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How do I know if I have a good quality fish oil?

Fish oil supplements are regulated as dietary supplements by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That means the manufacturer is responsible for making sure the product is safe. Since fish often contain contaminants such as mercury or PCBs, fish oil may contain these contaminants too. Many manufacturers use special techniques to remove such contaminants from their fish oil supplements. Check the label, and buy from a reputable manufacturer.

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