Does eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) work?
The overall effectiveness rating for eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) is 1.4 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.
There are 11 studies in the database on eicosapentaenoic acid (epa); the confidence rating is 46. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.
Products Containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
There are 1 products in the database containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). Follow the link to see the full list.
The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about eicosapentaenoic acid (epa). Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.
|Performance Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|improve cardiovascular endurance||improve running performance|
|Cardiovascular Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels||increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels||lower total cholesterol levels||lower triglyceride levels|
|Mental Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|improve cognitive ability||improve memory|
|General Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|improve insulin sensitivity||lower fasting glucose|