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Omega-3 supplementation: How much?

Answered on August 21, 2013
Created August 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM

Hi all,

I am about to begin supplementing with Fish Oil because, from what I've read, it looks like the n-3/n-6 ratio in modern diets has quite an imbalance towards the latter.

I recall Robb Wolf recently mentioning somewhere that they would no longer recommend the amounts they were initially advocating due to possible side effects derived from excessive omega-3 consumption (believe it was the recent link to prostate cancer, which in itself might be an inaccurate study... but I digress).

My question is, whats the most widely accepted intake recommendation for fish oil / omega-3 PUFAs EPA/DHA?

Thanks

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i 'follow' Jaminet on this, ie. best to just reduce your n6 & eat fatty fish for your n3, then you don't need to bother with (or risk?) fish oils or fish oil pills. http://perfecthealthdiet.com/the-diet/

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...best to just reduce your n6 & eat fatty fish for your n3, then you don't need to bother with (or risk?) fish oils or fish oil pills

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If you don't eat fatty fish often, some supplementation is probably a good idea. A gram of fish oil per day over a week would add up to the total 2 6-ounce servings of salmon.

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