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Omega-3 Supplements

An important part of the human diet, omega-3 fatty acids are typically obtained through food such as fish. However, many people now take them in supplement form. Omega-3 supplements are commonly used for:
 
Although most people tolerate them well, omega-3 supplements may cause some side effects. Possible side effects may include:
 
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • A fishy aftertaste or bad breath (with fish oil supplements)
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Nausea.
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(To read the full eMedTV article on these supplements, click Omega-3. This article explains the difference between omega-3 and omega-6, lists other side effects, and explains how the supplements should be stored.)
 

Omega-3 Supplements

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