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Old 09-26-2011, 10:40 AM   #8
Rebecca Roth
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Re: diet help. omega 3:6

Originally Posted by Mark Davis View Post
Good link above. You can also add ground flax seed to just about anything.
Flax does technically contain Omega 3 in the form of ALA, but that has to be converted by your body into EPA, which is an incredibly inefficient process and can be blocked from completion quite easily. This means the amount of inflammation introduced in order to perform the conversion, is barely outweighed by the tiny amount of EPA that will be created.

Lyle Mcdonald on ALA/EPA/DHA (wfs page, not sure about site)
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