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 Are there any vegetarian sources for omega-3 fatty acids?
- Q What is the role of flaxseed in heart protection?
- Q Do children need omega-3 fatty acid supplements?
- Q How can I take omega-3 fatty acids?
- Q Does docosahexaenoic acid help with infant development / neonatal care?
- Q Does DHA come from algae?