Category Archives: Algal DHA

Docosahexaenoic Acid Improves Cognition

A number of fatty acids from the omega 3 family are essential to health. Deficiencies of these fatty acids can lead to a number of clinically relevant symptoms including inflammation and cognitive decline. Generally the Western diet is deficient in … Continue reading

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Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Depression

Animals cannot synthesise some of the omega 3 fatty acids they require for correct metabolic function. These fats are therefore essential and must be supplied in the diet, in a similar way that vitamins must be supplied in the diet. … Continue reading

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Krill Oil, Versus Fish Oil, Versus Algal Oil: Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 fats cannot be synthesised by humans, but must be obtained from the diet. Research shows that the omega-3 intake of those people living in developed countries is too low. A number of diseases have been reported to result from … Continue reading

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Fish Oils Versus Algal Oils

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Omega 3 Fats Against Depression?

Omega 3 fats are a group of polyunsaturated fatty acids that have their first double bond 3 carbon atoms away from their methyl end. This group of fats includes the important essential dietary fat alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) … Continue reading

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Long Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (DHA and EPA)

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Long Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids From Krill Oil

Fish oils are a good source of the long chain fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5 (n-3)) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)). These fatty acids feed into the omega-3 fatty acid pathway where they provide substrates for the production … Continue reading

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Algal DHA Versus Fish Oils

Fish oils are good source of the long chain fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, C20:5 (n-3)) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, C22:6 (n-3)). These long chain fatty acid feed into the omega-3 pathway, of which alpha linolenic acid (ALA, C18:3 (n-3)) … Continue reading

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Algal DHA Versus Fish DHA and EPA

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