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Do I need an Omega-Three supplement if I use ground flaxseed daily?

Patient: I’m 17 weeks pregnant and vegan. Getting enough omega-3 for the baby has always been a concern for me so I have been adding a Tbsp of ground flaxseed to my morning smoothies or cereal every day. Is that enough or should I be taking a supplement as well? I’ve looked into Spectrum Essentials Prenatal DHA supplements but is it possible to get too much omega-3?

 

 

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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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