Omega Sufficiency™ Fish Oil and Natural A & D Sufficiency™ Cod Liver Oil Daily Consumption Recommendations

Innate Choice recently announced the addition of NATURAL A&D SUFFICIENCY™, The World’s Premier Cod Liver Oil with 100% Naturally Occurring Vitamin A&D to our line of premier products. Since the cod liver oil also contains omega-3 fatty acids, some of our customers have asked for clarification regarding the amounts of each product that would be required on a daily basis.

Based on the scientific literature regarding the intake levels of our healthy ancestors and keeping in mind the modern tendency towards toxic levels of omega-6 fatty acids and deficient levels of omega-3 fatty acids, we recommend the following.

A good guideline is that humans require 450 mg of EPA, 300 mg of DHA, and 1000 IUs of Vitamin D per day per 40 lbs of body weight.  Please note that Vitamin D requirements will change based on sun exposure (please see our newsletter entitled Vitamin D – What Everyone Needs to Know). EPA and DHA requirements do not change. Cod liver oil, although rich in omega-3 fatty acids, does not contain enough for adults and should therefore NOT be considered a replacement for Omega Sufficiency™.

Supplementation Suggestions:

Both children and adults should take one teaspoon of Natural A&D Sufficiency™ Cod Liver Oil per day during low sun exposure periods. This is NOT based on seasons; it is based on ACTUAL sun exposure.

Children should get 1000-2000 IUs of Vitamin D per day. This will require one teaspoon of Natural A&D Sufficiency™ Cod Liver Oil plus 1000 IUs of Vitamin D (Innate Choice is currently developing the world’s premier Vitamin D: D-Sufficiency™; look for more details soon).

Children weighing less than 80 pounds will get enough omega-3 fatty acids from the cod liver oil and thus do not require additional Omega Sufficiency™ (as long as their diets are low in omega-6). Children weighing more than 80 pounds will also require ½ to 1 serving of Omega Sufficiency™.

Adults require 2000-4000 IUs of Vitamin D per day.  This will require one teaspoon of Natural A&D Sufficiency™ Cod Liver Oil per day plus 3000 IUs of Vitamin D from D-Sufficiency™.

Adult will also require a minimum of one serving of Omega Sufficiency™ per day depending on body weight.

To Summarize:

  • Children under 80 lbs: One teaspoon of Natural A&D Sufficiency™ Cod Liver Oil per day plus 1000 IUs of Vitamin D from D-Sufficiency™ drops.
  • Children over 80 lbs: One teaspoon of Natural A&D Sufficiency™ Cod Liver Oil per day plus 1000 IUs of Vitamin D from D-Sufficiency™ drops plus ½ to 1 teaspoon of Omega Sufficiency™ fish oil.
  • Adults: One teaspoon of Natural A&D Sufficiency™ Cod Liver Oil per day plus 3000 IUs of Vitamin D from D-Sufficiency™ drops plus 1-2 teaspoons of Omega Sufficiency™ fish oil.

SERVINGS PER DAY

Omega Sufficiency™

Natural A&D Sufficiency™

D-Sufficiency™

Children under 80 pounds

none

1 tsp

1000 IU

Children over 80 pounds

½ to 1 tsp

1 tsp

1000 IU

Adults

1-2 tsp

1 tsp

3000 IU