NutraCast: Challenging the status quo on preformed EPA/DHA

By Danielle Masterson

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NutraCast: Challenging the status quo on preformed EPA/DHA

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Geoff Palmer, CEO and Founder of Clean Machine, is a professional bodybuilder and credits his health to his vegan lifestyle – something he’s done since the mid 1980s. With three decades of experience in the natural foods and supplements industry under his belt, Palmer has spent many of those years exploring the world of omega nutrition. Through his research, he says the mainstream omega narrative isn’t correct and he’s challenging the status quo on preformed EPA/DHA.

“If you take ALA, the body will only convert as much DHA as it needs. So you'll allow the body to do this endogenous regulation by turning on and turning off these genes that produce the enzymes, so that the body has the exact amount of each one of these, for each specific tissue, for each type of person, for each health condition, for each age group, for each gender. There are different requirements and the body has this beautiful endogenous 5-step enzyme-controlled regulatory system to make sure you get the exact amount. And here we are as humans, just taking these arbitrary amounts in preformed, jumping way downstream and overloading the body with forms that it says, ‘wait a minute, I didn't create that–that's too much or too little.’  You create imbalances by putting preformed and EPA and DHA into the body. That's why the body has this system.

To hear more on Palmer’s theory and the research behind it, listen to the NutraCast.

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