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The recommended omega-3 dose will depend on how much you already get from food and why you are taking it. There are three kinds of omega-3 fatty acids: ALA, DHA, and EPA. A daily intake of 2 grams of ALA is often recommended as part of a healthy diet. The American Heart Association recommends taking 1 to 4 grams of DHA and EPA daily.
- The type of omega-3 fatty acid (three different types are nutritionally important)
- Why you take omega-3 fatty acids (for treating high triglycerides, heart disease, or other uses)
- Your dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids (how much you already get from food).