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Alpha Linolenic Acid

ALA is beneficial for hair health.

Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is an essential fatty acid. The recommended dosage of ALA is 1.2-2 g/day (from dietary sources) for healthy hair. If taking a nutritional supplement of alpha linolenic acid, experts recommend 4000 mg/day combination of fish or flaxseed oil with evening primrose or borage oil that contains 200 mg of GLA. 40, 222

Dietary Sources of Alpha Linolenic Acid

  • Fatty fish (e.g., salmon, tuna, sardines) 2
  • Pumpkin seeds 2
  • Soybeans 2
  • Walnut oil 2, 223

Dietary Sources of Alpha Linolenic Acid

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Also known as omega-3 fatty acids, ALA, and linolenic acid.
Also recommended for topical use.