News Item: Test results published by the New York Times on January 22, 2014 found that several store brand fish oil supplements may not meet label claim for omega-3 fatty acid content. Of 30 products analyzed (from retail companies including Kirkland, GNC, Nordic Naturals and Carlson Labs) at least a dozen averaged 14% below label claim for DHA. Six of the products tested a full 30% below label claim on total omega-3 levels.
Take Home Message: When it comes to quality assurance, many store brands fall short. Professional products that are rigorously tested for purity and potency offer your patients increased assurance that what’s on the label is in the bottle. Moss Nutrition Select offers two outstanding, competitively priced fish oil products that are available through practitioners only: regular strength EPA/DHA Select, and high potency EPA/DHA HP Select. Click here to read our technical sheet and learn more.
By Diana Allen, MS, CNS; Product Development Manager
01/28/2014 – Moss Nutrition Digest #1
REFERENCE: “What’s in Your Fish Oil Supplements?” By Anahad O’Connor