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Should You Take Fish Oil for Multiple Sclerosis?

Fish oil is a rich source of two important omega-3 fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These fatty acids are found in a variety of fish, especially fatty fish such as anchovy, bluefish, salmon, tuna, herring, sardines, and trout, providing about 1 gram per 3.5 ounces of fish.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This data has been known since 2000.  It is not the fish-oil dose per se, but the reduction of the AA/EPA ratio in the blood that has the benefits.  Ideally, the AA/EPA ratio should be about 1.5.  For most Americans, it will take about 7.5 grams of EPA and DHA per day to reduce their AA/EPA ratio (currently the average is 18) to that level.

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