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Recommended Omega-3 Dosages Explained

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Omega-3 fatty acids are critical in bolstering brain function, reducing inflammation, and promoting excellent cardiovascular health. Research in Omega-3 has increased since early studies in the 1970s revealed how essential it truly is for overall health and well-being. Since the body cannot synthesize these Fatty acids, we must obtain them from our daily diet. Let’s begin by saying that there is no universally accepted dosage of Omega-3s, and most people will obtain at least some of the recommended daily amount from their diets. However, obtaining sufficient Omega-3 from diet alone is challenging for most people. Some 95% of children and 68% of adults consume less Omega-3 than is recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). This article explores Omega-3, focusing on EPA and DHA, and unpacks the recommended dosages for men, women, and children.

What is Omega-3, and Why is it Important?

Omega-3 Dosage for Children

  • 0-12 months: 0.5 grams of combined EPA and DHA daily.
  • Ages 1-3: About 0.7 grams of combined EPA and DHA daily.
  • Ages 4-7: Children within this age bracket should increase their intake to 0.9 grams of combined EPA and DHA daily.
  • Ages 8-10: With the onset of preadolescence, children require approximately 1 gram of combined EPA and DHA daily.
  • Ages 11 and up: As children transition into adolescence, their dosage should gradually align with adult recommendations, which are 1.1 grams for women and 1.6 for men.
What's the Right omega 3 Dosage for My Child?

Recommended Dosage of Omega-3 for Women

Omega-3 Dosage for Pregnant Women

Omega-3 Dosage for Men

Dosage for the Elderly

Omega-3 for Specific Health Conditions

Omega-6 Intake

The importance of the ratio of omega-6/omega-3 essential fatty acids

EPA and DHA Benefits

Omega-3 overdose

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