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Re: Shawn, are you confusing DHA with DHEA? Shawn. T.

Posted by Ron Hill on July 9, 2002, at 19:32:47

In reply to High dose fish oil relieves stress..., posted by Shawn. T. on July 9, 2002, at 18:18:19

Hi Shawn,

One of us is confused. Is it me or you? As I understand it, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is an omega-3 fatty acid found in high concentrations in fish oil. On the other hand, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is in the steroid family (I think) and not found in fish oil.

If this is a boo-boo on your part, don't feel bad. I make mistakes all the time. If on the other hand, you have read somewhere that fish oil does indeed contain significant quantities of DHEA, then please let me know the source of the information.

Thanks for posting. I found the abstract on DHEA worthwhile (for reasons other than fish oil).

-- Ron

P.S. A couple of days ago I began to take 2 g/day of EPA/DHA in a natural fish oil form. I'm very pleased so far. I'm glad Barbcat posted her experience with it, since it was her post that prompted me to give it a trial.
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>They are not like normal fats, and do not cause weight gain. DHEA, the main ingredient in fish oil, has been shown to be good for your heart as well as your brain.

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> Cortisol, the stress hormone, is reduced by DHEA. This is because DHEA is a precursor to androgens, which reduce cortisol levels in the bloodstream. DHEA is found in fish oil.
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> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=9264158&dopt=Abstract


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