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Omega-3 Index Challenge with DHA from Source-Omega

Hi Scott.
I know you don't give personal medical advice, but will answer questions.  I have a high cholesterol level (315) that was lowered to 260 within a few months of daily statin intake.  I am really hoping for a natural method to reduce my levels and allow me to stop taking statins.  Would it make a difference if I increased my Source-Omega/Pure One intake or would it have the same results as my current dosage of 4 per day? Thanks for everything!  Mike.

"Hi Mike, Thank you for the question.  You are doing everything right.  There is not much omega-3s can do for 'bad' cholesterol. It is important to keep Total Cholesterol below 250, for sure.  The next question is what is your ‘bad’/’good’ ratio.  Your ‘good’ cholesterol is raised by DHA after 3-6 months at 1200 mg DHA (4 per day), and we have measured this with several people.  Statins can lower both bad and good cholesterol, so keep an eye on the HDL, which should be above 55 in my opinion.  It is now being considered more important to have a high ‘good’ cholesterol because only the ‘good’ helps remove oxidized cholesterol from the arteries.  Lowering ‘Bad’ cholesterol can only slow the build up, reduce the risk of build-up, and cause side effects, but does not remove oxidized cholesterol.  Statins are important as an intervention, but I highly recommend not making them a lifelong drug.  I am certain DHA has lifelong benefits and recommend a minimum of 1 year to get full benefits in your cholesterol tests.  I have Flush-Free Niacin in stock to help with raising HDL, so I also recommend taking 1000 mg of vitamin B6, if you are not diabetic, as this may also help." -Dr Doughman

Scott,
Thanks so much for that information.  It is very helpful.  I will increase my b6 intake and monitor my levels on a regular basis.  I do know that I was at elevated levels of bad and decreased levels of good cholesterol.  Im looking forward to the results in a few months.  Thanks again!  Mike.

Clinical Evidence of Superior DHA Metabolism Uses

DR DHA (Dr Doughman, PhD lipidologist) is committed to your patients clinical solutions.
 
Dr Grant,
Thank you for contacting me. 
 
I’ll be working with you on 4 deliverables over the next weeks or months to support our patent pending product and use programs.
 
1) Certifying Omega-3 (DHA/EPA) Sufficiency and EFA panel by blood test.  I can help you get this going.
2) Giving a supply agreement minimum of 80 bottles per month for sales to at least get you to $20k/year profits with full support.
3) Giving a short FAQ list that will help answer the questions you and your clients will have, ppt, paters, podcast, websupport.
4) Minimum partnering efforts to develop your services in the athletics space to win with Dr. Alex the Iron-Doc.
 
You are asking good questions.  These have been answered in my review, i.e. 15% retroconversion DHA to EPA.  DHA is the only omega-3 you need as all other omega-3s are formed as needed by the body which knows what to do, even when getting slammed with EPA, which it must convert to DHA to remove from plasma and for accretive effects in tissues.  For example even if taking only EPA, the body regulates the process and stores the omega-3 mainly in the form of DHA.  Preformed DHA is a superior dosing strategy.  Did you know 80%-90% of all omega-3s in the body is a DHA?  DHA is the functional omega-3, EPA is the signaling omega-3, ALA is just good.
 
From our paper in submission: The human context for omega-3 oil formulations should consider human metabolism and comparisons to human tissue and body content (see Figure 1 above).
 
Figure 1: Percent fraction of EPA and DHA.  Fish oil versus microalgae oil are compared to the body (5% EPA/90% DHA) and brain (3% EPA/97% DHA) as tissue fractions of EPA and DHA.  Approximate similarities of microalgae oil to tissue levels are evident.
 
Clinical studies are now concluding significant benefits associated with DHA-rich microalgae oils versus DHA-poor fish oils (Sanders et al., 2006; Wijendran and Hayes, 2004; Geppert et al., 2006; Lloyd-Still et al., 2006; Wu et al., 2006; Stark et al., 2004; Erkkila et al., 2006).
 
Dr Scott Doughman
PhD Biochemist, Lipidologist 
President & Chief Scientist
SOURCE-OMEGA, LLC
Phone: 919-360-5275
Chapel Hill, NC
 
 
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SOURCE-OMEGA, LLC
 
Subject: DHA vs EPA
 
Hi Scott:
 
Have you ever run EFA assessments on people using just DHA?
EFA testing is one of our parameters on athletes and we frequently
see abysmal Omega 3 and Omega 6:3 ratios.
 
It would be interesting to see if DHA is adequately converted to EPA and how
it affected these levels?
 
I would appreciate the chance to chat with you about this. We are looking
for an EFA product to recommend /resell to our clients and I would
really love to have a algae based product to offer as long as I felt
comfortable leaving out [most] of the EPA.
 
When would be a good time to contact you.
Thanks 
Dr Grant