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BY Anne-Marie Chalmers, MD Feb 2, 2018

How Much Omega-3 Fish Oil A Day Will Produce Results?

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Taking fish oil? Are you noticing results?

When it comes to the effectiveness of any omega-3 supplement, there are three key factors you need to address:

1. Proper fish oil dosage

2. Freshness of the oil

3. Range of nutrients in the supplement

Please take a moment to go grab your fish oil supplement, if you’re taking one, and then keep reading to find out if your fish oil is living up to your expectations.

Determining Your Proper Dosage

Omega-3s are made up of a spectrum of nutrients, including EPA and DHA, two polyunsaturated fatty acids. EPA and DHA are the powerful workhorses of the omega-3 family, and have been researched extensively for their role in lowering triglyceride levels and blood pressure, improving mood and mental health, and helping reduce pain and inflammation.

To make a noticeable difference in your health, the daily fish oil dosage for adults should be from 2000 to 3000 mg of EPA and DHA combined. This level should be taken consistently, with food, for approximately 8 to 12 weeks before the effects will start to kick in.

Now, take a look at your omega-3 supplement. Add together the total number of mgs of EPA and DHA per serving. How many capsules per day do you need to swallow to reach that 2000 to 3000 mg mark? For most brands, the actual dosage that you need is significantly higher than the normal recommendation of 1 or 2 capsules listed on the bottle.

One of biggest misconceptions with taking fish oil is the dose necessary to produce results. In this video, Dr. Bo Martinsen explains the omega-3 dose deception, comparing how many fish oil and krill oil capsules you would need to swallow to equal the amount of EPA/DHA found in a salmon fillet.

Explaining EPA/DHA Efficacy Levels

Why is it necessary to look at the levels of EPA and DHA, as opposed to the total amount of fish oil? Remember that fish oils only contain a certain percentage of omega-3s, depending on the source of the oil, how it is processed and how fresh it is. Typically, a natural fish oil will contain at most 30% EPA and DHA combined. So if your capsule contains 1000 mg of fish oil, that means you are only getting 300 mg of EPA/DHA.

The reason we care so much about the amount EPA and DHA is that almost all medical research to date has focused on those fatty acids, even though they are not the sole members of the omega-3 family. Whenever a new study comes out showing benefits for fighting cancer, dry eyes and improving mental health, it is almost always the EPA and DHA that are being discussed.

However, research also shows that the benefits of EPA and DHA are dependent on the dose administered. In fact, numerous studies indicate that the anti-inflammatory benefits of the omega-3s don’t kick in unless you consume at least 2000 mg each day. For certain conditions, like arthritis and high triglyceride levels, studies routinely use between 3000 to 4000 mg of EPA/DHA daily to see meaningful results. And for other diseases, like cancer, the dosages can go even higher.

Calculating the Right Serving Size

If you are not currently taking an omega-3 supplement, or just don’t feel like walking to the kitchen to get your capsules, never fear! We’ve done the math for you by looking at some common omega-3 products. Of course, products vary depending on the brand and the source of the oil. But, these numbers will give you the approximations for each category:

Product Type

EPA/DHA Dose Per Unit

Servings Needed to Achieve
2000 – 3000mg Dosage

One regular fish oil capsule
~ 300mg of EPA/DHA
 7 to 10 capsules per day
One high concentrate fish oil capsule
~ 600mg of EPA/DHA
3 to 5 capsules per day
One krill oil capsule
~ 75mg of EPA/DHA
 27 to 40 capsules per day
One teaspoon of liquid cod liver oil
~ 1000 mg of EPA/DHA
2-3 teaspoons per day
Serving of wild salmon
~ 2000 to 3000 EPA/DHA*
6 oz fillet


*Level of EPA/DHA depends on the fish species, the time of year, how the fish is prepared, whether it was farm raised or wild caught, etc.

