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Alec Chesterton
Are Omega 3 Supplements as Good as Eating Fish?

Are Omega 3 Supplements as Good as Eating Fish?

Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for human health and can be found in various sources, including fish, nuts, and supplements.  But are omega-3 supplements are as good as eating fish? We'll explore the evidence below, including sustainability, purity and dosage, as key considerations. Eating Fish Vs Fish Oil One of the main arguments favouring omega-3s through fish consumption is that fish is a 'natural' source of these essential fatty acids. It is true that fish is a complete wholefood which also contains other nutrients, such as protein and vitamin D, which may benefit overall health. Most nutritionists conclude, however, that the...

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Cara Hayes
The Best Vegan Replacements for Cod Liver Oil

What's the Best Vegan Cod Liver Oil Alternative with Omega 3?

While cod liver oil has been prized for centuries for its health giving properties, it's popularity is on the wane. Concerns with overfishing and marine pollution, plus a growing population choosing plant-based diets mean vegan omega supplements are one of the fastest growing sectors in health. There are several options for vegans looking for a suitable alternative to cod liver oil, but which still provide the same fantastic health benefits. Most nutritionists would agree that the best option is an algae-based omega-3 supplement derived from microalgae, which are the primary source of omega-3s for fish. Algae-based omega-3 supplements are suitable for vegans and provide...

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Alec Chesterton
Can DHA Supplementation in Pregnancy Make Your Baby Smarter?

Can DHA Supplementation in Pregnancy Make Your Baby Smarter?

 DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid that has some pretty amazing health benefits when it comes to human nutrition. In fact, it's an essential component of breast milk and is found at an average concentration of about 0.32-0.35% of the total fatty acids. But here's the big question: can DHA make your baby smarter? It's been suggested that DHA supplements may improve cognitive function and intelligence in infants and children, which is why many pregnant women consider taking it during the prenatal period. In this article, we'll dive into the evidence to see if that's true and help...

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Alec Chesterton
What are the Best Sources of Omega 3 for Vegans?

What are the Best Sources of Omega 3 for Vegans?

The best source of Omega-3 fatty acids for vegans is algae-based supplements. This article will explore why algae reigns superior over other plant-based options and how you can incorporate it into a vegan diet for optimal health benefits. The Best Vegan Sources of Omega 3  While animal-based sources reign supreme in providing EPA and DHA, algae is the best source for vegans seeking optimal omega-3 intake. EPA and DHA are essential fatty acids that play crucial roles in various bodily functions. While the body can convert ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), a plant-based omega-3, into EPA and DHA, this conversion is inefficient, yielding minimal amounts...

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