Fish Oil Dosage by CrossFit Invictus

How Much Fish Oil Should You Take?
Written by Calvin Sun

Just about everyone is convinced that fish oil is the one supplement that you must add to your nutritional regime. Numerous studies have shown supplementing with fish oil has a variety of health benefits including reducing inflammation, improving blood lipid profiles, improving cognitive function, preventing cardiovascular disease, increasing immune function, and reduced risk of cancers. But how much fish oil should you take in order to reap the benefits?

Robb Wolf, along with many other nutrition gurus, recommends 0.5 grams of omega-3 in the form of eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid (EPA and DHA) per 10 pounds of body weight for healthy individuals. However, if you are recovering from an injury, overweight, stressed, not sleeping well, and/or eating a poor diet, you’ll probably want to increase that dosage to 0.75 – 1.0 grams per 10 pounds of body weight. Keep in mind that not all fish oil products are created equally. Higher quality fish oil supplements tend to have a higher dose of EPA/DHA per serving than their poorly manufactured counterparts.

Here is Robb’s method for calculating required fish oil per day simplified into three easy steps. You’ll need to reference the nutrition label on the back of your fish oil supplement in order to determine your dose.

Step 1 – Calculate grams of fish oil required per day
[Body weight in pounds / 10] * [Fish Oil Factor] = Required dose of fish oil per day
Fish Oil Dosage Factors by CrossFit Invictus San Diego

Step 2 – Sean uses the Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil sold at Costco. It contains 410mg EPA and 274mg DHA per serving (1 softgel).
410mg EPA + 274mg DHA = 684mg EPA/DHA per soft gel
Fish Oil Nutrition by CrossFit Invictus San Diego

Step 3 – And we’ll just plug the values from steps 1 and 2 into our final equation here…
16.125 grams / [684mg / 1000] * [1]= 23.57. We’ll round up to the nearest whole number for a total of 24 soft gels per day for Sean
Costco Fish Oil by CrossFit Invictus San Diego

Now this may seem like large amount of pills, but keep in mind a few things, Sean is a big guy and the last couple months have left him pretty banged up. I told him to switch to a liquid fish oil in order to allow him to get the adequate amount of omega-3s without feeling like a Colombian drug mule. Carlson makes a great fish oil that contains 800mg EPA and 500mg DHA per teaspoonful. That means Sean would only need about 12 teaspoons or 4 tablespoons of the Carlson liquid product compared to 24 Costco soft gels. Ideally, he would split up the dosage evenly over the course of the day and take the fish oil with meals.
Carlson Fish Oil by CrossFit Invictus San Diego

Is all of this too much math for you? Not a problem. The folks over at Whole9 have simplified the entire process by creating a fish oil calculator based on the same method. Click HERE to go to it. Simply plug in your body weight, fish oil factor, EPA, DHA, serving size, and you’ll get your required daily dose. Still not sure how much to take? Feel free to consult one of your coaches and we will be happy to assist you.

24
Leave a Reply

avatar
20 Comment threads
4 Thread replies
3 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
22 Comment authors
Walterrapid slim diet pillsJenniferOscar JungEroSennin Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Walter
Guest
Walter

This is 10-20 times dose recommended almost anywhere else. Where is the research that demonstrates these high doses are safe and effective?

trackback
Google

Google

Here are some hyperlinks to internet sites that we link to because we believe they are really worth visiting.

trackback
Google

Google

Usually posts some pretty intriguing stuff like this. If you are new to this site.

rapid slim diet pills
Guest
rapid slim diet pills

I think most people would agree with your article. I am going to bookmark this web site so I can come back and read more articles. Keep up the good work!

Jennifer
Guest
Jennifer

Can we loose fat by having the fish oil…pls reply
scr888 account id and password

EroSennin
Guest
EroSennin

That’s a lot of fish oil to take daily.

Also, I’d recommend reviewing the LabDoor site. It’s probably the most objective review on nutritional supplements you can get. That is what is guiding my purchasing decision.

