Fish oil for your heart- How much do you need?


Considering that the human body cannot generate essential fatty acids (EFAs), the best way to get supply to your body is by a good diet.

Oily fish provides the most effective form of Omega-3 fats known as EPA Eicosapentaenoic acid and DHA- docosahexaenoic acid found in oily fish, such as salmon, halibut, mackerel and tuna.

The American Heart Association recommends 500 milligrams of EPA + DHA daily from fish oil to prevent heart disease and 1 gram of EPA + DHA if you have existing heart disease.

Benefit of Fish oil  
Treatment of high triglycerides
 Prevent of heart disease and
 It helps to lower high blood pressure.

What is the Ratios of EPA to DHA

Although, the amounts of EPA and DHA in fish oil are not regulated, it may be difficult to determine if you are actually getting the recommended amount. The ratio of EPA to DHA in fish oil varies.
A common ratio is 180 milligrams of EPA to 120 milligrams of DHA as recommended by the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.
You can also take a combination in the ratios of 2:1 or 1:2 EPA to DHA considering both compounds tend to work together. 
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