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I can't seem to find any Recommended Daily Allowance amount for fish oil, but have found a few places saying you should get 1,000mg EPA/DHA daily for optimum health. Is that true?

And if you are taking a fish oil supplement what is the amount of mg in it of EPA and DHA?

I bought a supplement which has 180mg EPA and 120mg DHA, so 300mg combined, so Im taking 3 capsules of it daily so I get 900mg.

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We are currently using RxOmega-3 Factors Phamaceutical Grade EPA 400mg/DHA 200mg. I don't know what the rec daily is.

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How much is beneficial seems highly variable. If you have a diet high in omega-6 fatty acids (nuts, seeds, legumes, conventionally raised animal products, esp conventional eggs), to keep a reasonable balance of omega-3 to omega-6, you'd need more omega-3s than someone who gets a lot of their fat from different sources that are more saturated or monounsaturated. And some people who are working on health issues who likely have long-term imbalances seem to do well on fairly high doses.

This guy recommends limiting polyunsaturated fat (omega-3 and omega-6 are forms of polyunsaturated fat) altogether--keeping a good ratio, but altogether a small portion of fat intake.
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I take Coromega packets every day. They contain 650 mg of long chain omega 3s. I take two a day, and my kids each take one every third day.

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We take Dr. Mercola's Krill Oil. The dosage is 1,000 mgs which provides 90/epa 50/dha ~ we love it. Supposedly it's higher in phospholipids than other fish oils which increases the bioavailability of the omega-3s,and improves the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio so you actually need less.
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I take one which is 360 epa/240 dha 2x's/day. I'm considering increasing it by one more.

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