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 Post subject: DHA supplements
PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 7:59 pm 
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i take a daily DHA supplement but awhile back i was reading through Vegan for Her and wondering if I should add one that has either (i forget now) ALA or EPA.

what do people take?

is just taking a DHA supplemtn good enough or should i add the EPA or ALA or whatever?

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 Post subject: Re: DHA supplements
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 12:07 pm 
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I take the Deva DHA EPA recommended by Ginny Messina and a flax seed supplement for ALA (as well as tossing whole flax in my weekday smoothie to get ground up).

Ginny (like we're on a first name basis?) wrote up a quick primer on Omega-3s here:

http://www.theveganrd.com/2012/01/omega-3-fats-in-vegan-diets-a-quick-primer.html


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 Post subject: Re: DHA supplements
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 1:32 pm 
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thanks for the link!

looks like i am missing a source of ALA. i dont really ever eat flax anything. i do occasionally eat walnuts.

i guess im off to find an ALA supplement. or maybe i should start drinking my smoothies with chia again.

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 Post subject: Re: DHA supplements
PostPosted: Tue May 20, 2014 2:42 pm 
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blood tests are one of the tools I use to track results of dietary experiments. on my next round of testing, I plan on adding an "omega score" test to see where my levels are.

I already eat walnuts, beans, tofu, cauliflower and winter squash - but if my results come back low I plan on supplementing with chia seeds because i'm a bit OCD about avoiding certain oils - flax being one of them.

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thanks for the link!

looks like i am missing a source of ALA. i dont really ever eat flax anything. i do occasionally eat walnuts.

i guess im off to find an ALA supplement. or maybe i should start drinking my smoothies with chia again.

thanks!

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