AKN / Fatty Acids / Omega-3 Fatty Acids

What is alpha-linolenic acid? 
Alpha-linolenic acid is a type of essential fatty acid. (1)

EPA and DHA are better absorbed compared to ALA plant-based. (1)

The human body can convert ALA into small amounts of DHA and EPA.  (1)

What contains alpha-linolenic acid? 
plant oils (1)
walnuts (video at 4:45)
chia seeds
flax seeds

What is the RDA for alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)? 
On average, men should consume 1.6 grams of ALA per day and women 1.1 grams (1)

1. https://www.webmd.com/diet/foods-high-in-omega-3