/Why are Omega-3s from plants (such as flaxseed oil) ineffective in most people?

Why are Omega-3s from plants (such as flaxseed oil) ineffective in most people?

Some people can convert EPA and DHA from ALA, but many cannot and therefore often times people may not receive the full benefits of omega-3s from only consuming plant based products. Even for people who can convert ALA into EPA and DHA, the conversion rate is very small. Only 5% of ALA can be synthesized to EPA. Less than 0.5% of ALA can be synthesized to DHA.

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