Dosage of Fish Oil
The actual recommended dosages of fish oil may vary dependant upon the reason a person is consuming it. The best possible way to take fish oil is under the supervision of a health care provider. Because fish oil can vary in the amount of omega-3 fatty acids it contains, dosages are typically described in terms of the content of the omega-3s. The dosages of these oils can be measured based on the content of some omega-3s known as docosahexaenoic acid also referred to as DHA and epicosapentaenoic acid also referred to as EPA.
Dosage for High Triglycerides
The AHA also known as the American Heart Association recommends dosages of fish oils supplements that contain 2-4 (2000-4000 mg) of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids for individuals that have high triglycerides. This oil does not have to be taken all at once and can be split into 2 daily dosages which may also decrease some of the unpleasant fish oil side effects. For this intended use, the AHA recommends it be taken only under the physician of a person’s health care provider.
Dosage for Heart Disease Treatment
It is recommended by the AHA that individuals having coronary heart disease consume around one gram (1000mg) of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids each day, preferably by consuming fish. In the case where people do not like to eat fish, a fish supplement can be taken under the supervision of a health care provider.