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Posted by Larry Hoover on September 1, 2003, at 14:47:39

In reply to Lar, Re: FISH OIlS NOT FOR ALL, posted by McPac on August 29, 2003, at 22:35:17

> Lar,
> for mood stabilizing purposes (bipolar), what do you think would be an optimal daily dose of combined EPA/DHA?

I'm sorry to phrase it this way, but the optimal dose is the amount that works for you. It's too variable to define that way, although statistics (averages) are sometimes used, many times its forgotten that these are statistics.

> Also, do you think the ratio is very important (some formulations claim to have the 'best' ratio)?

I think the emphasis on EPA is inappropriate, but that's my opinion. I like to think natural oils are best.

> I try to take 3 grams a day of EPA/DHA combined.
> p.s. Are any of the other omega fatty acids worth taking for psych problems? Thanks!

At least some of the time (you needn't take it every time, with the fish oil), you would probably benefit by taking a GLA source (evening primrose, borage, or black currant) with your fish oil. The combination of fish oil + GLA has rather potent anti-inflammatory potential.





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