A 17-year-old male asked:
i don't eat any kind of sea food (fish, ...)what should i take to compense my body' needs like omega 3 or vitamins ? and is that necessary for brain ?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered
41 years experience Psychiatry
Omega 3 fats: Omega 3 fats are essential for humans because we cannot make them -- they must come from our diets or supplements. They are highly concentrated in brain, and needed for its optimal function . You can take fish oil supplements -- at least 1-2 grams/day of epa and 500mg/day of dha (major omega 3 components in fish oil). There are also plant-based forms. http://tinyurl.com/ne78c3l.
Answered on Sep 24, 2013
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