If you are getting distressed looking at this table and imagining swallowing all those fish oil pills, remember there are alternatives to taking capsules. For instance, a fresh cod liver oil, like Omega Cure®, delivers 3000 mg of EPA/DHA in three teaspoons and has no fishy taste or smell.

Similarly, increasing your intake of fish is a great way to get enough omega-3s. If you do go that route though, you have to pay attention to the fish species and how the fish is prepared to ensure you don’t cook the majority of omega-3s out of your meal.

Can You Take Too Much Fish Oil?

Most people around the world, and in the USA especially, get far too little omega-3. But if you do go on an omega-3 binge, the European Food Safety Authority has concluded that consuming up to 5000 mg of omega-3s daily is safe.

How Fresh Is Your Fish Oil?

Now that you know the amount of fish oil you need, let’s turn our attention to the freshness level of the oil that you’re taking. This is important because freshness impacts potency and safety.

Unfortunately, rancid omega-3 oil is all too prevalent today. In fact, independent studies from around the world have concluded that the majority of omega-3 products exceed industry freshness standards at the time of purchase.

Rancidity is concerning from several perspectives. For one, as your omega-3 supplement goes rancid (or oxidizes), the amount of EPA and DHA in the oil also decreases. In other words, if your fish oil supplement is rancid, you are likely getting less omega-3 than the labels suggests.

More concerning though it that rancid oil can have damaging effects on your body. For instance, at least two studies to date have found that rancid fish oil has a negative impact on cholesterol levels, whereas fresh fish oil delivers the expected health benefits. Other studies have found that rancid fish oil can increase risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. To learn more on this important topic, read Rancid Fish Oil May Hurt More than Help, Research Shows.

How Omega Cure Compares: Peroxide Oxidation Level Chart

In the world of fish oil, peroxide values measure an oil’s freshness level. While the omega-3 industry has stated that an omega-3 oil should never exceed a peroxide value of 5 mEq/kg, several international studies have determined that most brand far exceed that value at the time of purchase

Test for Rancidity

To figure out if your fish oil is fresh, start by doing a taste and smell test. All oil, regardless of initial quality, will oxidize with time and exposure to oxygen. But, if the oil is not heavily flavored, you will often be able to get a good sense of the quality by using your senses – just like you would fish or milk. Take one of your fish oil capsules and split it open. Smell and taste the oil. Fresh fish oil should have minimal to no smell. Long story short, if your fish dinner smelled and tasted that way, would you eat it? If the answer is no, toss the capsules.

Secondly, check to see if your oil lists a “Peroxide Value” or PV, which is an indicator of freshness in the omega-3 world. Scientists are still debating what an acceptable PV level is. But, as a general rule, the lower the PV number, the fresher the product. For instance, Omega Cure has a PV level of 0.1 – 0.3 mEq/kg at the time of bottling, making it about 80 times fresher than your typical omega-3 supplement.

Getting the Full Spectrum

Fish and natural fish oil contain a wide range of beneficial fatty acids. Besides featuring a cocktail of omega-3, 6, 7, 9, and 11 in the proper ratios, fish oil also contains at least nine different types of named omega-3s – from the aforementioned EPA and DHA to the lesser known ALA, DPA, SDA, and the likes.

All of these fatty acids and their derivatives flourish in natural fish oil and cod liver oil, providing a wide range of nutrients for the body to absorb and enjoy. In its natural state, fish oil should provide the same mix and fatty acid content as fish. But just as drinking filtered orange juice is not as healthy as eating a fresh orange, the more you process the oil, the less nutrients it eventually contains.

So how do you know if your current fish oil is full spectrum or not? Unfortunately, it is hard to determine unless your fish oil manufacturer is upfront about their manufacturing processes. But there may be clues. Read their websites to determine the source of their oil and check the supplement facts. If you see any mention of concentrates, pharmaceutical grade, or prescription omega-3, then the answer is probably ‘no.’

