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Tell me abput omega 3?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Read labels

Look at the details of the supplement.
Many fish oil supplements actually have very little omega 3's in them, & it's often difficult to tell what else is in them. Epa dha are the omega 3's most studied/shown to be beneficial, but often r not the main part of the fish oil supplement. As unregulated products u can't know 100%, but at least make sure they list the good things as the main components.

In brief: Read labels

Look at the details of the supplement.
Many fish oil supplements actually have very little omega 3's in them, & it's often difficult to tell what else is in them. Epa dha are the omega 3's most studied/shown to be beneficial, but often r not the main part of the fish oil supplement. As unregulated products u can't know 100%, but at least make sure they list the good things as the main components.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
A helpful place to check on the contents of particular products is www.consumerlab.com -- it's an inexpensive subscription. They test many products for contents as well as purity. Good for consumers to know!
Dr. James Shoemaker
General Practice
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In brief: Omega 3 Fat

The problem in industrialized nations is too much omega 6 fat, from soy, corn, cottonseed and safflower oils.
These fats oxidize themselves through the same process that makes oil-based paint dry--and increases the need for anti-oxidants. Deep sea oily fish is the best source of omega 3 fat, but canola oil also supplies some.

In brief: Omega 3 Fat

The problem in industrialized nations is too much omega 6 fat, from soy, corn, cottonseed and safflower oils.
These fats oxidize themselves through the same process that makes oil-based paint dry--and increases the need for anti-oxidants. Deep sea oily fish is the best source of omega 3 fat, but canola oil also supplies some.
Dr. James Shoemaker
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