Organic Chia Seeds contain (ALA)
ALPHA-LINOLENIC ACID (ALA)
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) is an omega-3 essential fatty acid but it does not appear to have direct functions when feeding dogs and cats. However, there is evidence to suggest that it may contribute to a healthy water barrier. Additionally, ALA fatty acid is a precursor for Eicosapentaenoic and Docosahexaenoic acid (EPA/DHA); however ALA should not be relied upon for EPA/DHA since the conversion rate in dogs and cats is poor.
0.11g recommended allowance
0.2g recommended allowance
No established minimum or recommended allowance
0.05g recommended allowance
α-Linolenic Acid (ALA) is primarily found in seeds but can be found in some animal foods. Pasture raised meats will provide a higher ALA fatty acid profile in comparison to commercially farmed meats. However, the highest concentrations are found in seeds.