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Oakland Gardens, NY
A 26-year-old male asked:

Is gnc fish oil safe during pregnancy? yes or no ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Nobody really knows: Over-the-counter fish oil pills are usually gelatin capsules of omega-3 fish oils with some other fish oils mixed in. They are free of mercury and other toxins if they are properly purified, so it is important to choose a trustworthy brand (VERY HARD to verify testing or research). If taken at the normally recommended doses by a pregnant or breastfeeding mom, fish oil should not cause problems.

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What cooking oil is safe during pregnancy?

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