Invest in ME Conference 12: First Class in Every Way
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is there a vegetarian source of EPA?

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by ebethc, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

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    I've been taking DHA sourced from algae the past couple of days and it's been a big help w inflammation. I'm not a vegetarian in general, but the vegetarian DHA is much easier for my body to process.

    Is there a vegetarian source of EPA? Is it okay to take DHA alone? What does EPA do vs DHA?

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  2. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    Yes, you can get algal EPA. I don't know what country you're in so don't know what brands to suggest. I take a combined EPA and DHA algal supplement, although it has more DHA than EPA, and I think that the reverse is supposed to be better.

    There is info about both here, but annoyingly they use the term 'fish oil' even though they include reference to algal sources.
     
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    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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