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Old 03-10-2010, 08:53 PM   #11
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Actually, from what I've seen in the research, EPA appears to be the complete culprit behind the "negatives" associated with fish oil (bleeding times, immune suppression, look it up), while the body seems to have no problem converting DHA to EPA as necessary.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:43 PM   #12
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I thought it was EPA that was responsible for the anti-inflammatory benefits of fish oil? I thought DHA was just a bonus as it's good for the brain. Maybe it was Barry Sears who said EPA is highly anti-inflammatory...but that guy is also full of it so....
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:59 PM   #13
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There is actually a lot of info out there on DHA being the anti-inflammatory and not the EPA...that is indeed some food for thought...I would also like to ask Robb about this. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:33 PM   #14
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For those still interested in this question, especially the OP, I asked Robb this question and he answered it in the latest podcast. First question, first answer, episode 20.
For those who don't want to listen the short was that EPAs immune supressing effects are actually in a good way and stop the body from over reacting to every little thing and thus creating less inflammation, but not compromising the immune system in an way. Regarding the DHA from algae he said it is a total and viable option if you are worried about pesticides.
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