Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)

Does eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)

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.

Overall Confidence Rating for Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)

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.

Individual Claims

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