How do I know if I need to take omega-3 supplements?

Dr. Rovenia Brock, PhD
Nutrition & Dietetics
People who eat omega-3 rich fish several times a week probably do not need to take omega-3 supplements, but those of us who don’t get enough from diet alone may benefit from supplementing with fish oil daily. In fact, 500 mg per day of the omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), is recommended by many health care professional organizations.

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