Are you just plain simple fed up of trying many fish supplements and still waiting for the miracles to happen with your health? Well, then the most logical reason is that all those supplements that you have been using are of poor quality and therefore are ineffective. This is where omega3 fish oil test reports come to rescue. These reports let us select the
There are basically three top factors that decide the quality of any supplement – the amount of essential omega3 fats present in the oil, freshness of the oil, and toxicity of the oil. A good omega 3 fish oil test reports talk about all of them and help you take a go or no go decision. You can find these reports on the website of the supplement manufacturer.
You might be surprised to know that there are many unscrupulous manufacturers, who either do not publish omega 3 fish oil test reports or increase the complexity of these reports so that these reports are beyond our comprehension. Trust me; in both the cases, the intentions of the manufacturer are not good; he is trying to hide information (may be the proof of low quality of the oil) from the end customer.
On the other hand, a manufacturer who is confident about the quality of the oil that he is manufacturing does not hide anything from the customers. Instead, as a proof he publishes as much information as he can in a manner that can be understood by a layman too. In a nutshell, more descriptive the report is better is the quality of the oil.
Below are the key points for you to look for in any omega 3 fish oil test reports published by the manufacturer –
1. Amount of DHA fat present in the oil
All fish oils contain DHA and EPA omega3 fats; however, the supplement that have more of DHA as in comparison to EPA are best. Experts recommend DHA to EPA as 2:1. Moreover, ensure that the oil contains at least 25% of DHA fats.
2. Toxicity of the oil
The toxins like mercury, lead, etc could be present in the oil (because of fish caught from polluted ocean waters) if the oil has not undergone proper refining process. The toxicity of the oil can be found from COA (Certificate of Analysis) published by the manufacture. Higher is the amount of toxins poorer is the quality of oil.
3. Freshness of the oil
Oxidation of the oil governs its freshness. Consumption of rancid oil results in fishy burps, metallic after taste and increased free radical activity in the body. To check freshness of oil, look for TOTOX (total oxidation) value in the COA. Higher is the TOTOX more is the oxidation and poorer is the quality of oil.
Now that you know the importance of omega 3 fish oil test reports and how to comprehend it, your next step should be put this information to test and select a high quality supplement for your family and yourself.