For more information about getting a full-spectrum oil, read Full-Spectrum Fish Oil: Why It Matters to Omega-3 Consumers.

Feeling the Difference

Increasing one’s intake of omega-3s is a wonderful way to improve health, be it for dry eyes, arthritis, or lowering triglyceride levels. But if you are hoping to experience results, it’s important to pay attention to the dose and quality you are getting with your supplement.

If you haven’t already, try Omega Cure. With the lowest oxidation levels on the market, it is the freshest omega-3 oil available. And with no fishy taste or smell, it is easy to enjoy in juice or yogurt or drink straight. You can learn more about how Omega Cure is made here.

Omega Cure fish oil fresh full omega-3 dose

Author Details
President , Omega3 Innovations
Born and raised in the United States, Dr. Chalmers graduated from Brown University and completed her medical training at the University of Oslo in Norway. Dr. Chalmers practiced medicine for many years, serving both at high-tech hospitals and as a community health worker in rural Norway. Together with Dr. Martinsen, she later co-founded Wellpride LLLP dba Omega3 Innovations and is the joint holder of several patents that facilitate the ingestion of multiple medication combinations. Today, she serves as the president of Omega3 Innovations.

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Jane Tarbell

Thank you, thank you, thank you for listening to people like me who travel. I can’t wait for,the new travel vials to be introduced. How long is the shelf life? Am I right in assuming that they do not have to be refrigerated? Will the green tea be counterproductive to people who cannot ingest caffeine products?

Hi Jane, So happy to hear you are excited about Omega Cure Extra Strength! To answer your questions, we are still testing the shelf life of the vials, and will report back when we have more data. However, our goal is to have them be stable at room temperature for up to one month. As for the green tea, the vials will only contain very small amounts of caffeine, so it won’t be noticeable for most people. However, we will also be offering vials that feature just regular Omega Cure (without the green tea addition). This way, if there should… Read more »

Earl PeQueen

For treatment of dry eyes,how much omega-3? How long to see a beneficial change in dry eyes?

For treating dry eyes, if you take 15 ml of a fresh omega-3 fish oil consistently every day (that’s 3000 mg of EPA/DHA), you could see results within 4 to 6 weeks (and sometimes faster). If you are interested in learning more, check out our video blog on how soon you can expect to see results from taking Omega Cure:

Donnie Hall

I take Vitamin Shoppe Omega 3. 600 EPA/240 DHA. Total is 1200 mg per capsule. I take 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. Is this enough? My numbers have slightly increased but I was hoping for better results. I am 6’2 and weigh 250. My bp is perfect but my good cholesterol is lower and I need to raise it. Just started a better diet and been in the gym 5 out of 7 days starting a month ago. Should I take more?

Hi Donnie! How wonderful to hear that you are working out and improving your diet. Those two things alone will make an enormous difference for your lipid profile, so keep going! To answer your question, it sounds as though you are taking a high enough dose of EPA/DHA. If you have been taking this dosage for the last three months and your numbers aren’t changing, I would examine the quality of your omega-3 product. Since you are taking capsules, it’s highly likely that the oil inside the capsules is rancid. The rancidity factor could explain why you are not experiencing… Read more »


Me and my 8yr old daughter are desperately trying to lose weight. Is it safe to give her fish oil..

Hi Cindy! Fish oil is indeed safe for both you and your daughter to consume. The FDA has labeled fish oil as a GRAS food (Generally Recognized as Safe), and in Norway, the government recommends infants consume one teaspoon of fish oil starting at the age of one. As long as you consume a fish oil that is fresh and that is purified (which most high quality fish oils are), then you should both benefit. Now, while fish oil is not a weight loss cure, it does play a powerful role in promoting weight management. However, the benefits will be… Read more »


