Fish Oil

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How much fish oil should I take?

Short Answer

3 grams per day.

Long Answer

1.8g of DHA & 1.2g of EPA is an optimal amount of fish oil per day.[1][2]

DHA and EPAs are both Omega 3's. There is a 3rd Omega 3 fat also. A plant based fat called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA is commonly found in walnuts & flaxseed oil. In order for ALA to be beneficial to the body, it must be converted into DHA & EPA. The body conversion rate is not very effective, so supplementing directly with DHA & EPAs is more beneficial.[3]

References

  1. Sports Nutrition & Performance Enhancing Supplements (Antonio, 2013)
  2. Body Recomposition
  3. Why Not Flaxseed oil? (Harvard Health Publications)