Advertisement

How much Omega-3 does my body need?

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.

Continue Learning about Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3s Protect Against Skin Cancer
Omega-3s Protect Against Skin Cancer
Clams, shrimp, salmon . . . which one can do nice things for your skin? Salmon has the edge. Research suggests that dining on fish high in omega-3 fa...
Read More
How do Omega-3 fatty acid supplements interact with other medications?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements can interact with other medications as follows:Omega-3 fatty acid s...
More Answers
What is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)?
International Bipolar FoundationInternational Bipolar Foundation
You may have heard of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), prevalent in shellfish, sardines, tuna, salmon...
More Answers
Not All Fish Oil Is Created Equal
Not All Fish Oil Is Created Equal

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.