Hi, I just brought Nature Made fish oil for the first time and mine is 1000mg-300mg Omega 3. I’m not really sure how to read the EPA or DHA amount on the back of the bottle b/c this is my first time buying them, but it says it has 600 mg total of Omega 3 fatty acid & 500mg of EPA and DHA. How any pills would I need to take per day to help out with depression & anxiety? And also to see for an improvement my skin and hair? Thanks

Hi Nicole, Thanks for writing! Determining the amount of EPA/DHA in your omega-3 supplement can be tricky, so we’re glad you asked. In a natural (not chemically modified fish oil), the EPA/DHA makes up between 20 to 30 percent of the oil. If you are taking 1000 mg of fish oil, you will get roughly 300 mg of EPA/DHA in that dose. If it’s a chemically modified omega-3 product, you might get a higher amount of EPA/DHA per capsule. But the EPA/DHA dose would come at the expense of the other types of omega-3 nutrients and co-factors, which are also… Read more »

merlyn uy

it is ok for the child has a ASD or autism disorder?

Absolutely, we have a lot of families who buy Omega Cure for their children who are on the autism spectrum. There are a good number of studies suggesting omega-3 helps reduce impulsiveness and even helps improve verbal skills. For more information, you might be interested in taking a look at the following resource page about special needs: You might also want to take a look at the following story from one of our customers who has a son with ADHD: For children on the spectrum, many of them find that taking unflavored Omega Cure is best – especially… Read more »

You don’t mention Krill oil which is what I am taking – How do you compare it with fish oil? Thanks – Locke

Hi Locke, thank you for your question! We wrote a piece on krill oil a few years ago that you might be interested in reading: We would like to write a follow up blog, however, since the krill oil industry has expanded and we know more about it today. We’ll keep you updated there. In brief, our main concern with krill oil is dose and rancidity. The average krill oil capsule contains under 100 mg of combined EPA/DHA – a far cry from the 3000 mg of EPA/DHA found in a salmon dinner and the amount used in research… Read more »


Hi I have severe dry eyes and wanted to try out some omega 3 I also don’t eat a lot of fish because I don’t really like it. What would you recommend? Capsules or tea spoon of fish oil? Also what dose? And do you think it would help my dry eyes? And how long would it take to see results thank you

Hi Lindsey! If you have dry eyes, it’s good to hear you are looking to learn more about omega-3 fish oil. There are a number of research studies indicating that omega-3 can make a big difference towards relieving dry eyes (see for instance this study on the subject: To answer your question, we recommend you take 3 teaspoons of Omega Cure every day. Three teaspoons of Omega Cure provides a safe and solid dose (equivalent to 12 regular capsules) of the only fresh, full-spectrum fish oil in the world. Freshness is crucial for obtaining good results, but unfortunately, encapsulating… Read more »


Hi, I have high cholestorl and high blood pressure. Dont want to take statins. How much should I take to lower the cholestrol. I also take soy lecithin. thanks.

If you take 3 teaspoons of Omega Cure every day, it provides a safe and potent dose of the only fresh, full-spectrum fish oil in the world. After 4 to 5 weeks, you can measure the changes of the blood lipids and your blood pressure. Take the triglyceride value and divide by the HDL cholesterol value. If the resulting number is below 2.7, you are in good shape.

For more information, please review my blog “What Your Cholesterol & Triglyceride Numbers Say About Your Lifestyle.”


Thank you so much for your fantastic articles, Can you please advice me on how many tablets of omega-3 should I consume per day?

We’re glad you liked the article. The number of capsules you need depends on the amount of EPA/DHA found in your specific capsule brand. Most people need between 2000 – 3000 mg of EPA/DHA every day. Your capsule should specify not just how much omega-3 it contains, but also how much EPA/DHA the product gives you. However, if we were going to give you a true recommendation, we would suggest choosing a liquid cod liver oil product, as opposed to capsules. Two to three teaspoons will provide a higher dose, you will avoid ingesting all that gelatin, and you will… Read more »


