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Omega 3 substitutes if allergic to all types of Fish?

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Created January 12, 2011 at 8:53 PM

I have an athlete that is allergic to ALL types of Fish. What can she substitute for fish oil?

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on January 13, 2011
at 10:15 PM

OK, so doesn't have the same problem that many non-animal sources, like flaxseed, have, which is: all ALA, no DHA/EPA (I know that the conversion from ALA is inefficient).

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on January 13, 2011
at 08:15 PM

If I recall correctly, it's all DHA, which the body can convert to EPA.

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on January 13, 2011
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Cynarin, what is the ALA/DHA/EPA breakdown like for algae, do you know?

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I knew there was a similar thread, just found it: http://paleohacks.com/questions/12898/i-hate-fish-is-tuna-enough Might be helpful.

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on January 13, 2011
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Krill oil maybe?

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1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on January 12, 2011
at 08:59 PM

Robb Wolf recommends algae supplements for those who can't do fish oil.

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on January 13, 2011
at 08:15 PM

If I recall correctly, it's all DHA, which the body can convert to EPA.

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on January 13, 2011
at 07:19 PM

Cynarin, what is the ALA/DHA/EPA breakdown like for algae, do you know?

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on January 13, 2011
at 10:15 PM

OK, so doesn't have the same problem that many non-animal sources, like flaxseed, have, which is: all ALA, no DHA/EPA (I know that the conversion from ALA is inefficient).

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on January 13, 2011
at 10:50 AM

Reduce n-6 by avoiding veg oils, processed food. Favor grass-fed beef and lamb. Consider n-3 eggs.

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on February 27, 2011
at 08:18 PM

I have heard of Flax seed being a very good substitute, they sell it at most vitamin shops. and even local pharmacies!

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on January 12, 2011
at 09:00 PM

I think the molecularly distilled fish oils don't contain much in the way of fish. If the allergic reaction is anaphylactic shock, then I wouldn't experiment, but if it's like my nightshade allergy where it just makes me itchy a few hours later, then she ought to try a good quality fish or cod liver oil like Barleans or Spectrum. Alternately, she could just eat a lot of grass-fed ruminant flesh and attempt to remove omega 6 from her diet.

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