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Are you getting enough Omega-3s?

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    How many servings of white fish (sole, cod, tilapia, fish sticks, shrimp, etc.) have you had in the last week?

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    How many servings of fatty/oily fish (salmon, tuna, sardines) have you had in the last week?

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    How many pills containing EPA and DHA — including fish, krill or algae oils — have you taken in the last seven days?

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    How many servings of omega-3 fortified juices, milks or margarine did you consume in the last seven days?

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250mg/day Recommendation by WHO and EFSA
500mg/day Recommendation by ISSFAL
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Recommendations

Recommendations

OMF 60+Your estimated intake of EPA and DHA omega-3s is likely greater than 500mg per day, the amount recommended by the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL), an organization of scientists focused on fatty acids like omega-3s.

Most people’s diets change from week-to-week, so if you have reached the 500mg/day target, be sure to keep consuming sources of EPA and DHA every week. Your body incorporates the omega-3s you consume into your cells to help them operate efficiently, which can be measured with an omega-3 blood test. Some helpful information you may find on our FAQ page.

OMF 60+Your estimated intake of EPA and DHA omega-3s is likely above 250mg per day. The good news is that you are likely meeting the minimum level of intake recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the amount recommended by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA, organization that evaluate risk regarding food and feed safety.

You deliver enough DHA and EPA to benefit normal functioning of brain and eyes as well as proper work of your heart. If you are in this range, you should consider adding one additional serving of fatty fish per week to your diet, as this typically provides enough additional EPA and DHA for you to reach 500mg per day (International Socity for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL) recommendation).

Most omega-3 supplements also contain more than 250mg of EPA and DHA per serving, so adding one supplement per day could help you reach the target as well. Your body incorporates the omega-3s you consume into your cells to help them operate efficiently, which can be measured with an omega-3 blood test. Some helpful information you may find on our FAQ page

OMF 60+Your estimated intake of EPA and DHA omega-3s is lower than 250mg/day, the amount recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the US Dietary Guidelines for Americans. You are not alone though; more than 78% of Americans consume less than 250mg/day as well.

For a healthy heart, you should consider increasing your consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids by eating two servings of fatty fish per week, taking an omega-3 supplement, or adding some products fortified with omega-3s to your diet. Click here to find easy sources to incorporate into your diet.

Because your intakes are so low, you may also want to talk to your doctor about getting a blood test to see if you are at risk of having low omega-3 levels. Your body incorporates the omega-3s you consume into your cells to help them operate efficiently, which can be measured with an omega-3 blood test. Click here for resources on speaking with your doctor about omega-3s and click here to find more info on omega-3 test kits on our FAQ page.

How we did the calculations

In order to make your results as accurate as possible, we reviewed a variety of different EPA and DHA sources and created some averages for use with this test. While we know this is not an exact science — most people don’t measure their portion sizes, for example — here’s a quick look at the numbers we used in calculating your results:

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