Omega-3’s For Vegans

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There is overwhelming research showing the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids.  The best source is fatty fish and fish oil supplements.

Of course things get tricky if you’re vegan.  They are sometimes told to take flax seed or chia seed for their omega-3 intake.  The problem is that these sources only provide alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which still needs to be converted into EPA and DHA, like those found in fish oil.

Research has shown that the conversion rate is very small and our vegan friends need these omega-3 fats as much as we do.  If you know someone who is vegan, let them know there is now a algae based omega-3 supplement that provides EPA and DHA.

No fish were harmed in the process of making this supplement or this article.

Int J Vitam Nutr Res.

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