I’m glad you enjoyed the article. Are you aware that seafood obtain their DHA and EPA by eating algae? It’s the same thing. Check out this 2109 publication on sources of DHA and EPA:

Omega-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, EPA and DHA: Bridging the Gap between Supply and Demand

“While a very recent study has revealed that n-3 PUFA can be synthesised de novo in some marine invertebrates [17], the vast majority is produced at the base of the marine food web in marine microbes, including predominantly microalgae [18], whereas terrestrial plants do not produce EPA or DHA [19].”

Happy to help clear up any confusion if you send me the source of you perception that algae have different fatty acids than seafood.


Chana Davis, PhD

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Scientist (PhD Genetics @Stanford) * Mother * Passionate about science-based healthy choices * Lifelong learner * Founder: Fueled by Science

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