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December 26, 2016
The 1 a day serving size is pretty generic. Yes, that might be good for people who need a little additional supplementation (and regularly eat fish like salmon and cook with olive oil, etc) but too low for most athletes and fitness enthusiasts, or people with joint pain. Here's the breakdown:
1,250mg TOTAL split between:
65mg "Other" omega-3s (what are these?)
For a *typical* fitness enthusiast / someone who works out regularly, it is recommended to get a minimum of 1g - 1.5g of DHA (1000 - 1500mg). This capsule only has 325mg DHA, which means you'll need approx. 3 capsules a day to reach 1g of DHA and about 4.6 capsules to reach 1.5g of DHA, which is optimal. So in reality, a serving size should be 3-4 caps a day for most people, minimum. Keep in mind, this isn't JUST for those who work out regularly - if you want to see any real results with alleviating joint pain, etc. these are pretty standard doses. Those that say 1 cap a day helps them with joint pain are most likely experiencing a placebo effect, or their joint pain really wasn't that bad to begin with.
A friend of mine says he gets his fish oil in a bottle directly from a health and wellness store, takes 1 tablespoon a day (he swears it's flavored and doesn't taste fishy at all) and claims he feels his joint pain being alleviated within hours - so I'm going to check out the dosing on that and see if it works better as it might be easier to do than swallowing 4 giant pills a day on top of multivitamins, and experiencing that "post pill bloated" feeling.