Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Soren, Feb 19, 2005.
Which one is better? Should I take both?
fish oil's better
im sure youve posted articles b4 but i cant remember why..
please explain. i thought flax was better b/c it contained omega 3 like fish, as well as flax..
i take both
Flax DOES NOT contain EPA and DHA. Fish Oil does.
Flax contains alot of omega 3 (Linoeic Acid) which is converted too EPA and DHA in the body. However, Theoretical estimates have been made at about a 25% to 35% conversion.
In a perfect world, you'd get about a 30% conversion, so each tablespoon of flax oil would provide about 2.5g of EPA/DHA: The only problem is that this conversion rate is dependent on a number of enzymes that vary from person to person and even from day to day.
do both, but try adding the flax to some whole grain porridge, or even in a spread. Absorbsion is aided that way.
couldn't you just up your dosage of flax a bit then
Fish Oil > Flax
I also take the flax seed oil to maintain my calorie intake.