How much fish oil should I take?
I have to say at this point that it is really more important to get a pure and fresh oil rather than worry about how much to take!
However, assuming you are an average adult and you are taking exceptionally pure and effective oils rich in omega 3 fats, then two standard 1000mg capsules or soft gels each day should do the trick.
This is the optimal dose for daily use but you can take up to four a day, especially if you suffer from arthritis or another condition where fish oils are proven to provide relief. Once you have it under control, it is good to then try and reduce the dose if possible.
Children up to around 10-12 years of age should just take one capsule or half the adult dose. In certain situations, like if your child has autism or ADHD, then two capsules can be given from the age of 8 upwards, but check with the company first to be sure.
The contents of these capsules are also of paramount importance because like I said earlier, it really is the quality not the quantity that counts!
You want to get a large proportion of DHA omega 3 fats as they are the most important ones for your health, with around half that amount of EPA, the other important but less useful omega 3 fat.
The ones my family and I take contain about 300mg of DHA fats in each 1000mg capsule with around 120mg of EPA, to give you an idea.
You also don’t want to ingest toxins from the oil which is very common today, as the oceans become increasingly polluted. Simply check that the oil has been molecularly distilled to remove the contaminants.
You can find out more about the fish oils capsules I take by clicking here, and also discover more about the many essential health benefits that these natural oils can provide.
As you can see, there is more to fish oils than the amount, and hopefully now you know what to watch out for, you can select the very best oils and enjoy the many health rewards they bring without the risks.