How Much Fish Oil Should You Take Daily?
Fish Oil supplements contain the essential omega-3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA, both of which support a healthy heart.* It is recommended for the general population to consume about 8 oz. of a variety of seafood per week for heart health. This would provide an average of 250 mg of EPA and DHA. Since most people do not get enough EPA and DHA through their food sources alone, incorporating a fish oil supplement can be important.
When looking for a supplement, it’s important to remember that the amount of omega 3’s is what’s important, not the mg of fish oil. If a fish oil supplement is 1200mg, it does not contain 1200 mg of omega-3 fatty acids. For example, Nature's Bounty® Fish Oil 1200 mg contains 360 mg of omega-3’s in just one soft gel, while Nature's Bounty® Fish Oil 1400 mg contains 980 mg of omega-3. We offer a variety of dosage sizes to meet your needs, and if you are unsure of how much omega-3 you should consume, talk to your health care provider.