Not All Fish Oil Is Created Equal

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Hi, I'm Dr. Oz. You've probably heard plenty about the benefits of fish oil supplements, but are they all the same? Fish oil supplements can be an important source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Many people take fish oil to help lower their blood pressure and prevent heart disease, but some fish oil supplements are made from what we call presynthesized fish oil.

These concentrates create a form of DHA that prevents natural DHA Omega 3s from doing their job. This can present a serious heart hazard, since resynthesized fish oil doesn't help lower blood pressure. That's why it's important to read the labels when choosing a fish oil. It should be a triglyceride or TG.

If it doesn't say TG, you'll need a different source. You could also get your Omega-3 DHA from algae oil supplements. Micro allergy are what fish eat to make their Omega-3s, or eat a 3-4 ounces of Salmon or Ocean trout 2-3 times a week. There are the only fish readily available in the US and that ample doses of a DHA Omega-3s.

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