I had read that a recent study reported a correlation between fish oil supplementation and increased risk of prostate cancer. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Hi Paul, Thanks for writing! We understand the concern regarding the increased risk of prostate cancer. The media provided some alarming coverage of that study last year. Unfortunately, the mainstream media never covered the scientific community’s follow-up discussion of the study, which is too bad because most scientists regarded the conclusion as quite flawed. The study in question never documented whether the men took omega-3 supplements – just the amount of omega-3 in the blood stream. As Dr. Harris, one of the world’s leading omega-3 specialists wrote in a follow-up article, the study participants’ omega-3 index was so low that… Read more »


I am taking omega 3 capsules for about four months now it has only 600mg combine is that enough as i am only taking 1 capsule per day as the direction on the bottle recommen

Most omega-3 studies showing measurable health benefits indicate that you need more omega-3 to experience results – typically about 2000 to 3000 mg of combined EPA/DHA. Likely, the current single capsule you are using will not significantly improve your health. If you have been using your omega-3 capsule for four months now, ask yourself, “Am I seeing a positive health difference.” Especially if you are taking omega-3 for a specific health purpose, like improving lipid levels or reducing joint pain and stiffness, you ought to be feeling a difference in your body or be able to measure the difference with… Read more »

I am 26 years old.I have started taking one capsule of Blackmores Fish oil (Omega 3) which is 1000 mg & it says it contains 180 mg EPA and 120 mg DHA. How much omega 3 should i take daily for good results ?

Hi Roy! Thank you for writing and sharing your question. To answer you, most omega-3 researchers agree that you need more EPA/DHA every day in order to see results. For instance, in Fish Oil: What the Prescriber Needs to Know, the researchers wrote the following, “Although modest increases in intake of n3 LC PUFAs can reduce cardiovascular risk, relatively large doses (≥ 2.7 g/day EPA plus DHA) are required for anti-inflammatory effects. These doses can be taken efficiently and economically as liquid fish oil on juice.” In other words, if you are really going to see a positive difference for… Read more »


Can you tell me if your product has Reservatol in it? My father has had a stroke paralyzing his left side and causing aphasia. I would like to get him on Omega3 as soon as possible to help not only with brain function but also with muscle loss. However, if Reservaol is an ingredient he will not be able to take it as he is on the highest level of blood thinners possible.

Hi Leann, We’re sorry to hear about your father’s stroke. It must be a challenging time. Omega Cure does not contain any Resveratrol. If you would like to take a look at the nutrition facts for Omega Cure or Omega Cure Extra Strength, visit the product pages here and here and then click the nutrition facts button. If you’d like more information about the products, you can also call us at 866.414.0188 and ask to speak with either Dr. Martinsen or Dr. Chalmers. We also have a blog relating specifically to omega-3 and stroke, if that would be helpful to… Read more »


Is your product halal?

Hi Lina. Omega Cure is not Halal or Kosher certified. However, as a pure cod liver oil, manufactured with equipment solely used to produce Omega Cure, it should meet all halal and kosher requirements.


I am 35 and my daughter is 13 & 7 years old. Currently our fish oil has 1200mg fishgel capsule contains EPA 396mg , DHA 264mg, total omega 3 fatty acids 660mg, vitamin E 2IU.
Fish oil sources, coldwater fish( Anchovy, Sardine & Mackeral. Gelatin source, fish.
How many capsules should we take individually per day? Thank you.

Hi Cindy, Thank you for writing to us. The daily dose necessary for you and your daughters depends a bit on your needs. For instance, for adults with chronic pain and inflammation issues, there’s strong evidence for getting at least 2700 mg of EPA/DHA per day. In terms of your current product, that would mean consuming at least 4 capsules daily to get the correct amount of EPA/DHA. For doses for children, please review this blog for more information. Another thing to keep in mind with regards to your omega-3 product is the freshness level of the oil. Many capsules… Read more »


my husband suffers from depression, he takes 4×1500 mg tabs .is that enough?

