Dr. William Davis (an integrative cardiologist), who has a very interesting blog, The Heart Scan Blog
, offers his anecdotal/clinical perspective on how to benefit the most from fish oil.
I believe I have been observing an unexpected phenomenon: When it comes to fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids, the frequency of dosing may be as important, perhaps more important, than the actual dose.
First of all, why advocate omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil? There�s a list of lipid/lipoprotein reasons, including reduction of triglycerides and triglyceride-containing particles (VLDL, intermediate-density lipoproteins), reduction of small LDL, and increase in HDL. There�s also solid benefit in reduction of heart attack risk, reduction in death from heart attack, and reduction in stroke. There are also anti-inflammatory benefits and improvements in mood, reduction in depression.