In this Article
- What other names is Alpha-linolenic Acid known by?
- What is Alpha-linolenic Acid?
- How does Alpha-linolenic Acid work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Alpha-linolenic Acid.
Do not use alpha-linolenic acid in amounts larger than found in foods if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You have high blood triglyceride levels.
- You have prostate cancer or are at high risk for prostate cancer (e.g., father or brother with prostate cancer).
- For prevention of coronary heart disease and related events like chest pain or a heart attack: approximately 1.2-2 grams per day from dietary sources seems to be associated with the greatest benefit.
- For prevention of a second heart attack or other second event in people with coronary heart disease: approximately 1.6 grams per day as part of a Mediterranean diet appears to be beneficial.
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