Sorry...I know I should know this by now, but I'm suddenly second-guessing myself. For those of you who take fish oil caps, when figuring out your dose do you base it on total mgs of EPA/DHA or total mgs of plain ole fish oil. In other words, if I'm told to take "6,000 mgs fish oil a day", I figure on 6 caps, but that only actually gives me roughly 1,800 mgs EPA/DHA in the oil I have available. To get 6,000 mgs of EPA/DHA, I'd need to pop 20 caps a day.
I'm fine with either, but am wondering what the recommendations actually mean.
Take a look at Dr Davis' blog. It may help you determine how much EPA/DHA to take.
I calculated mine yesterday on the new whole 9 calculator. 40 capsules required. 2 capsules provide 67% of the Vitamin E per day, multiply that by 20. A little concerned considering that my Vitamin D has quite a bit too. Be careful!
I prefer to judge how many capsules I need to take by whether or not they make me go to the bathroom. According to the Whole9's FAQ when you take too much your body will tell you so and thus end up going to the bathroom.
So, if I can maintain a consistent workout schedule/regimen, as well as consistent number of sleep hours, then I know I'm taking just the right amount of Fish Oil if I don't have to run to the bathroom.
Not an exact science really but hey, I don't want to be taking 18+ capsules a day either.
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