Hi Judy, It’s best to talk with your health care provider about the precise omega-3 dose for your husband. But, to provide you with some advice to assess your current capsules: > Look at the amount of EPA/DHA in those 1500 mg capsules. The EPA/DHA usually only makes up a small component of the 1500 mg total fish oil or cod liver oil, but your label should tell you the precise amount. > Make sure the oil is fresh by doing a taste and smell check. If the oil inside the capsules is not fresh, get another product for the… Read more »


Is 1250mg EPA + 500mg DHA 3 times a day too much?

If you are taking 1750 mg of combined EPA/DHA three times a day (over 5000 mg of EPA/DHA daily), that is quite a heavy dose. It’s likely not harmful, if you are taking a fresh omega-3 product. According to the European Food Safety Authority, consuming 5000 mg of omega-3s “raises no safety concerns for adults.” However, it’s always best to speak with a health professional to see if that is the best dose for you.

Why do you not state the number of mgs of dha & epa per teaspoon ? You only provide a total’combined amount. Consumers want specific info and you intentionally side step this most important info. Lovaza prescription omega 3 has 480mg epa and 360mg dha per capsule. All other otc manufacturers provide this info. This tells me you are hiding something.

Dear Arnold Kiser, We absolutely list the number of mgs of EPA and DHA per serving of Omega Cure on our website. To find it, navigate to a product page (here’s a link to one for Omega Cure:, then click on the tab “Nutritional Information.” The tab shows our Supplement Facts, which list 1200 mg of EPA, 1800 mg of DHA and 800 mg of other omega-3 per the recommended 15 ml (3 teaspoon) serving. If you want to calculate the amount per teaspoon, divide those values by three. Please let us know if you need more help finding… Read more »


Hi, my mom bought fish oil capsules for me the other day. I just consumes it without knowing that taking 3 capsules everyday can give me a good effect or not. Based on the prescription, each softgel capsule contains 1000 mg fish oil (18%EPA/12%DHA). Is it okay that i just need take 2 or capsule per day?

Omega3 Innovations

Hi Faren, If you are taking just 2 – 3 capsules of your current product daily, you aren’t getting more than 600 – 900 mg of EPA/DHA. As we explain in the article, the anti-inflammatory benefits of the omega-3s don’t kick in unless you consume at least 2000 mg of EPA/DHA each day. Given that number, your current dose is probably too low to see any concrete results. If you are interested in getting the full benefits of an omega-3 product, make sure you are getting an effective dose and a truly fresh fish oil. You might also enjoy reading… Read more »


According to the table provided in this web page, one teaspoon of liquid cod liver oil contains ~ 1000 mg of EPA/DHA. Is it safe to conclude that one can take 7 to 10 capsules of 300 mg cod liver oil (for example, 7 Seas Cod Liver Oil 300mg or Seacod brand 300 mg) as a dietary supplement to achieve daily intake of 2000 – 3000mg Dosage? Although in India, brands like 7 Seas & Seacod recommends 1-2 capsules of 300 mg thrice a day, most brands in the UK and elsewhere recommends one 1000 mg cod liver capsule per… Read more »

Omega3 Innovations

Hi Shivashankara, There are few health issues associated with taking fresh fish oil. Studies routinely use large doses without documenting any negative effects, and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has concluded that consuming up to 5000 mg of EPA/DHA per day is safe. We aren’t in a position to comment on the quality and freshness level of your brand. But in general, the reason omega-3 brands typically recommend just 1 – 2 capsules daily is not because there is harm in taking more, but because that is the dose most people are willing to swallow. You do, however, want… Read more »

Nicolas C

Hi there, I currently take Icelandic cod liver oil in liquid form as you have recommend here. The current brand I use (Im in the UK) provides 920mg of EFA/DHA per teaspoon. However, it also provides 800ug (micro grams) of vitamin A per teaspoon. According to your information here I would need 3 teaspoons per day to see the anti-inflammatory response. However, this would be providing me with 3 times the recommended daily dose of vitamin A (4 times if I include my multivitamin). I am concerned about toxicity from vitamin A and D overdose although the internet is awash… Read more »

