EFA Gold - NPA Comments on Recent Fish Oil Study

Jun 4th 2024

EFA Gold - NPA Comments on Recent Fish Oil Study

NPA Comments on Recent Fish Oil Study

“A recent study on fish oil use received clickbait attention in the media as “increasing risk of cardiovascular disease”. A more responsible representation would be that “self-reported users of fish-oil supplements, exhibited, in one statistical prospective model based on weak correlations a potential for risk”. The study has significant limitations and should not be cause for alarm. Study confounders like family history and lifestyle was not controlled for. The brands, formulation or daily dosage amount were not controlled for either.

“Unfortunately this study is being held out as definitive and eye-raising by the media when the study’s authors state the shortcomings plainly within the study “as an observational study, no causal relations can be drawn from our findings” and “(the) study did not consider behavioral changes in populations with different cardiovascular profiles because of limited information, and variations in outcomes for different cardiovascular states merits further exploration”, said Daniel Fabricant Ph.D., CEO and President, Natural Products Association. “The reality is that since 2004 FDA has allowed a qualified health claim supporting that consumption of eicosatetraenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, 20 years later that’s still a sound rule of thumb and as always consult your health care provider.”

In 2019 FDA authorized another qualified health claim for fish oil stating that consuming EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids in food or dietary supplements may reduce the risk of hypertension and coronary heart disease. Under FDA’s health claim regulations, foods and dietary supplements that bear a health claim must meet requirements regarding levels of certain nutrients. One of these enforcement discretion factors is that dietary supplements and conventional foods labeled with the qualified health claim contain at least 0.8 g EPA and DHA (combined total) per serving.”


Why people like it

  • Complete, synergistic formula: EFA Gold supplies a synergistic blend of omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 fatty acids from organic flaxseed, fish, and borage.
  • Potent: One serving of EFA Gold provides up to 600 mg of the omega-3s EPA and DHA, a dose suggested by clinical research to promote cardiovascular health.
  • The fish oil in EFA Gold has been purified and is mercury-free.
  • Stomach-friendly. No fishy aftertaste.

Who is this product ideal for?

  • Anyone who wants to boost their intake of EFAs: busy athletes, imperfect eaters, etc.