Omega 3 fatty acids pt2 Fish oils vs Flax seed oils

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  1. Unwelcomeguest2

    Unwelcomeguest2 Banned Banned

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    Hey, i was wondering if KK can help me out.. i read many of his post and hes very informative..


    So ive been reading alot on flax oils and fish oils containing omega 3 and have a couple questions:

    1) Generally speaking is one better then the other? does it offer something the other doesn't?

    2.) Wouldn't the fish oils contain harmful mercury?

    3.) The flax oil supplement (pill) im gonna take is 1000mg, would you say thats too much?
     
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    1) flax has alpha linolenic acid which needs to be converted to EPA and DHA in ur liver.. whereas fish oil has ready-made EPA and DHA... it's just a matter of preference

    2) not if u get a good brand

    3) no
     
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    what is a "good" brand to you?
     
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    A good brand of fish oil is Kirkland's signature.

    Flax seed oil also has the omega-6 fatty acids. The American diet generally gets enough omega-6 fatty acids but not enough of the emoga-3s.
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Sudo pretty much answered the questions. The mercury thing though, that's a long-standing debate. To my knowledge there haven't been any mercury related problems with any Fish Oil supplement GNC has sold (I've been there just over 3 years so within that timespan).
     
  6. Chad Hamilton

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    Well, Im not KK but here's my input.

    Save the plant based products for the girls, they seem to convert them better than men.

    Men stick to the animal sources.

    But thats my motto and I'll rip you in half if you wish.
     
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    just take both,, flax seeds are so easy to digest so i don't se any reason to buy suplements, just eat some in your yoghurt
     
  8. Chad Hamilton

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    Eat the flax seeds, don't take the pills.

    Ground Seeds > Capsules
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    For supplementation, Chad? I wouldn't do that.

    I mean, if you're eating the right amount of protein and it's not all coming from shakes (because you're too pussy to eat a steak), then yeah, you need more animal protein. But if you eat a ton of meat and eggs and drink milk, you're gonna get plenty of animal fat even if the meat sources are lean.

    That is one thing I notice in common among guys who aren't just "big", but lean mass big. When I got out to a steakhouse, they get the heaviest steak on the menu, even if it isn't their favorite cut. Shit, that's always me. Love the Ribeye, but you gotta be fucking kidding me with that 16 oz. bullshit.
     
  10. Carlson

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    I just ordered some from here

    http://www.zonelabsinc.com/servlet/coresysconfig.ZoneLabsComController

    I got the 120 count bottle, came out to $57.06 shipping via USPS. They have a pretty good discount system if you use the autoship option where they automatically send you more. I didn't take them up on the option, wanna see if I feel different after a month or two of it.
     
  11. supersudo

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    costco has it for like $10 for like 400, 1000mg softgels.. :wink:
     
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    Costco.com version
    Fish Oil Concentrate 1000 mg
    Containing EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) 180 mg
    DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) 120 mg

    Dr. Sears Stuff
    Fish Oil - 1000 mg
    Containing - EPA - 400 mg
    DHA - 200 mg

    Per capsule
     
  13. Carlson

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    not that your not still saving money probably :)
     
  14. whats best borage, flax, fish, also is flax seed it self as good source of efa's as opposed to the oil, or does your body have a hard time digesting the seed and assimilating the oil.THANKS
     
  15. Unwelcomeguest2

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    Thanks for all the replys guys....Im just wondering How much of flax seed supplements you all take....

    Because ive heard from some people that 1000mg may be too much where as others take more ect...


    So how much is too much/not enough?
     

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