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The Maturing Omega-3 Segment

As a segment of natural products, the omega-3 market has historically been innovative. For starters, the leading ingredient in the category, fish oil, was born from a byproduct of fisheries, opening up an entirely new market.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The reason the segment is maturing is a lack of knowledge by the consumer.  Consumers think that all fish oil is the same, and you don’t need very much.  The facts are that most fish oils are rich in PCBs and you need high levels of refined fish oil (i.e., very low in PCBs) to make a difference.  If you take a placebo dose of fish oil, you will get placebo effects.  If you get placebo effects, then you stop taking fish oil.

 

 

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