’t test fish oil supplements like it does other food and drug products sold in the U.S.
In fact, the FDA doesn’t test or regulate any health or dietary supplement, not just fish oil. With no FDA involvement, we have to rely on the company selling the fish oil to tell us the truth.
So it’s concerning when recent news reports say that some dietary supplement products may not actually contain what their labels say they do.
Most companies claim that the label on their fish oil is accurate (of course they do). But it turns out that you don’t have to take their word for it, you can check for yourself.
Here’s How You Can Find Out
Verifying that your fish oil’s label is accurate may require a couple of steps and take a little time but it’s pretty straight forward. Your experience may be a little different from mine depending on the brand you’re taking. But if you follow the steps I took, you’ll know whether the label on your fish oil supplements are accurate.
I created a short guide that explains fish oil labels and the information they contain, followed by the steps I used to verify the information on my label. So if you want to begin by learning more about the label itself and what it’s telling you, click here.
But if you want to skip the label tutorial and go directly to the first step you should take to verify your label, click here.