dha to epa ratio

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    Apr 14, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    Hey everyone,

    My nutritionist put me on a high DHA supplement (10 to 1 dha to epa, with 600 mg of DHA to 60 mg of EPA per serving) three times a day for triglycerides. But I am already taking 2-3 grams of good quality fish oil with a higher epa ratio. So is this type of combination going to negate the purpose of the higher DHA dosages?

    I asked my doctor about it, and he didn't seem to be concerned. (My nutritionist works out of my doctor's office though, so it's not likely they're going to contradict each other.) The high DHA stuff is pretty expensive, so I don't want to waste the benefits and worse, OD on anything.

    Any thoughts? Feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    Apr 14, 2011 10:26 PM GMT
    As I understand it, the body can easily make all the EPA it needs from DHA, but not vice versa. So, I take a fish oil supplement that has more DHA than EPA, because I figure my body can do what it needs to get what it needs.
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    Apr 15, 2011 10:37 AM GMT
    paradox saidAs I understand it, the body can easily make all the EPA it needs from DHA, but not vice versa. So, I take a fish oil supplement that has more DHA than EPA, because I figure my body can do what it needs to get what it needs.


    Thanks paradox, I did not know that... Do you buy certain brands? I've only found Nordic Naturals & Carlson Labs have similar products to the one I get from my nutritionist -- but they're all about equally expensive. icon_sad.gif
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    Apr 15, 2011 11:29 AM GMT
    I take the "ultra" fish oil from xtend-life:

    http://www.xtend-life.com/product.aspx
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    Apr 15, 2011 11:35 AM GMT
    I read a great book that talked about the benefits of fish oil and the EPA/DHA ratio. This product was recommended. It's much more affordable than anything from Nordic Naturals. It's high quality, too.

    http://www.vitacost.com/NSI-Mega-EFA-Omega-3-EPA-DHA-2-126-grams-per-serving-240-Softgels