I noticed yahoo news yesterday regarding a lawsuit against some fish oil supplement companies for being contaminated with PCBs. Some of these products I think indicate on the label just the opposite. The FDA does not regulate supplements. I don't know how the CA lawsuit came to be, but I'll be watching for updates with interest as I take fish oil and have for years (Carlson's and Nordic Naturals. Dh, on the other hand, has taken Nature's Bounty, one of the brands in the suit).
Here's a link to a thread with some more information. I don't have time to activate the links within this thread, but the information is helpful if you're interested.
Re: other supplements, I made mention in some other thread about how I belong to www.consumerlab.com
. Supplement companies voluntarily send their supplements for viability/accurate dosage. It's helpful, but often my brands are not represented. Nonetheless, their report for magnesium supplements divulged that Peter Gillham's Natural Calm powder had above recommended lead contamination. I've been using it for years. So, that was helpful. I just switched to TwinLab until I could order Carlson's online. TwinLab's fish oil is part of the PCB contaminant lawsuit. I guess I could call them; think they'd tell me if their product is contaminated?
This is concerning. bit.ly/fishoilthread
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