What is the benefit of taking fish oil capsules?
Watch as Nutritionist Kate Geagan discusses the health benefits of taking fish oil capsules or supplements.
There's no official USDA recommendation of how many milligrams per day you should be consuming.
But most experts agree about 300 milligrams a day, total DHA and EPA. [LIGHT UPBEAT MUSIC]
If you can't consume fish twice a week, the great alternative is to take fish oil capsules. And the benefits, what we really see
is it's giving you that vital Omega-3 fats, specifically DHA and EPA, that have been shown to significantly
lower your rate of heart disease, to fight dementia, to boost depression and improve your mood. So very good in the immediacy, as well as the long term.
[LIGHT UPBEAT MUSIC] Now what you want to look for, there's no official USDA recommendation of how many milligrams per day
you should be consuming. But most experts agree about 300 milligrams a day, total DHA and EPA, is where you want to be
to start seeing those benefits. [LIGHT UPBEAT MUSIC] If you do have heart disease, the American Heart Association
recommends you bump that up to 1 gram of fish oil a day for health. Anything higher than that, I highly
recommend that you check with your health professional, because you're moving up to a therapeutic dose. And you really want to make sure that it's not
going to be competing with any other medications that you may be taking. [AUDIO LOGO]
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