Omega3 Innovations

Hi Nicolas, It is true that unpurified cod liver oils contain high values of vitamin A. But the amount of vitamin A in a cod liver oil brand will vary significantly, depending on if the oil was purified, the purification techniques used, and if vitamin A was added to the oil by the manufacturer. For instance, our Omega Cure, which is a uniquely fresh, full-spectrum cod liver oil, contains limited amounts of vitamin A because of how it has been purified. At the moment, our oil is not available in the UK, but if you are unhappy with the amount… Read more »

Nisar Ahmad Bajwa

This is not comment but a question. On the bottle of fish oil capsule it is written for better health from 3 to 12 capsule daily with food. in the bottle there are 200 capsule. But for how long one should take these capsule. Is this for whole life, or is this for winter season only or is it one bottle once a year. on the bottle this literature is not clear. I am living in Pakistan, here even doctors have no clear concept. Please inform me about the correct doze daily and for how many weeks.

Omega3 Innovations

Hi Nisar, This is a tough question to answer because there is no one-size-fits-all solution. However, to answer you generally, most people need to be conscious about their omega-3 intake throughout their life. This is particularly true if you eat a typical Western diet heavy in processed foods and low in fish. That being said, you also need to be concerned about the quality of your omega-3 supplement if you continue consuming capsules. Please read: Is Your Fish Oil Rancid?

Enamul Haque

Hi ,
can u suggest me whether my 6o years old father can have the omega 3 fish oil capsule or not ?
If yes then what is the recommended serving size ?

Omega3 Innovations

We generally recommend that people seek out a fresh liquid omega-3 oil, like Omega Cure, instead of capsules. Liquids are easier to swallow and they make it easier to get an effective daily dose. In addition, Omega Cure is much fresher than the oil you find in regular fish oil capsules. However, for specific recommendations for your father, we advise you to contact a medical professional who can evaluate him in person.

Ileana Montoya Montoya

Is your oil purifies to remove mercury ?

Omega3 Innovations

Hi Ileana,

Yes, every batch of Omega Cure is purified to remove mercury and other pollutants. After the purification process, it is third-party evaluated in Norway to ensure the oil meets all government and industry standards for contaminants.

Shine honey

Hi there! Informative article, but my doubt is that I am consuming a product of Omega 3 1000 mg capsules (2 per day) which contains around 330 mg of EPA and 220 mg of DHA. How many capsules can i take per day actually? Or is this dose Sufficient to cure skin diseases?

Omega3 Innovations

As we discuss in the article, to impact any kind of inflammatory issue, studies indicate that it typically takes a dose of around 2000 – 3000 mg of EPA/DHA per day to see results. That would be about 4 – 6 capsules of your current product daily, given the dosage you described. That being said, we can’t tell you that swallowing 4 – 6 capsules of your current supplement is going to be effective. As the article also mentions, whether the oil is fresh and full-spectrum will impact results. And additionally, the type of skin disease and individual differences will… Read more »


Hi. How much Omega 3 to take to raise my HDL level ? The total cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL level are OK. Only the HDL is low 35 mg/dl.

Omega3 Innovations

Hi Robert! While the triglyceride-lowering benefits of omega-3 supplements have been well documented, the data is less consistent with regards to LDL and HDL levels. Likely, this means that other factors, like the freshness level and the fatty acid composition of the supplement, will have a stronger impact on the results.

That being said, when we survey some of the research on omega-3 supplements and HDL levels, studies have reported modest increases when using doses ranging from 2000 – 4500 mg of EPA/DHA. Most of the studies are in the 4000 mg range.


Woow. One of my capsules contains 70mg of EPA and 45mg of DHA.

Daphne Foster

Really helpful review.


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