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How much omega-3 fish oil is safe?

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The American Heart Association says taking up to 3 grams of fish oil daily in supplement form is considered safe. Don't take more than that unless you discuss it with your doctor first.

SOURCES:

National Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Fish Oil."

American Heart Association: "Fish and Omega 3 Fatty Acids."

Geleijnse J.M. 2002; vol 20: p 1493. J Hypertens,

Oh R. , 2005; vol 18: pp 28-36. The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 2, 2019

SOURCES:

National Medicines Comprehensive Database: "Fish Oil."

American Heart Association: "Fish and Omega 3 Fatty Acids."

Geleijnse J.M. 2002; vol 20: p 1493. J Hypertens,

Oh R. , 2005; vol 18: pp 28-36. The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on April 2, 2019

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