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A 46-year-old member asked:

Had extra salmon last night so should i take omega fish oil today?

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Dr. Mahek Shah
Dr. Mahek Shahanswered
General Practice 10 years experience
Omega 3: You can but any excess omega 3 or vitamins for that matter get eliminated by kidney or liver depending on the metabolism. Its often better to get your nutrients from food vs pill.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Maybe not: Salmon generally has more omega 3 in it than most other fish, & often more than many fish oil supplements. I'd talk with your doctor to make sure s/he is okay, but generally i prefer my patients get vitamins, etc through food sources first, and with supplements when it can't be done through food alone.L.

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