Wednesday, 14 September 2016

The Critical Differences Between Omega-3 Fats From Plants and Marine Animals

The Critical Differences Between Omega 3 Fats From Plants And Marine Animals

Here's an explanation of the Omega 3 supply of plants versus marine animals.  It is interesting that the Omega 3 that plants supply cannot be converted by the body whereas that found in marine animals can.
  • Omega-3 from plant sources do not provide the same benefits as that from marine animals, as the omega-3 found in plants can’t be converted by your body into the omega-3 you find in marine oils
  • ALA is a precursor to EPA and DHA. However the conversion rate is extremely small, so you cannot eat enough plant-based omega-3 to achieve healthy levels of EPA and DHA
  • Short-chain fatty acids like ALA are a source of energy, while the long-chain fatty acids DHA and EPA are structural elements that actually make up your cells

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