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Fish oil sups not regulated by fda. Are they still safe? Ever encounter adverse affect due to mercury or an impurity causing illness in any patients?

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Dr. Victor Kopyev
Internal Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Fish oil

Never seen any major problem.Look for a reliable brand.

In brief: Fish oil

Never seen any major problem.Look for a reliable brand.
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
"reliable brand" is the key; also, use enteric-coated form to help prevent "fish burp", the fishy aftertaste that may occur for hours after taking the fish oil
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
I like Nordic Naturals as they have worked well with my patients.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Supplements

The fda is forbidden by the dhsea act to pass upon the quality of supplements.
This includes fish and other oils. Look for a reliable brand but that is not a complete guarantee. Until congress changes this law, we are stuck with unregulated products of uncertain concentration, unknown quality and no ability to detect impurities or toxins.

In brief: Supplements

The fda is forbidden by the dhsea act to pass upon the quality of supplements.
This includes fish and other oils. Look for a reliable brand but that is not a complete guarantee. Until congress changes this law, we are stuck with unregulated products of uncertain concentration, unknown quality and no ability to detect impurities or toxins.
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Dr. Victor Kopyev
There is a FDA apptoved product Lovaza with the price tag of $190.99 for a month supply. I am not sure about mercury content in that product. The same factory makes products for certain nutritional supplement companies as well. I strongly suspect that line separates at the labeling phase
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