When shopping for a fish oil supplement buying the purest and highest quality product is of paramount importance. You want to make sure the product you choose is going to be free of any potentially unhealthy impurities and that each capsule contains the amount of omega 3 fatty acids listed on its label. Thanks to the Internet and this article finding these products is easy. There are now organizations that test various fish oil supplements for their purity and whether they meet label claims. One we like is the IFOS. They also list their test results on their website for free making it easy to learn which products can be trusted.
The IFOS tests fish oil supplements products at the request of their manufacturers. They compare the results of their tests against the standards for purity and concentration set by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other groups. Products tested are scored on a basis of 1 to 5 stars with 5 being the best score. A fish oil supplement with 5 stars is going to be one that has impurity levels lower than those set as acceptable by the WHO and an omega 3 fatty acid concentration that meets or exceeds their standards too.
Listed below are products that have received 5 star ratings from IFOS. All of these products also have an omega 3 fatty acid concentration greater than 60% too which means they have as many omega 3’s (EPA/DHA) per capsule as possible.
You can check out results for all of the fish oil supplements tested by the IFOS at this link.