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Fish Oil: How Much Should I Take Each Day? - Dr. Shannon

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Dr. Shannon shares how much fish oil you and your child should take each day.

Dr. Shannon:
How much fish oil? Well I think the current recommendation is probably at least 1000 milligrams a day of the components EPA and DHA.

So just getting a 1000 milligram fish oil tablet is not enough, you need to look at what’s inside it and look at the ingredient list and add up the milligram amount of the EPA and DHA.

If you buy a low-cost brand or option it’s going to have a very low amount of these and you may actually be better off buying a concentrated brand which is less likely to cause problems with digestion and the repeat of burping fish oil.

So I would like to see over 1000 milligrams of the EPA and DHA for both children and for moms that are of childbearing years, they may need to double that amount.

And certainly if children or adults are symptomatic having mood issues, irritability, explosive temper then they may need even more.

About Dr. Scott Shannon, M.D.:
Dr. Scott Shannon, M.D., graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Following a psychiatric internship he worked for four years in rural Arizona as a general practitioner. Dr. Shannon then completed a psychiatric residency at a Columbia program in New York. After his child psychiatry fellowship at the University of New Mexico he moved to Colorado. His practice includes a wide variety of approaches including herbs, supplements, medications, nutrition, and acupuncture. Dr. Shannon served as the Principle Investigator on a recent research grant exploring the value of acupuncture in the nausea of chemotherapy.

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