Omega 3 from Fish oil's vs. Flaxseed oil - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 03-15-2008, 07:01 PM - Thread Starter
SamuraiMom's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: asleep on big laundry MT.
Posts: 1,522
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
NAK...Is it the same or is it different, does the body absorb it differently. Tell me wht you know, in simple terms, I have baby brain!

Samanthawild.gif mama to 5 joy.gif                                                         
SamuraiMom is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 03-16-2008, 11:39 PM
tanyalynn's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: TX, but anticipating one more move
Posts: 11,508
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Flaxseed has a type of omega-3 (ALA, alpha linolenic acid) that is a precursor to EPA and DHA (I think both). Fish oil has preformed EPA and DHA. A small number of people can't convert the ALA to EPA & DHA. I'm not sure how efficient the conversion usually is--that could be an issue for some people, maybe.

As a practical matter, some people like flaxseed oil and have seen results, and some people like fish oil. For flaxseed oil, it seems important to buy some that is refrigerated (and store it like that at home), and for fish oil (capsules, most likely), do some reading to find a brand that is really good about removing impurities and then testing to make sure it was done well.
tanyalynn is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off