Do Vegans Need DHA Supplements?

Do Vegans Need DHA Supplements?

DO VEGANS NEED DHA SUPPLEMENTS? Today we look at credible research around omega 3 fatty acids, and get down and dirty about the risks and benefits of DHA. Taking a supplement should never be done casually or on a “just in case” basis. Supplements are not without risks. How did DHA become an issue of concern to some vegans? Is there an unethical agenda behind the push to get vegans to supplement with DHA? Watch the video to find out the answer to this question. Hint: it’s yes! 🙂


“Adequate Intake” definition:

Total Fat Intake Modifies Plasma Fatty Acid Composition in Humans

All About Omega 3 Fatty Acids (from a dietitian):

DHA supplementation improved both memory and reaction time in healthy young adults: a randomized controlled trial

Omega 3 fatty acid for the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia (2012)

Omega‐3 fatty acids for the treatment of dementia (2016)

NIH study shows no benefit of omega-3 or other nutritional supplements for cognitive decline

A high percentage of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood is linked to an increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

Study confirms link between high blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids and increased risk of aggressive prostate cancer

n-3 Fatty acids and prostate cancer risk

Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk in the SELECT Trial

Fatty acid composition of plasma phospholipids and risk of prostate cancer in a case-control analysis nested within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition.

Circulating Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer Risk: Individual Participant Meta-Analysis of Prospective Studies

NIH: Omega-3 Supplements: In Depth

Meta-Analysis of Long-Chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (LCω-3PUFA) and Prostate Cancer

EPA/DHA Trade Group GOED

Contract Research Organization

Dr. Greger’s DHA Video

Long-Chain Omega-3 Fatty Acids Improve Brain Function and Structure in Older Adults

Dr. Greger is “Partner” With Dr. Fuhrman

About Clean copy:

Brain Health across the Lifespan: A Systematic Review on the Role of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplements

Prevention of Dementia

Epidemiology, pathology, and pathogenesis of Alzheimer disease

Dietary intake and status of n–3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in a population of fish-eating and non-fish-eating meat-eaters, vegetarians, and vegans and the precursor-product ratio of α-linolenic acid to long-chain n–3 polyunsaturated fatty acids: results from the EPIC-Norfolk cohort

DHA status of vegetarians

Dr. Fuhrman’s 2012 DHA Protect page

Dr. Fuhrman Promotes Noni Juice

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