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From: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN (novick.vegsource.com)
Subject:         Re: DHL to ALA?
Date: August 28, 2009 at 11:35 am PST

In Reply to: DHL to ALA? posted by C. Dove on August 12, 2009 at 2:31 pm:

>>are there enzyme systems that will convert DHA to ALA if the body needs it?

I don't know nor could I find anything to indicate this was true. The body does have the ability to convert DHA to EPA but I could not find evidence of converting DHA to ALA or EPA to ALA.

If anyone else knows of any, please post the data.

>>And does ALA by itself benefit us or is it just a foundation on which EPA and DHA are built?

Both.

In Health
Jeff

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