The overall rating for fish oil is 2.5 out of 3 meaning there is evidence that this supplement lives up to its expectations. Using this supplement should lead to positive results.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Fish Oil
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Fish Oil Simple Report

  • Supplement: Fish Oil
  • Supplement Category: fatty acids
  • Number of Products Containing Fish Oil: 4
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2.5 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 36 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 14
  • Number of Claims: 14
  • Effective Dosage Range: 5.2 grams per day

Fish Oil Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for fish oil is 2.5 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is clear on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. Using this supplement will lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for fish oil as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Fish Oil

There are 14 studies in the database on fish oil; the research rating is 36. 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 fish oil as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Fish Oil

Products Names Amount of Fish Oil
Go Condition 100mg
Ultra Shredz 1.25g
Awareness 250mg
Rapid Repair 50mg
Full list of all 4 products containing Fish Oil.

Claim Ratings

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.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
decrease body fat
increase fat burning

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve cycling performance
improve sports performance
decrease fatigue

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
lower blood pressure
lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
lower total cholesterol levels
lower triglyceride levels
improve heart rate variability

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve recovery
reduce muscle damage
reduce muscle soreness


The Supplement Database includes 1 studies on fish oil dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 5.2 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Fish Oil.


Title of Study
a-Linolenic acid and marine long-chain n-3 fatty acids differ only slightly in their effects on hemostatic factors in healthy subjects13
Adding omega-3 fatty acids to a protein-based supplement during pre-season training results in reduced muscle soreness and the better maintenance of explosive power in professional Rugby Union players
Combining fish-oil supplements with regular aerobic exercise improves body composition and cardiovascular disease risk factors
DHA-rich Fish Oil Increases the Omega-3 Index and Lowers the Oxygen Cost of Physiologically Stressful Cycling in Trained Individuals
Docosahexaenoic acid-rich fish oil improves heart rate variability and heart rate responses to exercise in overweight adults
Effect of eicosapentaenoic acids-rich fish oil supplementation on motor nerve function after eccentric contractions
Effect of supplementation with flaxseed oil and different doses of fish oil for 2 weeks on plasma phosphatidylcholine fatty acids in young women
Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid from fish oils: differential associations with lipid responses
Eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids-rich fish oil supplementation attenuates strength loss and limited joint range of motion after eccentric contractions: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial
Fish oil in combination with high or low intakes of linoleic acid lowers plasma triacylglycerols but does not affect other cardiovascular risk markers in healthy men
Fish Oil Reduces Heart Rate and Oxygen Consumption During Exercise
Fish oil supplementation does not alter energy efficiency in healthy males
Moderate consumption of fatty fish reduces diastolic blood pressure in overweight and obese European young adults during energy restriction
The Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on the Inflammatory Response to eccentric strength exercise