Recommended omega 3 intake

Möller's recommends 1 g marine omega 3
To achieve the beneficial health effects from an omega 3 product, it is vital that it contains enough of the best documented omega 3 fatty acids from marine sources. These are called EPA and DHA. 

Norwegian Health Authorities recommend that you receive between 1-2 g omega 3 daily. Scientific studies show that a person needs 1 g of marine omega 3 daily to obtain the beneficial health effects. 1 tablespoon (5 ml) of Möller’s Cod Liver Oil contains 1.2 g of omega 3 from fish, of which 1 g is DHA and EPA combined.

Recommendations from authorities

At present, there is no universally established guideline for daily consumption of omega 3 due to e.g. variations in diet from country to country. However, in most Western countries there are recommendations relating to omega 3 intakes due to the documented beneficial health benefits. Several international organizations and government agencies have therefore made recommendations for omega 3 in general and DHA and EPA specifically. Below is a list of various recommendations: 

Norwegian Health Authorities - The Norwegian Health Authorities recommend a daily intake of 1-2g omega 3 for adults. 

ISSFAL (International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids)  – Recommends a minimum daily intake of 500mg of EPA and DHA combined for healthy adults and for cardiovascular health. 

UK SACN (Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition) – Recommends the equivalent of 450mg marine omega 3 daily and an increase in population oily fish consumption to one portion a week. 

American Heart Association – Recommends that everybody should eat at least 2 servings (ca. 230g) of oily fish per week (fish high in DHA and EPA). People with heart disease should consume min of 1 g of marine omega 3 a day. People with high triglyceride levels should consume 2-4g EPA+DHA per day. 

FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) - Recommends a total dietary intake of omega 3 fatty acids from fish up to 3 grams per day. 

”To ensure a sufficient intake of vitamin D and omega 3 fatty acids, cod liver oil is recommended for the entire population”. 

- The Norwegian Health Directorate 

”Everybody, including athletes, is advised to take cod liver oil. Cod liver oil should be taken every day throughout the year to get the sufficient amount of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin D.” 

- The Norwegian Olympic Association