Dosage

What is the proper dosage for DHA?

A statement made by the American Pregnancy Association, the ISSFAL (International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids) states that the minimum amount of DHA dosage varies based on age and gestational status. For children 15 above and adults, a minimum of 220mg of DHA is ideal while pregnant women should take 300mg minimum to support herself and the fetus for DHA requirements on a daily basis. An established dose of 3 variations in children has also been stated by the ISSFAL.  According to the organization 32mg of EPA and DHA/pound of body weight each day for newborns and 15mg of EPA with DHA per pound of body weight for children who are eighteen months to 15 years of age is appropriate.

The basic dosage which is recommended on all AI levels for the Omega-3 Group was created by the Institute of Medicine Food and Nutritional Board and is considered the recommended minimum.. AIs for omega-3s are 1.3 g for nursing women, 1.1 g for adult women, 1.4 g per day for pregnant women, 1.3 g for girls ages 14 and up, 1.6 g for boys ages 14 and up and adult men, 0.5 g for infants, 0.7 g for children ages 1 to 3 and a dosage of 0.9 g for children ages 4 to 8.

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