It depends on what you are taking it for and the source. For example, if you are taking it to reduce the risk of heart disease you need to consume two 3-oz. servings of cold-water fish such as salmon, mackerel, halibut, sardines, tuna, and herring each week or take 3 g of fish oil per day. Remember to consult your healthcare provider before you start taking omega-3 because it may interfere with other medications.
- Q What are good sources of omega-3 fatty acid?
- Q How can omega-3s benefit me as I get older?
- Q Does docosahexaenoic acid help with heart disease?
- Q Does krill contain harmful toxins and heavy metals as other marine life?
- Q Does eating fish provide enough DHA?
- Q Will omega-3 supplements improve my mood?