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vegetapower
08-13-2005, 10:28 AM
I know ala is a precursor to epa/dha but does it have any benefits on its own?

Shao-LiN
08-13-2005, 11:37 AM
Just a nice source of omega 3, but the benefit from it is because it is a precursor, I believe.

manowar669
08-16-2005, 03:38 AM
No.

PowerManDL
08-16-2005, 12:49 PM
ALA as in alpha lipoic acid is not a precursor to EPA/DHA.

Alpha Linoleic Acid is, but that's a whole 'nother compound.

Bruise Brubaker
08-16-2005, 05:10 PM
Abbreviations do not have copyrights...

ALA can refer both to alpha linolenic (not linoleic) acid and to alpha lipoid acid.

Shao-LiN
08-16-2005, 05:24 PM
Pretty sure he meant the fatty acid and not Lipoic Acid.

PowerManDL
08-16-2005, 07:22 PM
In this forum it's better to not assume the person in question has a clue.

obmuscle
08-16-2005, 08:55 PM
I think ALA has some benefits to bodybuilding, but it has to be consumed in larger dosage than what appears on the back of the bottle.

Here's some info: http://www.teenbodybuilding.com/derek30.htm

Shao-LiN
08-16-2005, 08:58 PM
Point proven, PowerMan.

Shao-LiN
08-16-2005, 08:58 PM
I think ALA has some benefits to bodybuilding, but it has to be consumed in larger dosage than what appears on the back of the bottle.

Here's some info: http://www.teenbodybuilding.com/derek30.htm

Just so you know, the original poster was speaking about Alpha Linoleic Acid, not Alpha Lipoic Acid.

obmuscle
08-16-2005, 09:10 PM
Oops my bad.