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Is it safe to take fish oil capsules if you have shellfish allergies?

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When it comes to medication products, it is important to read all product labels carefully before purchasing and consuming any item. Consult the local pharmacist to help make sure no shellfish materials are found in the product.

Remember, also, that ingredients change from time to time. So check labels every time you shop.

Fish oil products usually come from oily fish, such as salmon, trout, swordfish, and mackerel. Particular products that are EPA and DHA derived come from the “omega-3” sources tend to be more bio-available, making the product more effective to provide the cardiovascular effects desired.

Shellfish are typically not used to make the fish oil products. However, it is important to read all ingredients on the bottle. Call the manufacturer to make sure there are no shellfish ingredients.

Once you find a particular brand that works for you, stick with it. But continue to check the label to make sure nothing has changed with the product.

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