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Doctor insights on: Is Taking Fish And Flax Seeds Good For You

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Could i substitute chia or flax seeds instead of 1, 000 mg of fish oil?

Could i substitute chia or flax seeds instead of 1, 000 mg of fish oil?

Yes: Some people do use flax seeds over fish oil. Each have their value and some actually use all products synergistically. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil and what about flax seed oil?

Can you please tell me about the advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil and what about flax seed oil?

No advant.,veg. alt.: I do not know of any advantages of fish oil over cod liver oil. Cod liver oil has advantages over fish oil as it is also a good source of vit a & d, not found in fish oils. Any fish or cod liver oil should be purified to remove mercury, pcb's & other toxins. Flax oils is a vegan alternative to fish oil. It has the omega 3 ala which our bodies convert to epa, but not all people make the conversion. ...Read more

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Would flax seed oil or fish oil be a better blood thinner?

Would flax seed oil or fish oil be a better blood thinner?

Comparable effects: Both fish oil and flax oil contain omega 3 fatty acids which are known to significantly thin the blood. With both the effects are dose-related; higher amounts thin the blood more. I do not know of any studies comparing their effects on thinning blood but would expect they would be fairly comparable. See www.Parade.Com/health/askdrrosenfeld/nutrition/fish-oil.Html. ...Read more

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Flax seeds, probiotic vit and fish oil are any of these causing my horrific nightmares? Never experienced dreams like this before :(

Flax seeds, probiotic vit and fish oil are any of these causing my horrific nightmares? Never experienced dreams like this before :(

Stuff: why don't you stop all of that stuff and see if your symptoms go away. If they resolve you can stay off them and be happy or put one back at a time until the one(if its only one)causing the problems shows itself. ...Read more

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I've been trying to get done flax seed, fish oil, & calcium supplements seriously how does this take to lose weight?

I've been trying to get done flax seed, fish oil, & calcium supplements seriously how does this take to lose weight?

Supplements: If you are asking if flax seed, fish oil and calcium are going to help you lose weight....Sorry. You need to eat properly and exercise to lose weight, there's no supplement magic. ...Read more

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Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) with fish oil and flax seed oil capsules?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) ; Fish Oil: There is no reason that you cannot use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and take fish oil ;/or flex seed oil capsules. I would recommend that you do not take them at the same time of day. One could affect the absorption of the other. Separate doses of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and fish oil by at least 2 hours. ...Read more

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What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

What's the difference between the omega 3 fatty acids found in flax seed oil and fish oil?

Different fats: The fatty acid most commonly found in flax-seed oil is ?-linolenic acid (ala, 18 carbons and 3 double bonds). In fish oil, they are eicosapentaenoic acid (epa, 20 carbons and 5 double bonds), docosahexaenoic acid (dha, 22 carbons and 6 double bonds). Ala converts to epa and dha, but in limited amounts. Best to get your epa and dha from actual wild salmon and your ala from flax. ...Read more