Should you take DHA or EPA?
Getting your DHA from a fish source also means that you will get a lot of EPA along with the DHA.
EPA is another type of Omega 3 fatty acid. It's considered very helpful for those who want to protect themselves against heart disease. High doses of EPA are, however, not recommended for pregnant women, and some doctors advise against giving EPA supplements to young children for reasons having to do with early brain development9.
DHA and EPA bind to the same cell membrane receptors, meaning that they compete with each other. If EPA levels are high, it means DHA levels in cell membranes will be lower.10
Low DHA levels are known to have implications during pregnancy and onward throughout life. Since DHA is very important for cell membrane structure and plays a key role in brain and eye development it may be wise to give children higher levels of DHA than of EPA.10
With supplements like AlvoGenius you can now easily get all the DHA you need while keeping EPA levels low.10