Chimichanga wrote: GeoffreyLevens wrote:
Is 58-59 elderly? That is when I became very symptomatic of EFA deficiency, which all cleared up when I added a DHA source (extracted from algae)
Thanks for the info. You said you only take DHA? HOw many soft gels per day? One doesn't need EPA?? How long it took for you to notice a difference?
I take one soft gel or however many drops to equal about 200 mg. DHA easily converts to EPA as needed in the body (unlike ALA to either of those). Taking EPA as well is fine, just not high dose as it starts to get mildly immune suppressing (that can be useful in early stages of recovering from autoimmune diseases though).
I started w/ double dosing DHA and added flax and other seeds as well. Took a couple couple months to really be sure things were correcting, maybe 6 months to stabilize at better level. I had increasing sinus allergies, joint pain, insanely dry and itchy skin and dandruff like Frosty the Snowman. Plus strange rashes and sores that lingered and refused to heal. Pretty much all good now...