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Rancid Omega-3 increased the odds of newborn mortality by 13 times (rats) – July 2016

Rancid Prenatal Omega-3 Supplements – It’s a Problem.

  • This is a supplier of Omega-3 which is not rancid (Omega3Innovations)
  • “Studies from these nations have consistently found that the majority of omega-3 supplements sold at retail stores have exceeded international freshness standards long before their stated expiration dates”
  • “For consumers, the best way to assess freshness is to taste and smell the supplement. If the oil smells or tastes fishy, it is rancid and should be thrown away”

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