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Graeme L. Close, Craig Sale, Keith Baar and Stephane Bermon

900-mg docosahexaenoic acid) to permit detectable increases in muscle n-3 PUFA lipid composition ( McGlory et al., 2014 ). This level of n-3 PUFA supplementation is far in excess of what would be consumed in a typical diet and much greater than most suggested supplement regimes. Given that it is not

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Dana M. Lis, Daniel Kings and D. Enette Larson-Meyer

acid and docosahexaenoic acid). In additionally, docosahexaenoic acid–rich microalgae supplements may be of interest to vegetarian athletes ( Melina et al., 2016 ). Micronutrients A well-balanced vegetarian diet provides an abundance of nutrients including vitamins A, C, E, and K; folate; potassium

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Romain Meeusen and Lieselot Decroix

intercellular signaling events, and therefore positively influence synaptic function. Many clinical and animal studies demonstrate the importance of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFA) in neural development and neurodegeneration. Omega-3 fatty acids such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are involved in

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Eric S. Rawson, Mary P. Miles and D. Enette Larson-Meyer

, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), supplements have been studied for their effects on brain and cardiovascular health, muscular performance, and recovery from injury (reviewed in Barrett et al., 2014 ; Erdman et al., 2011 ; Jeromson et al., 2015 ; Mickleborough, 2013 ; Tipton, 2015

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Tom Clifford

Nutrition, 6 ( 1 ), 13 . doi:10.1186/1550-2783-6-13 Corder , K.E. , Newsham , K.R. , McDaniel , J.L. , Ezekiel , U.R. , & Weiss , E.P. ( 2016 ). Effects of short-term docosahexaenoic acid supplementation on markers of inflammation after eccentric strength exercise in women . Journal of Sports

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survey. We assessed vitamin D status (serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D]), serum free fatty acids (arachidonic acid [AA], eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA], docosahexaenoic acid [DHA] and EPA/AA ratio), type I collagen cross-linked N-telopeptide (NTX), dietary intake (energy, protein, carbohydrate, calcium