How Do You Know If You Are Taking Too Much Fish Oil or Omega-3 Fats?
June 26, 2002
Omega-3 deficiencies have been tied to the following problems:
sharpness on awakening
you are sick the normal dose of fish oil is one 1,000 mg capsule with
300 mg of EPA/DHA for every ten pounds of body weight.
One teaspoon of cod liver oil
is equal to about 3 and one half capsules and there are three teaspoons
in one tablespoon so one tablespoon would equal about 10 capsules.
This dose can be reduced if
you are healthy and if you are in a summer climate with warmth and sun
If you start the fish oil and
notice that one or more of the above symptoms improve that is a very good
If after a time on the fish
oil your symptoms return for no apparent reason, that is a good clue that
you are taking too much fish oil and should stop for a short while to
help your body eliminate the oil and then resume at a lower dose.
Unlike vitamins and minerals
whose intake is usually relatively constant, the amounts of essential
fatty intake is quite variable so following the above will help fine tune
your dose so you can fully benefit from the true miracle health benefits
that fish oils provide.
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