How to Get the Right Fish Oil Dosage
If your bottle of fish oil says 1,000 mg on the front, don’t relax just yet! That’s the weight of the capsule, NOT the Omega-3 in it.
FISH OIL DOSAGE TIP: 1,000 mg of Omega-3 and 1,000 mg of Fish Oil are not the same!
Typically 1000 mg of regular fish oil has just 300 mg of Omega-3. 300 mg is JUST ENOUGH to cover up Omega-3 deficiency symptoms. To get the real benefits of the research, you will need 3 to 6 regular fish oil pills.
Or you can try a pharmaceutical grade fish oil pill, like OmegaVia, that has 1105 mg Omega-3 in each pill. That way, you just need one pill a day. Two OmegaVia pills equals more than 7 regular fish oil pills.
Pharma grade fish oils get you the benefits with fewer pills.
Minimum recommended dose: 500 mg of Omega-3 per day.
For Optimum Health: minimum 1,000 mg Omega-3 per day.
Omega-3 deficiency-related conditions: 2,000 mg or more Omega-3 per day.
Recommended Omega-3 Dosage (mg/day)
|Heart Disease||1000 mg Omega-3 per day|
|High Triglycerides||2000 to 4000 mg per day|
|Arthritic Joints||2000 mg Omega-3 per day|
|Depression||2000 mg Omega-3 per day|
|Rheumatoid Arthritis||2000 mg Omega-3 per day|
|Skin Disorders||1000 mg Omega-3 per day|
|Asthma||2000 mg Omega-3 per day|
|Diabetes||2000 mg Omega-3 per day|
|Blood Pressure||2000 mg Omega-3 per day|
1 OmegaVia pill = 1105 mg Omega-3
2 OmegaVia pills = 2210 mg Omega-3
American Heart Association
Source: American Heart Association
American Psychiatric Association
Source: Food & Behaviour Research – American Psychiatric Association Omega-3 Fatty Acids Subcommittee
National Eye Institute
As more medical and government bodies issue official Omega-3 recommendations, they will be posted here.
Harvard Medical School doctor, Andrew Stoll, MD, said this about Omega-3:
“Every so often, scientists really do discover a substance of transformative power, one with the ability to cure the previously incurable and improve the quality of life for the rest of us. Omega-3 fatty acids — a component of simple fish oil, once so prevalent in our diet but now largely absent — could be such a substance.”
So keep taking your Omega-3 pills. Even a little goes a long way.