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Algal and Fungal Oils (DHA and ARA)

You’ve seen the story:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=594&e=1&u=/nm/20050510/hl_nm/preemies_fattyacids_dc

My question is: do we need to switch to these types of oils?

Please chime in nutrition experts.

The article leaves a lot to be desired, like what kind of algea and fungi were used. Also, does that which applies to pre-term infants aply to weight lifting adults. Missapplication of data is the basis of the whole NO2 craze. I’m not trying to be a killjoy, just skeptical. Actualy, I like gathering wild mushrooms(fungi) for food, but without some valid and consistent data backing it up, The only health benefits I can atribute to them is the walk in the woods required to get them.