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Is There a Potential to Consume Too Much of Precursor Omega-3s (EPA and DHA)?


12. Insights from the Metagenics Lifestyle Summit 2015 in Phoenix, AZ: Charles Serhan, PhD

Specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPMs) offer an exciting opportunity to treat and manage the inflammation often associated with chronic disease. The precursors to SPMs are omega-3 essential fatty acids, EPA and DHA.

In this short video with Dr. Charles Serhan of Harvard Medical School, Metagenics Institute inquires about whether it is possible for humans to consume too much EPA and DHA.

Dr. Serhan responds that it may be possible to take too much EPA and DHA because they may go to oxidative pathways and lead to pro-inflammatory molecules and auto-oxidative mechanisms.

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