A new umbrella review of meta-analyses investigating the effect of long-chain omega-3 supplementation on depressive symptoms concludes the majority of studies observe a significant effect, particularly in those with major depressive disorder (MDD).
A new publication from BfR, the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, concludes that omega-3 fatty acid supplements may increase risk of atrial fibrillation in those with existing or impending heart disease, with the greatest risk noted at the...
The Norwegian marine ingredients producer Grøntvedt biotech has achieved the 'Friend Of The Sea’ certification from the World Sustainability Organisation, which recognises the company’s significant sustainability efforts within its production and...
From brain function to heart health, there is escalating consumer demand for both fish and vegan omega-3 alternatives as long as they can assure quality, sustainability, and transparency, according to Ståle Søfting, sales and marketing director at GC...
Norwegian marine oils producer, Grontvedt biotech, has made a significant new hire of Stig Jansson, former R&D manager at Nordic Naturals, for their chief innovation officer following plans to scale up their production.
Analysis of global supply trends published by marine ingredients organisation IFFO reports that 2023 is off to a strong start in terms of overall production, despite fish oil production continuing to fall.
The UK-based health, nutrition and supplements company has released the ‘Norwegian cod liver oil’ and ‘Osavi daily omega’ products following the finding that “98% of adults fall below the optimum omega-3 index.”
Prenatal supplements of fish oil and/ or vitamin D may reduce the risk of croup in babies in children by about 40%, compared to no supplements, according to findings from a randomised controlled trial presented at the European Respiratory Society International...
Chewable omega-3s manufacturer Vitux AS says that new consumer research it has conducted showed compliance better than with gummy products. The company claims this shows that fish oil users are open to new delivery formats.
The latest information from the major supplies of marine sourced omega-3s shows these resources continued to be managed in a sustainable manner, despite lingering concerns over how climate change might ultimately affect these fisheries.
An analytical study on marine sourced dietary supplements found different forms of arsenic present in most of them, but at sub-toxic levels. GOED said the results were not a concern to consumers with the caveat that the risk posed by one of the arsenic...
Sam Wiley, CEO of Wiley’s Finest line of omega-3 products, said he’s confident in the course of the category and in the future of the brand as he steps down from a leadership position at the family owned company.
A new study has found that consistent use of multiple dietary supplements is associated with better health that persists into older age. The association doesn’t prove a causal link, the authors acknowledge, but is good news for healthy aging strategies...
While the cardiovascular benefits of omega-3 fatty acids have been known for decades, there was disagreement about whether fish oil supplements may raise LDL-cholesterol levels. A new analysis provides reassurance about the safety of these products.
Researchers have found that a high DHA fish oil supplement raised testosterone levels in a cohort of obese men. The result come from a secondary analysis of data from a larger trial done to look for insulin sensitivity effects.
Elysium Health has launched a new brain health supplement based on research done at the University of Oxford. The supplement, called Matter, pairs a high dose suite of B vitamins with specially formulated omega-3s from fish oil.
A novel finding connecting omega-3 levels to protection from cellular damage in the brain caused by fine particulates that might be inhaled adds a new wrinkle in the story of the benefits of these fatty acids, says one of the paper's authors.
An expert panel has recommended an expanded treatment envelope for the EPA drug Vascepa. An expert says the move won’t affect the supplement market directly but does add to recent official recognition of the health benefits of omega-3s.
How does the industry respond when a scientific study comes out that is critical of quality and label claim for an omega-3 fish oil supplement—and in the opinion of many experts, the research is seriously flawed?
Increasing the levels of DHA and EPA omega-3s in red blood cells by dietary supplementation may improve attention, literacy, and behavior in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study from Australia.
Postmenopausal women who take fish oil supplements for at least 10 years may be at less risk of developing breast cancer, according to the results of a recent report in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association...
Manufacturers of two thirds of fish oil supplements sold in the US
comply with the strictest standards to remove environmental
contaminants, concludes a survey published by Environmental Defense
Supplement maker Leiner Health Products has released results of an
analysis of its fish oil supplements to reassure consumers of the
safety of its products, following new findings that farmed fish
could be toxic for humans.
University of Edinburgh researchers are further investigating the
link between a higher fish oil intake and improved heart health.
The team will study the effects of both supplements and eating more
Chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as ME) may be caused by a
chemical imbalance in the brain, find doctors, who suggest that
taking daily fish oil supplements may help to alleviate some of the
symptoms associated with the condition