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.
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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|
|Full list of all 4 products containing Fish Oil.|
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.