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Fish Oil FAQs - Outsourcing ALA conversion to EPA/DHA

Fish Oil FAQs - Outsourcing ALA conversion to EPA/DHA

These FAQs helped me put 2 and 2 together. I knew that eating flax, chia seeds, hemp etc was bad for you because they were ALA's. ALAs are bad because it puts extra work on your body to convert that ALA to EPA/DHA, more work than is worth it. What clicked for me was the "work" being put on your body was causing more inflammation.  Learning how animals and fish create omega-3's made me realize we get to "outsource" the conversion of ALA's to EPA/DHA to fish and animals.

FAQs from Whole9 Life

Q:  Where do Omega-3 fatty acids come from?

A:  Omega-3 fatty acids are found in the green leaves of..