Omega 3 - Please split EPA DHA!

Hey there, I had been eating chia seeds and I was happily watching my Omega 3 levels reach the targets on my chronometer app. After 1 year of false satisfaction I have learned that chia seeds actually have almost none of the necessary EPA & DHA and I was fooling my self.

Please extend Omega 3 to include EPA & DHA sub-levels?

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  • Please! ❤❤❤

  • Yes please add this option

  • When we have enough valid data available for any nutrient we do not currently track we will add it as an option. Unfortunately, we don't have the data for any further breakdown of Omega 3 from our primary sources for our database. We do not analyse nutrients here at Cronometer, therefore we must rely upon these sources for our database.
    You can learn more about from where we source our nutrient data, in our User Manual article: Data Sources

    Hilary
    cronometer.com
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  • Hilary- as you know many people include supplements in Cronometer which is an area where EPA & DHA is often differentiated. I would definitely pay for this feature (along with differentiation of vitamin K types)

  • I guess I'll throw my 2¢ in and say that I would really appreciate and pay for this too. The very article linked to this about how important the differences are with DHA/EPA is over ALA, so even without primary sources of specific food, there's plenty of supplements that break it down. I eat a lot of flaxseed, and I thought I was getting all of my omega 3s before I realized the difference.

  • Yes! Please! ✨🙏✨

  • Splitting EPA vs DHA would be great!

  • In the meantime, how about just splitting dietary (non-supplement) Omega-3 into plant versus non-plant (or seafood) sources? That alone would give a general indication to help a person track their intake a little better. Thanks.

  • edited March 8

    Today, March 2022, I would like to add my support to the original EPA/DHA feature request of 2018 by fellow user, dmskn.

    Many supporters of this request have pointed out the overwhelming nutritional value of EPA/DHA over ALA in Omega 3 and so this is a very very important request. For most, the ALA component is next to useless, not entirely, but next to it.

    What I do now is to hack my plant based Omega 3 food sources to ZERO Omega 3 and leave my EPA/DHA sources alone. It's a mildly tedious workaround, but now almost all of my Omega 3 tracking is mostly EPA/DHA.

  • I would also like to see the EPA/DHA feature request of 2018 by fellow user, dmskn.

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