How much omega-3 you need depends on your current state of health and your dietary intake of omega-3. The current recommended intake of long-chain omega-3 is set at 450 mg (equivalent to around 2 portions of fish per week, one of which is oily). The average UK adult intake is currently approximately 244 mg/day (half of the recommended amount) and, for people who don’t eat any fish at all, intake can be as low as 46 mg daily.
For specific conditions, the amount of omega-3 required tends to be much higher and the ideal ratio of EPA and DHA differs – a full discussion about omega-3 in health versus clinical nutrition is outlined on our EPA vs DHA page.
The Opti-O-3 fatty acid biomarker test identifies your personalised dose requirements based on your red blood cell omega-3 levels and is the most accurate way to establish how much omega-3 you need. We can also identify which fats you may require and so tailor our product advice to your Opti-O-3 results.
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