I’ve always been under the assumption that fish oil can be pretty safe for even super high levels of intake (CT I think once recommended up to 30g a day)…in fact I never equated any amount of fish oil to ever be unsafe.
Recently I had a pharmacist tell me that even 10g a day is excessive and leads to increases in LDL cholesterol. I feel like she’s full of shit, as my cholesterol levels are stellar. There are a ton of knowledgeable people here, and I’m curious where you get your sources from that recommend higher dosages.
So far, WebMD, MayoClinic and the WHO are recommending no more than 2g fish oil a day; obviously, these organizations tend to make gross understatements about acceptable amounts so they can cover their asses, not to mention these dosages are recommended across all adults over 18, so this does not take into account BMI, bone density, etc. So I’m starting to question where we came up with these super high amounts.
Also, I was under the assumption that fish oil was stripped of its mercury from the fish…is there still reason to concern yourself about mercury with fish oil?