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Optimal DHA&EPA dosage/ratio?

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#1 John250

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Posted 08 October 2018 - 08:09 PM


There are so many conflicting studies on the optimal ratio between the two. DHA is linked to more neuroprotective and cognitive benefits where EPA is linked more to inflammation one lipids. Then some studies say algal derived omegas are better:

http://atlaschiropra...DHA-Omega-3.pdf

But then that’s contradicted here:

https://nutritionand...2986-017-0218-y


If the overall goal is neuroprotection and reduction of oxidative stress what amounts, ratio and brand would you recommend? Thanks

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 05:13 PM

4:1 DHA:EPA. It's easier for the body to convert DHA to EPA than vice versa. EPA > DHA is preferred when treating depression, but even vitamin D + magnesium is usually better.

Add vitamin E (2 IU/g) and iodine/iodide (1,000 mcg/g) when taking PUFAs.

Doctor's Best DHA 500 and Nature's Way Mega-DHA are good.

Edited by baccheion, 03 November 2018 - 05:16 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 08:00 PM

4:1 DHA:EPA. It's easier for the body to convert DHA to EPA than vice versa. EPA > DHA is preferred when treating depression, but even vitamin D + magnesium is usually better.

Add vitamin E (2 IU/g) and iodine/iodide (1,000 mcg/g) when taking PUFAs.

Doctor's Best DHA 500 and Nature's Way Mega-DHA are good.


That’s what I read is well but then again I read the American diet typically has too much omega 6

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 06:10 AM

That’s what I read is well but then again I read the American diet typically has too much omega 6

Balancing omega-6:omega-3 is the main reason to supplement fish oil. For most other things, there are better approaches/supplements. That is, you could also lower omega-6 intake.

Edited by baccheion, 04 November 2018 - 06:11 AM.

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