Best fish for max DHA and minimum mercury?

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Best fish for max DHA and minimum mercury?

Postby Linduska » Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:21 pm

I’m curious as to what are the most recommended types of fish that are helpful for the DHA but that do not have mercury? Which fish are best to avoid?
We usually buy wild caught in the USA...
Appreciate your help. I think this would be the most meaningful change for me, since I’m low on DHA, to incorporate the right fish. Is once a week enough?

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Re: Best fish for max DHA and minimum mercury?

Postby grommet » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:34 am

Salmon (wild, not farmed), Mackerel, Sardines, Herring, and Trout are the top picks per this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hdVpzvLbYo

Caviar amplifies DHA in phospholipid form which supposedly is more beneficial for APOe4 carriers.
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Re: Best fish for max DHA and minimum mercury?

Postby TheresaB » Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:28 am

Dr Rhonda Patrick, a fellow ApoE4, is very fond of Salmon Roe as a preferred source of DHA. You can read more from her website:

https://www.foundmyfitness.com/topics/salmon-roe
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Re: Best fish for max DHA and minimum mercury?

Postby Anab » Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:47 am

Any particular brand of salmon roe?


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Re: Best fish for max DHA and minimum mercury?

Postby Family Tree Guy » Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:31 pm

Linduska wrote:I’m curious as to what are the most recommended types of fish that are helpful for the DHA but that do not have mercury? Which fish are best to avoid?
We usually buy wild caught in the USA...
Appreciate your help. I think this would be the most meaningful change for me, since I’m low on DHA, to incorporate the right fish. Is once a week enough?


A brand named SafeCatch actually tests every fish they use for mercury before canning them. You can find them on Amazon and I like their canned salmon quite a bit. Kind of a funny story that they were a startup with a fast mercury test and quickly found out that none of the big companies wanted to actually test all their fish for mercury, so these changed their business model.


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