How do you know if the omega-3 fish oil you are using is safe? A lot is being said about fish oil oxidation and the oil turning rancid. Three major areas of concern regarding the quality of fish oil supplements are: the actual omega-3 content, contaminants and stability. How the fish oil is processed and distributed makes a big difference. The less time the oil is exposed to oxygen, heat and light, the better.
According to some studies Omega-3 fatty acids play important roles in brain function, reducing inflammation and deficiencies have been linked to a variety of health problems, So finding and taking a quality omega-3 supplement may be important for your health.
Their is a way that can help determine if the fish oil you are taking is of good quality.
The International Fish Oil Standards™ (IFOS™) Program is the only third party testing and certification program for fish oils. IFOS sets the world's highest standards for purity, potency and freshness. This is a voluntary third party certification program that distributors
can get for individual batches/lots of their product. Results are displayed on the IFOS website, removing any doubt in the consumer’s mind that the product is truly IFOS certified, safe and pure. Two quality fish oil supplements we found using the testing results shown on their website were (Carlson Laboratories) ECOSmart Omega-3 (squid) and Ultimate EFA from Youngevity.
Here is a link you can use to find testing results for these and other brands.