The DHA story is complex.  All long-chain fatty acids are susceptible to a process called peroxidation (rancidity) and DHA, as the longest of the omega-3 fats, is particularly vulnerable.  In some cases, taking a highly concentrated DHA fish oil can increase, rather than decrease inflammation.  This is particularly relevant to DHA in ethyl ester form.  As such, we do not include DHA in our ethyl ester products.  In contrast, DHA in reesterified (rTG) fish oil is somewhat protected against peroxidation, so we have introduced DHA into some of our rTG oil products.  In order to further overcome the risk of our concentrated oils undergoing peroxidation, we include an antioxidant with the oil and encourage split-dosing of small volumes.

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Maxine Sheils

About Maxine Sheils

Maxine is a Nutritional Therapy graduate of the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Manchester who has recently joined Igennus as a customer support nutritionist and is based here in Cambridge. Her interest in nutrition was sparked after working as an au pair in Australia to a family who were living on a raw food diet where coincidentally, she started to endure severe digestive problems. She joined CNM as a student to further her new found passion and was able to support her own body in regaining health. Maxine is passionate about nutrition and her ability to help others achieve their optimal health. She specializes in female hormonal problems such as endometriosis, thyroid problems, stress, autoimmunity and digestive disorders. Her degree in psychology provides her with a strong ability to understand and motivate others to achieve their health goals.