Fish Oil / Omega-3 Analysis Spreadsheet

The spreadsheet below provides an analysis of Omega-3 supplements with low levels of total oxidation and heavy metals – based on the IFOS batch testing.

To view the spreadsheet full screen, use this link.

Let me know if you’ve suggestions for improvements in the comments.

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Peter
Peter
1 month ago

Hello John, Firstly, thank you for your meticulous work. I noticed that in the table above, for instance product Maximum Omega 2000 from Carlson, you split EPA potency and DHA potency and Total Omega 3 to half, because the IFOS batch results were for 2 capsules, that I comprehend. I wonder should not be the other parameters in the table( total oxidation, mercury level and pcbs) and other ones split in half aswell ? Or if not, then what is the reasoning behind this decision ? If the other parameters would become halfed too, it would drastically change my opinion… Read more »

Peter
Peter
Reply to  John Alexander
1 month ago

Thanks for quick response, It makes perfect sense to me now, great explanation. I was looking for some potential product in Europe( resident of Czech Republic) since it is rather expensive to purchase a product from US and UK due to new shipping regulations. Even though i had not sifted through all of IFOS brands for Europe I did find a brand called Life Extension that is based in USA, but got a branch for european market in Netherlands. They sell 2 IFOS certified products- Clearly EPA/DHA fish oil and Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA Fish Oil, Sesame Lignans & Olive Extract.… Read more »

Bob
Bob
2 months ago

Why do products with total oxidation greater than 10 still get a IFOS certification? What is the number used for the certification? Why have they chosen that?

Rachael
Rachael
3 months ago

Even though only 1 product is mentioned under each brand – am I safe to assume other fish oil products are also safe? For example I was planning to buy the liquid form of Bare Biology

Rachael
Rachael
Reply to  John Alexander
3 months ago

Thanks so much John that’s really helpful!

Gosha
Gosha
4 months ago

Any prenatal omegas?

Trinh
Trinh
4 months ago

Hi John, thank you for sharing the information. I followed your link and looked up more Canadian brands because I am from Canada. I did all of the comparisons in pricing, ratio of omega 3 in each serving, total oxidation and heavy metals and I found the best deal with high ratio and high quality omega 3 brand in Canada is CanPrev. IFOS has the reports of this brand for all of the latest batches as well. I thought I should share this information to you and anyone in Canada who is interested.

Sonya
Sonya
5 months ago

Thanks for posting!