Flax or Fish Oil

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  1. QuePuto

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    what up....

    Ok I've been reading a lot about both fish and flaxseed... their benefits and what not. It goes back and forth saying flax is better...and fish is better...

    In your experience's what do you like better fish or flax... both health and cutting results.
     
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    take both
     
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    fish is higher omega 3 levels

    flax is more balanced 3,6,9
     
  4. QuePuto

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    taking both at same time or alternate it....
     
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    Like christophers said if you HAVE to pick one make it Fish Oil, if not take both.
     
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    what about them fish burpss
     
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    take em before bed
     
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    or freeze them
     
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    The ones I get have this special coating on them so they don't completely disolve until they reach the lower intestine (supposidly). I forget the name of the coating, but I got this big bottle of them at Sam's Club.

    Although I never had any fish stank from the uncoated capsules.
     
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    I get the enteric coated ones at Sam's Club, too. :bigthumb:
     
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    the enteric coating smells kinda like marshmallows :hs:

    but i buy the omega complex from Sam's club:

    Borage, Flax, Fish, and Safflower Oils all in one capsule :bigthumb:

    I take two in the morning and two before bed, i usually get one or two fish burps about 30 minutes after taking em :dunno:
     
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    Sam's club eh... damn pay for another membership....hmmm
     
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    Been on Fish oil for almost a month now and have yet to get these "fish burps" :dunno:
     
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    Im new to this fish/flax stuff...how is this for the good balance of intake...

    take 6 fish gelcaps and 6 flax caps daily... too little too much.
     
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    Flax Seed Benefits vs. Fish Oil Benefits

    Flax seed oil benefits are numerous, and as such flax seed has been recommended in recent years as an essential part of a healthy diet. However, new evidence has emerged that although flaxseed is important, fish oil might be an even better source of Omega-3 fatty acids.
    What are flax seed oil benefits and how can it help you?

    Flax seed, also known as linseed, is an ancient crop that has been harvested all over the world. Its therapeutic properties have long been touted, as ancient peoples used it to soothe abdominal pains and aid digestion.

    Flax seed oil contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which have incredible immunity boosting qualities, meaning they can help your body fight off illness and disease. They also contain anti-inflammatory properties which may help manage depression, cancer and even slow the aging process.

    Most people are Omega-3 deficient, which is why it is so important to supplement your diet with them. The main flax seed oil benefits lie in its ALA fatty acid content. However, in order to be optimally effective ALA must be converted to long-chain Omega-3 fats in the body, and many people, especially the elderly, do not have efficient internal mechanisms to achieve this.

    What is a better source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

    Recent studies have shown that fish oil may be a better source for the Omega-3 fatty acids that your body needs. Fish oil, harvested from cold water fish, contains the fatty acids DHA and EPA. Research points to the fact that DHA and EPA have more therapeutic value than ALA found in flax seed oil. Also, DHA and EPA do not have to be converted, as they are already long-chain Omega-3 fats and are easily absorbed in the body.

    So the Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are better for your health than those found in flax seed oil, because they are more easily utilized by your body and are more powerful and therapeutic. You can increase flax seed oil benefits by substituting or adding fish oil to your diet.

    How Can You Find A High Quality Fish Oil Product?

    Only fish oils contain the special benefits of DHA and EPA Omega-3 fatty acids. So it's important that you find a high quality fish oil product so you can get the maximum health benefits.

    Some things to keep in mind:

    1) Natural fish oils are oftentimes contaminated with heavy metals such as mercury.

    2) Most fish oil in capsule form does not come from the country where it is harvested, meaning there are often additives to make sure it stays fresh through all the extra handling and processing.

    3) Many fish oils contain low levels of DHA, which is the most important component.

    Therefore, you need to find a pure fish oil product that does not have any of the drawbacks mentioned above.
     
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