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 foods contain omega-3 and omega-6 fats?
- Q How do I know if I need to take omega-3 supplements?
- Q What are the best sources of omega-3 fats in the diet?
- Q What is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)?
- Q How do Omega-3 fatty acid supplements interact with other medications?
- Q What is the recommended dosage of O3FO for an 83 year old?