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How much omega-3 fish oil can be taken daily?

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how much omega-3 fish oil can be taken daily?[DHA and EPA]
Posted Thu, 3 Oct 2013 in Men's Health
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
the dose may vary

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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid.

The American heart association (AHA) has guidelines regarding the daily use:

(1)NO more than 3 g should be taken from capsules unless directed by a doctor

(2)For a healthy adult with no history of heart disease- the AHA recommends fish consumption at least 2 to 3 times a week because this particular fatty can be found in sardines, tuna, herring, mackerel ,salmon, anchovies

(3)for adults with a history of heart disease- 1 g supplement of EPA and DHA daily. It can take up to 3 weeks for benefits to be noticed

(4)For adults with high cholesterol-2 to 4 g a day (as fish oils), under the care of a doctor

(5) For adults with high blood pressure-3 to 4 g a day (as fish oils), under the care of a doctor.

The reason for the care of a doctor with the higher level is because of the possible risk of bleeding at higher doses.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any additional questions
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