Flaxseed Oil vs. Fish Oil Capules

  1. Flaxseed Oil vs. Fish Oil Capules


    So, heres the thing, most fish oil capsules where I am have 1500mg of fish oil per capsule and cost around $15NZD. However for the same price I can get a bottle of flaxseed oil that has 7600mg (Omega 3) per tablespoon.

    Im assuming flaxseed is more cost effective? Or is there something in fish oil capusles have that flaxseed does not?


  2. I may be wrong but off the top of my head I believe flax seed is mostly ALA which the body has a difficult time converting into EPA/DHA?

  3. Quote Originally Posted by broons View Post
    I may be wrong but off the top of my head I believe flax seed is mostly ALA which the body has a difficult time converting into EPA/DHA?
    Ah yeah, that is true. Time to go buy some fish oil
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  4. Get fish oil
    http://pescience.com/
    http://selectprotein.com/
    The above is my own opinion and does not reflect the opinion of PES

  5. Animal omega is a nice blend of efa's but it is a little more pricey. U shud be covered with fish oil + food.

  6. Yeah, ive always had a stash of Fish oil. Was at the gym and some guy gets out a container of flaxseed oil and says he uses it instead of fish oil. So I thought I'd ask if he was onto something.

    But as broons said, its mostly ALA and has like a <5% conversion rate or something to EPA/DHA
  

  
 

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