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Getting varying opinions about fish oil and omega 3's. Snake oil? Or real benefit and necessity?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine
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In brief: ESSENTIAL for health

Omega 3 ; 6 are essential fatty acids, meaning they are necessary for good health.
It is interesting that you ask snake oil, as that is also a good source of omega 3's ; thus very beneficial to those who were deficient. Some get enough omega 3's from flax, hemp or other oils but some can't convert those to the epa/dha found in fish oil. For summary of research on benefits see http://bit.Ly/1cpbzsb.

In brief: ESSENTIAL for health

Omega 3 ; 6 are essential fatty acids, meaning they are necessary for good health.
It is interesting that you ask snake oil, as that is also a good source of omega 3's ; thus very beneficial to those who were deficient. Some get enough omega 3's from flax, hemp or other oils but some can't convert those to the epa/dha found in fish oil. For summary of research on benefits see http://bit.Ly/1cpbzsb.
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