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Omega 3 capsules ok for 12 year old?
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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not ideal
It is far healthier to consume omega-3s from a natural source such as wild salmon than from fish oil or synthetic forms.
The question is why are you taking this supplement in the first place? To reduce cholesterol? Anti-inflammatory? Anti-coagulant? Brain health? Whatever the reason, wild pacific salmon is still preferable. Don't buy into the hype that the pills are nearly as beneficial.

In brief: Not ideal
It is far healthier to consume omega-3s from a natural source such as wild salmon than from fish oil or synthetic forms.
The question is why are you taking this supplement in the first place? To reduce cholesterol? Anti-inflammatory? Anti-coagulant? Brain health? Whatever the reason, wild pacific salmon is still preferable. Don't buy into the hype that the pills are nearly as beneficial.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Dr. Steven Charlap
Thank
Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Eat wild salmon
It is far healthier to consume omega-3s from a natural source such as wild salmon than from fish oil or synthetic forms.
The question is why are you taking this supplement in the first place? To reduce cholesterol? Anti-inflammatory? Anti-coagulant? Brain health? Whatever the reason, wild pacific salmon is still preferable. Don't buy into the hype that the pills are nearly as beneficial.

In brief: Eat wild salmon
It is far healthier to consume omega-3s from a natural source such as wild salmon than from fish oil or synthetic forms.
The question is why are you taking this supplement in the first place? To reduce cholesterol? Anti-inflammatory? Anti-coagulant? Brain health? Whatever the reason, wild pacific salmon is still preferable. Don't buy into the hype that the pills are nearly as beneficial.
Dr. Steven Charlap
Dr. Steven Charlap
Thank
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