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General Information on Dosing With Omega-3

Considerations for people taking omega-3 fatty acids include the following:
  • Since the manufacturing of supplements such as omega-3 fatty acids is not closely regulated, it is important to choose a trustworthy manufacturer of your supplements. It is a good idea to look for the "USP" symbol, since this means that the supplement has been tested and contains the right ingredients in the right amounts.
  • Some fish (and, therefore, some omega-3 supplements derived from fish) contain heavy metals and other toxins. Often, these supplements are purified in order to remove these toxins. Make sure to choose an omega-3 fatty acid supplement from a reputable manufacturer. Your pharmacist can help you choose a good supplement.
  • You may find that storing fish oil supplements in the freezer helps prevent some of the bothersome side effects of fish oil (such as a fishy aftertaste). This may also prevent fish oil supplements from becoming rancid.
  • If you have any chronic health problems or take any prescription medications, you should check with your healthcare provider before taking omega-3 fatty acids.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your omega-3 dose, talk with your healthcare provider.
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