What are the major differences? Which would be most recommended?
Fish Oil is a source of the Omega 3 essential fatty acids EPA and DHA.
Flaxseed Oil is a source of Linoleic Acid - the primary member of the Omega 6 family. Linoleic Acid is used to make Arachidonic Acid in the body - which helps to maintain cell structure and membranes. Note that is the body does not have enough Linoleic Acid, Arachidonic Acid becomes an essential fatty acid.
Your body needs both Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids - there is also Omega 9 fatty acids.
The best "oil" IMO to use is Hempseed Oil - that gives you a blend of all 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids.
Or you could use Udos Choice 3-6-9 Oil Blend - that covers all your bases and then some.
You cam use both - if you eat fish and seeds and nuts, then you're essentially getting both anyways. Try as much as you can though, to get what you need from food, because there definitely is a difference in getting them from food or supplements. Remember that supplements are not always necessary if you can get what you need from whole food - and that, IMO, is the way to do it.
I use NOW - Omega 3,6,9 .....
Hemp Protein is the ****... Too bad it's expensive. I use flax and fish oil throughout the day to get the best of both worlds.
Yeah fish oil is superior to flaxseed in my honest opinion. Your body doesn't convert the flaxseed oil as well and fish oil is essentially in its raw form if it is the DHA and EPA you are looking for. Great for lowering triglycerides and as an anti-inflammatory .
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I couldn't stand the fish burps all day, then someone recommended freezing the gel tabs and it solved the problem.
Anyone know of a good place to order hemp oil? I'm about to run out of CL orange oximega so I figure i'll give hemp oil a try.
Both... along with Evening Primrose and Borage. BUT - don't forget KRILL!