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How does fish oil help chronic fatigue syndrome?

Jacob Teitelbaum
Integrative Medicine
Fish oil levels are unusually low in people with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. Although many with these illnesses find fish oil supplementation to be very helpful, many also find it to be a bit tricky to take because of having to take so many fish oil supplements to meet their dosage needs and the "fish burp" digestive issues that sometimes result. It's an unfortunate side effect that occurs in some cases, but is not prevalent enough that CFS and fibro patients should forgo this important dietary need.

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