Posted by steady on December 31, 2004, at 12:55:42
Hello, I'm new here.
Sorry if this has been covered before.
I've been doing some book and internet research on fish oil supplements. I have seen a few other threads here on the same topic, so figure you guys must know something about this stuff, but I didn't see the answer to my question. :)
I really want to take the supplements, but I was convinced, after reading "Omega Rx" from Dr. Sears, that I needed to take the pricey "pharmaceutical grade" fish oil supplements. I realize that he makes money from the endeavor, so I am skeptical, but also still concerned about contaminants from the cheaper brands.
I have seen the consumerlabs.org (sp?) report, which is a few years old, and which found no contaminants in 40 brands tested. I just wonder if that report is reliable and also whether there have been any newer studies.
So, does anyone know of any recent studies proving that cheaper fish oil brands don't have contaminants? Any other reason to believe that there are not contaminants in the cheaper brands??