A recent study was done in patients who took various levels of DHA and EPA (omega 3 fatty acids) and the researchers measured their blood levels weekly for 4 weeks. Basically the researchers showed that one needs about a gram of omega 3 fatty acids per day to have enough in the blood for prevention of cardiovascular disease. This is a good study reminding us that we need to check our blood levels of omega fatty acids as well as consume about 1 gram of omega’s per day. Whether we get them through our food and a supplement, the important thing is get enough omega fatty acids each day. I encourage you to take a look at your diet and make sure that you get enough of the essential omega’s each day. You can check your omega fatty acid levels using a simple pin prick lab test and by taking proper omega 3 supplements.
Nutr Res. 2015 Dec;35(12):1040-51. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2015.09.016. Epub 2015 Oct 20