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Which Omega-3 Oil is Best?

Monday, 15 August 2011 08:59 AM

Question: I am 56 and obese, and I have heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. I take omega-3 and other supplements, but I read somewhere DHA should be much higher than EPA. Yet in some products, EPA is higher. What do you recommend?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

Most manufacturers compound omega-3 supplements containing more EPA than DHA based on one popular writer’s books. But there is overwhelming evidence to suggest that DHA is the essential component and is much safer than EPA, especially for a diabetic.

EPA can worsen diabetic control, is associated with bleeding problems, and is an immune suppressant. DHA is the only component used by the brain, and has most of the anticancer effects. The only time I recommend EPA is for anticoagulation and to treat autoimmune diseases.

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