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Omega-3s: High Times for High Concentrates?

The market for highly concentrated omega-3 fatty-acid fish oils for both pharmaceuticals and supplements is strong and growing, according to suppliers and industry experts. Adam Ismail, executive director, Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s (GOED; Salt Lake City, UT), characterizes the omega-3 pharmaceuticals market in particular as "growing overall," pointing out that omega-3 pharmaceuticals are "extremely effective," with a good safety profile.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Here is the dark side of increased omega-3 concentrates. They are more prone to oxidation since natural anti-oxidants are being removed in the concentration process, and most of the replacement anti-oxidants are not strong enough to prevent accelerated oxidation in the capsule.  What you want is an oil that has a very Active Oxygen Method (AOM) stability.  Most fish oils don’t.

 

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