Need Omega 3 advice
I'm currently taking some Omega 3 capsules (4-5 a day), and the amounts are listed below:
4 capsules typically provide:
EPA: minimum 680mg (34%)
DHA: minimum 480mg (24%)
GLA: minimum 200mg (40%)
Natural Vitamin E
Today I found another Omega 3 supplement, and the amounts for that are shown below:
One 500mg vegetable capsule contains:
FISH OIL 330mg, of which pure EPA 300mg (90%concentrate)
EPO100mg of which 12% GLA
VITAMIN E 15mg
Comparing the 2 supplements the second one definately looks more potent, and it's highly recommended on many webs sites. However, the second supplement contains no DHA whatsoever. So my questions are:
1) How important is DHA, and do I even need to supplement DHA?
2) With the second supplement it says 'EPO100mg of which 12% GLA', does this mean I will have the correct omega 3:6 ratio, or do I need to buy an Omega 6 supplement seperately?
3) If I take very high doses of Omega 3 for extended periods of time and then I stop taking them due to money problems, would I get withdrawal symptoms, etc?
Last edited by HealthAddict; 09-27-2005 at 03:05 PM.