Omega-3 fatty acids are important factors in ensuring cardiovascular health, cognitive function and more. Fish oil is often the term used when referring to DHA and EPA, two essential omega-3 fatty acids. Linseed oil on the other hand contains ALA another omega-3 fatty acid that is a precursor to DHA & EPA. So is either superior?


  •         EPA & DHA are preformed and readily usable by the body once absorbed
  •         ALA however requires conversion to EPA & DHA and the human body has limited capability to do so, estimated at between 0-20%

Therefore, fish oil would be the preferred option of meeting the American Heart Association’s recommendation of 1g/day of EPA and DHA.


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