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(I meant ALA not APA lol) Any thoughts or studies on this? I know walnuts and flax among other things contain fatty acids, but apparently no DHA, our bodies have to convert it, which isn't the most efficient thing in the world.

Does anyone take DHA supplements or anything like that?
 

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Fish oil is the most touted source of DHA omega 3, but the algae they eat is even better for it-without the mercury! Deva has algeal DHA.
I'm no authority, but from my research, the ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 is most important in how ALA is processed into DHA.

Okay, this was unexpected! I googled it and found a link supported by vitalchoice fish and organics!, which surprisingly shows how veg*ns has higher levels!
http://newsletter.vitalchoice.com/e_....cfm?x=b11,0,w
 

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I am based in the UK and have taken an algal DHA supplement called Cerebrum for many years now. I have not found any way of naturally incorporating enough DHA into my diet and my understanding is that DHA is harder to convert from ALA than EPA so I play safe. The article I saved a number of years ago from the Veg Society UK is no longer available on their website but I have seen it reproduced on a number of other sites so I am putting a link to one of them here. I have found it explains the process quite well. http://www.suma.coop/resources/info-...a-3-fats/#hide
 
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