The fatty acids necessitated by human body are categorized as non-essential fatty acids and essential fatty acids. While the former could be synthesized by various biochemical processes within the body, the latter needs to be supplemented through diet. Thus, the “non-essential” indicates that supplementing through diet is uncalled for although it is essential and utilized within the body. A class of essential fatty acids is the omega-3-fatty acids which are found in loaded quantities in fish oil. Since the amount of omega-3 fatty acids are not measurable, an insight on how much fish oil has to be consumed to meet the daily requirements grows to be binding.
The studies on the beneficial effects of Fish oil over heart and brain, proven by Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have blown the market of fish oil in various forms like tablets, capsules, soft gels, etc. The intake of these dietary supplements gets to be needless provided fishes hold a reasonable place in your diet. Ample quantities of omega-3 fatty acids could be met by inculcating fishes for a minimum of twice a week in diet or by talking pills of fish oil. Though the recommended dosage by the physician is the most reliable, for an average human being, the regulatory guidelines of FDA suggests 1000mg per day as the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). The requirement may vary for patients with cardiovascular or mental issues sometimes reaching as high as 5000mg/day.
Consumption of pills gives a fairer idea as to how much fish oil has been fed and also dodges the disadvantages of the threat of toxins and eerie smell while consuming fishes as a whole.