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What is the recommended daily dosage of fish oil capsules?

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As of 2015, the recommended fish oil capsule dosage is 2,000 milligrams daily, for 500 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids, states Nature Made. Taking capsules containing 3.2 grams of eicosapentaenoic acid plus 2.2 grams of docosahexaenoic acid daily for three weeks improves athletic performance, notes Mayo Clinic.

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What is the recommended daily dosage of fish oil capsules?
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Five capsules containing 450 milligrams of EPA, 100 milligrams of DHA and 50 milligrams of other omega-3 fatty acids daily for three months treats anxiety, explains Mayo Clinic. Daily doses of capsules with 1.2 to 3.3 grams of EPA and 0.6 to 1.8 grams of DHA for a year treats Crohn's disease. Consumers should read the labels on their supplements to determine the quantity of omega-3 fatty acids in each capsule, notes Nature Made.

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