JohnCappello
Guest
JohnCappello

I highly recommend you fully understand the risks of using unregulated, dietary supplements. Not only on contents not accurately reported, the level of oxidation (rancid) is obvious to your nose. Any odor whatsoever indicates it is rancid and should not be consumed. Not only is oxidation dangerous to your health, all Dietary Supplements (DS) contain levels of unreported substances including saturated fat, chemicals such as mercury, etc. It is an entirely unregulated business and sourced from questionable unregulated factories, where QA, batch consistency does not exist. So bottom line: buyer beware. I am fortunate to be prescribed Pharmaceutical grade Vascepa,… Read more »

Randal Colleman
Guest
Randal Colleman

This is very useful, thanks for the info! i just started with exercise so I wasn’t sure how much is not too much for me, and I already chose my fish oil supplement thanks to this article http://www.supplementscience.net/top-5-fish-oil/ but I wasn’t sure about the dosage, so thanks for helping me out! 🙂

Joe
Guest
Rabi
Guest
Rabi

Helpful article, fish oil may help to:

>Lower blood pressure

>Reduce triglycerides

>Slow the development of plaque in the arteries

>Reduce the chance of abnormal heart rhythm

>Reduce the likelihood of heart attack and stroke

>Lessen the chance of sudden cardiac death in people with heart disease

For top rated fish oil’s reviews visit http://pickbestfishoil.com/

july zonova
Guest
july zonova

Great information. Carry on bro. I am working as a content writer , so your
articles will help me to write my next project. I am printing this page.thank
you.

Zuly Zonova
Owner of http://pickbestfishoil.com/

Debjit Banerjee
Guest
Debjit Banerjee

One of the most essential parts of fat-related nutrition is the balance between consumption of omega-6 fats and omega-3 fats.A equalization of omega-3s and omega-6s would be the best on the dinner plate.
http://www.seafoodandmeatco.in/

Tee
Guest
Tee

In 40 years old I weigh 166 lbs how much should take

Korey Stern
Guest
Korey Stern

Your calculation of Epa/Dha is slightly off on the capsule example. Epa should be 325 (650/2) and Dha should be 225 (450/2). Please correct me if I am wrong.

Lois Hartley
Guest
Lois Hartley

Female, weight is 211, 5ft. 6in. 70/years of age. Have: SPA 1003, DNA 669, liquid. How much should I take daily? Thanks

Oscar Jung
Guest
Oscar Jung

you should loose 50 pounds. take 1gram a day.

Ann Renteria
Guest
Ann Renteria

According to the above information I should be taking 4.25 tablespoons of Carlson’s Fish oil. I had been taking 2 Tablespoons. I want to add MCT oil and Avocado and Extra Virgin Olive oil in salad dressings. Do I take the 4 Tablespoons of Carlson’s plus the other oils? What should be the total amount of fat in a day? I also cook with coconut oil or EVOO. Am I taking too much?

Terry Chosth
Guest
Terry Chosth

“Colombian drug mule”? That is very racist and not very crossfit/love/respect the community sort of thing

FJ Brock
Guest
FJ Brock

Terry you suck.

that1dudeFromOC
Guest
that1dudeFromOC

That is a very high amount, i have nevet seen this much recommended.

Razvan
Guest
Razvan

Hi, Per Wolf’s website he recommends 2-4 grams of EPA+DHA per day. http://robbwolf.com/2011/10/05/fish-oil/. Can you post the source for his other claim suggesting I supplement 14 grams per day (190/10*.75)? Thanks!

That DUde
Guest
That DUde

“In his book, The Paleo Solution, Robb Wolf makes different dosage recommendations based on level of athleticism. He recommends 1g of EPA/DHA per 10 lbs of body weight for sick, overweight, and highly inflamed individuals. For lean, muscular athletes with blood chemistry closer to ancestral norms, he recommends .25-.5 g of EPA/DHA per 10 lbs of body weight.” -other source

jackie diaz
Guest
jackie diaz

depression prone female grad student trying to recover healthy weight and trying to figure out how much fish oil dosage to take. EPA+DHA is 1850 for two softgels

thx

Arch Ecker
Guest
Arch Ecker

Need more info to do the math… good luck!