I know that many of you are taking fish oil and you may have recently seen several articles regarding doctors prescribing too much fish oil. Fish oil has many beneficial effects especially on cardiovascular health.
The criticism stems from the failure to also recommend a balance of fish oil with Omega 6. If you are taking fish oil, it needs to be balanced with GLA (gamma linoleic acid Omega 6) and Vitamin E (a mix of gamma delta and alpha vitamin E).
For every thousand milligrams of fish oil, one should take 500 mg of GLA and daily Vitamin E. One capsule of Vitamin E daily will help prevent the oxidation of the fish oil to harmful products. Yes, Omega 9 oils are also important, so don’t stop using olive oil. Coconut oil is also very healthy. There are too many beneficial effects of fish oil, not to take at least 1000-2000 mg daily.
The guidelines provided on this website are for general information only. Baughman Age Management Medicine strongly recommends that you consult your physician before pursuing any regimen listed in this website.