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DHA

Postby Koa » Sun Sep 25, 2011 4:57 pm

Hi,

where do you get your DHA from? Any supplement recommendations (also for children)?

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Re: DHA

Postby thestoatyone » Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:07 pm

I've got some seaweed based capsules I got from H&B (uk health food chain) in my drawer at work and pop one from time to time. That's about all I worry about it to be honest, don't think it's a massive issue.
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Re: DHA

Postby Linnéa76 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:43 pm

Linseed oil, walnuts and rape oil are good sources of ALA :arrow: DHA.
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Re: DHA

Postby Fallen_Horse » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:06 am

Not sure if it's cheap or available in the UK, but I get mine here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004LL7AXE
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Re: DHA

Postby Koa » Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:37 am

Linnéa76 wrote:Linseed oil, walnuts and rape oil are good sources of ALA :arrow: DHA.


I thought the conversion of ALA to DHA was not very efficient?
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Re: DHA

Postby vegimator » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:03 am

Koa wrote:
Linnéa76 wrote:Linseed oil, walnuts and rape oil are good sources of ALA :arrow: DHA.


I thought the conversion of ALA to DHA was not very efficient?


The science is mixed on whether or not the conversion rate is sufficient if you balance your omega 3s and 6s. I say it doesn't hurt to have the insurance. I last bought the New Harvest 600 mg of just epa stuff, but Fallenhorse's suggestion looks to be possibly better value.
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Re: DHA

Postby Talyn » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:05 am

I take V-pure epa/dha capsules along with plently of flaxseed oil.
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Re: DHA

Postby xrodolfox » Mon Sep 26, 2011 1:55 pm

My kids drink SILK DHA-Enhanced.
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Re: DHA

Postby Fallen_Horse » Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:15 pm

xrodolfox wrote:My kids drink SILK DHA-Enhanced.


Depending on how much they drink, you may still want to consider a bi-weely or maybe weekly supplement. Each 8oz of Silk DHA gives you 32mg of DHA, while a pill (take mine, for example) will give you 320mg, so 10 times the amount. Sure it costs more, and pills are no fun, but it's just something to consider.... :)
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Re: DHA

Postby Koa » Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:47 pm

I guess the children are may main concern. I haven't found any pills that children would swallow, at least not ours at 5 and 3 years of age. The silk-DHA looks good although I haven't seen it here yet.

Any opinions on Dr Udo's Omega 3+DHA? I could mix that into the food for the children.

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B004D2QTYW/ref=s9_simh_gw_p121_d0_g121_i1?pf_rd_m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1Z1EB579X7E6BKK5H2F4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=463375173&pf_rd_i=301128

BTW, we are taking freshly ground flax seed and flax oil already (the children as well).
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Re: DHA

Postby Linnéa76 » Mon Sep 26, 2011 7:42 pm

vegimator wrote:
Koa wrote:
Linnéa76 wrote:Linseed oil, walnuts and rape oil are good sources of ALA :arrow: DHA.


I thought the conversion of ALA to DHA was not very efficient?


The science is mixed on whether or not the conversion rate is sufficient if you balance your omega 3s and 6s. I say it doesn't hurt to have the insurance. I last bought the New Harvest 600 mg of just epa stuff, but Fallenhorse's suggestion looks to be possibly better value.


From what I've seen, short-term studies on vegans who recently started taking linseed oil seemed to indicate poor conversion of ALA to DHA. But then a few studies where made on people who had been using linseed oil for a longer time, and they had normal blood levels of DHA. As with everything else, it's probably individual how well you convert. Like vegimator says omega 6 has an impact and most people get too much of it. Sunflower oil especially should be avoided completely.
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Re: DHA

Postby vegimator » Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:20 pm

Koa wrote:I guess the children are may main concern. I haven't found any pills that children would swallow, at least not ours at 5 and 3 years of age. The silk-DHA looks good although I haven't seen it here yet.

Any opinions on Dr Udo's Omega 3+DHA? I could mix that into the food for the children.

http://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B004D2QTYW/ref=s9_simh_gw_p121_d0_g121_i1?pf_rd_m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1Z1EB579X7E6BKK5H2F4&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=463375173&pf_rd_i=301128

BTW, we are taking freshly ground flax seed and flax oil already (the children as well).


I like that stuff. Again, it's not an enormous amount of dha they add, but if you use it daily (or almost daily) in cold food uses that are consumed relatively quickly (such as sald dressing, hummus, other dips that don't get heated after the oil is added), it's totally useful, if more for the ALA than DHA. Just be careful that you use it quickly as all omega-3 oils oxidize relatively rapidly even in cold, dark storage. Omega 3 oxidation products are free radicals and free radicals have been linked to all kinds of cancer and degenerative diseases.
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Re: DHA

Postby Koa » Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:40 am

Thanks for the replies. Just ordered a few bottles of that Udo stuff.

I think we should be going through it quickly considering there are four of us using it + the baby gets it via the breast milk.
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Re: DHA

Postby Lordmuppet » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:42 pm

wasn't there already a thread on this?
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Re: DHA

Postby Lordmuppet » Tue Sep 27, 2011 2:44 pm

Talyn wrote:I take V-pure epa/dha capsules along with plently of flaxseed oil.


to repeat from the other thread. I take these also and if they are still doing the 3 for 2 deal they are the cheapest UK option
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