- Simple Report
- Detailed Report
- Overall Effectiveness Rating
- Research Rating
- Products Containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
- Claim Ratings
Overall Effectiveness Rating
The overall effectiveness rating for eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) is 1.6 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Research Rating for Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
There are 12 studies in the database on eicosapentaenoic acid (epa); the research rating is 42. 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 research rating is for eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.
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Products Containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
|Products Names||Amount of Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)|
|Full list of all 1 products containing Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA).|
The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.
|Performance Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve cardiovascular endurance||improve running performance|
|Cardiovascular Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels||increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels||lower total cholesterol levels||lower triglyceride levels|
|Mental Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve cognitive ability||improve memory|
|General Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Research Rating|
|improve insulin sensitivity||lower fasting glucose||reduce acne count||reduce acne severity|
The Supplement Database includes 1 studies on eicosapentaenoic acid (epa) dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 500 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA).