Reduce your inflammation: Make sure you have the optimum ratio of essential oils in your body: Since most people are deficient in omega-3 fattty acids (fish oils), start with two to three grams a day of fish oil (combined EPA and DHA) and then monitor your levels with a finger stick at home: It will show the ratio of your omega-3 fatty acids to the omega-6 fatty acids. https://www.cureality.com/shop/default.aspx
Researchers recommend different dosages depending on the type of illness you are targeting–psychiatric, cardiovascular, etc.
You can take fish oil in capsules, or get your fish oil in fish: The fish highest in Omega-3 oils (and lowest in mercury!) are Alaskan Salmon, Herring, Anchovies, and Sardines that have approximately 2 grams of fish oil in a 4 ounce serving.
Studies show that the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) is 87% lower in Japan than it is in the U.S, despite much higher rates of smoking and high blood pressure. When researchers examined the concentration of omega-3 fatty acids in the tissues of Japanese subjects, they found n-3 tissue compositions of approximately 60%. Further modeling of available data suggests that a 60% tissue concentration of n-3 fatty acid would protect 98.6% of the worldwide risk of cardiovascular mortality potentially attributable to n-3 deficiency. n the U.S., where n-6 intake is 9% of calories, 3.67g/d of EPA & DHA would be needed to achieve 60% tissue concentration. To put that in perspective, you’d have to eat 11 ounces of salmon or take 1 tablespoon of a high-potency fish oil every day to get that much EPA & DHA. If your intake of Omega 6 oils is less, then you need less of the Omega 3 oils.
If you want a website with a comprehensive overview of how to balance your Omega 3 Fatty Acids with your Omega 6 fatty acids, see http://chriskresser.com/how-much-omega-3-is-enough-that-depends-on-omega-6
ADDENDUM: A new concept: Use of “Parent Oils”.
One of the leading proponents of “Parent Oils” is Brian Peskin. His website is BrianPeskin.com
Some scientists are beginning to recommend “Parent Fish Oils” to these building block fish oils above. They recommend that we get our oils from plant-based sources. One example of a formulation is from Advanced Bionutritionals:
Parent Essential Oils, (PEOs) Defined
Omega-6 – LA: Linoleic Acid. Your body makes into the derivatives GLA, DGLA, AA, as needed.
Omega-3 – ALA: Alpha Linolenic Acid. Your body makes into the derivatives: SDA, EPA, DHA as needed.
Proper PEO radio: “Parent” omega-6 to “Parent” omega-3 = 1:1 to 2.5:1