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How effective is krill oil for getting your omega-3 fatty acids?

It is but. There is omega 3 in krill oil and it is in many other forms Such as TherOmega which you can get on the internet. But caution there are side effects of omega 3 - some get extra heart beats. Read more...

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...

What are some foods that contain omega 3 fatty acids?

Many. Fish is one of the most well known: such as salmon, tuna, sardines, and halibut; other seafood including algae and krill; some plants like brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, and salad greens ; flax seeds; and walnuts. Some people's systems are not efficient at converting alpha-linolenic acid (ala) from plant-based omega-3's to epa and dha that are needed; for these, fish or krill oil may be better. Read more...

Are omega-3 fatty acids just as effective as any antidepressant?

Not so far. There hasn't yet been a study directly comparing omega 3 fatty acids to antidepressant treatment -- so we can't conclude the 2 are equivalent or that efa's are better. However, there are some meta-analyses suggesting that omega 3's --especially when epa is 1-2 g/day over dha -- are effective. Efa's have not been used alone in these studies, tho'. Dha alone was not protective; epa was more so. Read more...