The Dietary Guidelines for Americans since 2010 is to consume a minimum of eight ounces of seafood per week to maintain a sufficiently healthy cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems. Eight ounces of seafood equates to approximately 2000 grams or 200,000 mg. The most beneficial kind of seafood is marine derived from “oily” fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies, swordfish, trout, and tuna in order to provide a sufficient average daily consumption Omega-3 fatty acids. It is estimated that if you consume 8 ounces of seafood per week, you will receive approximately 140g of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet.
If you are a person that doesn’t like seafood or can’t tolerate eating seafood, then supplementation is going to be a critical component to optimizing your daily dietary health. In order to just maintain good levels of Omega-3 fatty acids, you should consume a minimum of 2000 mg of triple strength fish oil per day (2 gel capsules). In order to optimize your levels, you should consume up to 6000 mg (6 gel capsules)