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Fish Oil Dosage: A Practical Guide

written by Vin Kutty

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OK – let’s make this easy as pie.

After reading this you will know exactly how much Omega-3 you need.

Everything you Need to Know About Fish Oil Dosage
Part 1: Fish Oil Dosage: How Much Fish Oil Should you Take?
Part 2: Fish Oil Dosage: A Practical Guide
Part 3: Fish Oil Dosage: How Much is Too Much?

How Much Fish Oil Should you Take?

Answer: To prevent Omega-3 deficiency, you only need about 500 mg Omega-3 per day. But if you are over the age of 40, you are probably concerned about your heart and joints. To really help with your heart, joints and mood, you will need 1000 mg Omega-3 per day.*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Remember, 1000 mg Omega-3 is not the same as 1000 mg Fish Oil!

What’s the Right Amount of Fish Oil per day?

Answer: This depends on your health condition and what your goal is. See the table below for specific fish oil dosage for your health.

1000 mg Omega-3 as part of a healthy diet and exercise plan helps with: 

  • Heart health*
  • Mood health*
  • Skin health*
2000 to 3000 mg Omega-3 as part of a healthy diet and exercise plan helps with:
 

  • Triglyceride management*
  • Joint health*
  • Respiratory health*

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Fish Oil Dosage Required for:

 1,000 mg Omega-32,000 mg Omega-3
OmegaVia1 pill2 pills
Regular Fish Oil 

(Retail-Grade 30% Omega-3, 1000 mg)

3 – 4 pills6 – 7 pills
Cod Liver Oil5 pills10 pills

Seafood Needed to Match Fish Oil Dosage:

 1,000 mg Omega-32,000 mg Omega-3
Herring
2 oz.4 oz.
Sardine
2.5 oz.5 oz.
Oyster (Pacific)
2.5 oz.5 oz.
Trout (wild)
3.5 oz.7 oz.
Tuna (Fancy Albacore)
4 oz.8 oz.
Salmon (wild)
4.5 oz.9 oz.
Halibut
6 oz.12 oz.
Tuna (light)
12 oz.24 oz.
Cod (Pacific)12 oz.24 oz.
Cod (Atlantic)
23 oz.46 oz.
Catfish (farmed)
20 oz.40 oz.

How to Lower Your Fish Oil Dosage…but Still Get ALL its Benefits

Omega-6 is the ‘other’ essential fat. But the average American diet has 20 times too much Omega-6.Unfortunately, Omega-6 competes with Omega-3 for positions in your cells

Think musical chairs. There is one chair. Ten Omega-6 and one Omega-3.

Who do you think is going to win? Yup, you guessed it.

If you reduce the amount of Omega-6 in your diet, the same number of fish oil pills you currently take will become more effective because more of it is incorporated into your cell without competition.

So how do you reduce Omega-6? Eliminate the following oils and any foods with it from your diet completely:

  • Corn Oil
  • Soybean Oil (also sold as Vegetable Oil)
  • Sunflower Oil

Replace these oils with Olive or Canola, which have a lot more Omega-3 and less Omega-6.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

  1. This is really excellent information and detailed enough to actually help as a reference.

    Thanks for being properly coffee’d up when you wrote all this. 🙂

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