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Fish Oil Supplements


#1

I'd like to know what is the optimal amount of fish oil to consume daily via caps... Like, how many is too many? 1 gram per 10 pounds of bodyweight sound about right?


#2

One thing to be aware of is, large intakes of fish oils have been linked to incresed levels of lipid peroxides. If you taking lots of fish oils, take Vitamin E and best in mixed tocopherol form. Some Fish oils have it added already. I take about 5-6 g of fish oils per day. My diet has plenty of other 'healthy' fats in it.


#3

I usually take 2 capsules with every meal. Which comes out to about 4080mg EPA/2880mg DHA with the brand I get.