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How much fish oil should an older adult take?
There have been some recommendations for certain types of fish oil, including DHA and EPA. The reference daily intake (RDI) of DHA and EPA is 250 to 500 milligrams. If you are an older adult, you should lean toward the lower end of that scale. Older adults and the elderly typically shouldn’t take more than 250 milligrams of EPA and DHA daily.
How many fish oil Softgels do I need to take?
A standard 1000 mg fish oil softgel provides around 300 mg of Omega-3s (and even less of the important EPA and DHA), and to meet the 500 mg EPA and DHA recommendation, a minimum of two softgels would be necessary. Make sure to read the 淪upplement Facts?label to determine the amount of EPA and DHA in a fish oil/Omega-3 supplement.
How much fish oil is in a fish oil supplement?
The majority of fish oil supplements contain about 1,000 milligrams of fish oil, which has 180 milligrams of EPA and 120 milligrams of DHA. It is possible to purchase extra-strength fish oil supplements over the counter.
How much fish oil per day is too much?
The European Food Safety Authority recommends doses as high as 5 grams per day, and clinical trials have used doses of up to 15 grams per day. There isn’t an official upper limit for fish oil supplements, but taking too much could have health risks. Fish oil pills, especially when consumed in large doses, can have side effects.