Depending on EPA or DHA needs, echium seed and algae oils both offer significant, though different, benefits. Algae oil is rich in DHA whilst echium seed oil promotes EPA accumulation. If you have a chronic health condition, particularly one that is inflammatory based, echium seed oil might be more beneficial for you. Those looking to support optimal health or DHA needs during pregnancy and breastfeeding may wish to rely more heavily on algae oils. It is perfectly safe to take algae oil with echium seed so if you would like to ensure you are consuming some preformed long-chain omega-3 whilst optimising your EPA levels then you may wish to take the two together.
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