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Are the omega-3's being added to baby formula coming from fish oil or from other sources? If not from fish, what is it coming from?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Several sources
Ala (the main omega 3 in human milk) is mainly derived from vegatable oils; corn, safflower, soy.
Dha will generally come from egg yolks, fish oil, algae or fungi. See an interesting explanation @ www.Flaxcouncil.Ca/english/pdf/ff_omega_r3.Pdf.

In brief: Several sources
Ala (the main omega 3 in human milk) is mainly derived from vegatable oils; corn, safflower, soy.
Dha will generally come from egg yolks, fish oil, algae or fungi. See an interesting explanation @ www.Flaxcouncil.Ca/english/pdf/ff_omega_r3.Pdf.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Algae
The dha (docosahexanoic acid) comes from algae.
It is manufactured by martek. The ara (arachidonic acid) comes from mortierella alpina, a fungus. Martek is now part of dsm.

In brief: Algae
The dha (docosahexanoic acid) comes from algae.
It is manufactured by martek. The ara (arachidonic acid) comes from mortierella alpina, a fungus. Martek is now part of dsm.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Other sources
99% of organic baby formulas use a dha/ara additive that is obtained using a controversial extraction method that uses a potential neurotoxin called hexane.
The omega 3-s are extracted from laboratory grown algae and fungi. The center for media and democracy recently ran an article on this: http://www.Prwatch.Org/news/2012/02/11301/spinning-suspect-ingredients-baby-formula. See www.Cornucopia.Org.

In brief: Other sources
99% of organic baby formulas use a dha/ara additive that is obtained using a controversial extraction method that uses a potential neurotoxin called hexane.
The omega 3-s are extracted from laboratory grown algae and fungi. The center for media and democracy recently ran an article on this: http://www.Prwatch.Org/news/2012/02/11301/spinning-suspect-ingredients-baby-formula. See www.Cornucopia.Org.
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