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For a vegetarian, how much more flaxseed must be taken to get the same effect as fish oil?

No equivalence. Less than 5% of alpha linolenic acid (ALA) which is flaxseed oil is converted in the body to EPA (eicosopentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexagenoic acid) which are found in fish .Although all are omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acid, only the fish derived fatty acid(EPA and DHA) has been found to have possible cardiovascular benefit. ALA effect is neutral. Read more...
Not always possible. For some people no amount of flax oil gives the same benefits of fish oil. This is because our bodies must convert the ALA in fish oil into the EPA & DHA found in fish oil and this is not done very efficiently & some people can't convert it at all. However, you can find vegan sources of DHA & EPA from algae. See http://chriskresser.com/why-fish-stomps-flax-as-a-source-of-omega-3. Read more...

What are the benefits of fish oil?

Many. Fish oil is very helpful for dry eyes. 2000 mg a day is recommended for this. It is also helpful for heart health and brain health/memory. It also is beneficial for healthy skin, hair, and nails. Read more...

Is there such thing as too much fish oil?

Fish oil excess. People with liver disease may experience problems with excessive amounts of fish oils. Fish oil can also affect your body's ability to clot blood, so it should be discontinued before surgical procedures. Read more...
Good quality. marine fish oil has many research-based benefits. It makes the platelets silky so if you are on a blood thinner consult w/doc. Some folks take 6-8 caps daily under supervisaion. Poor quality MFO can be contaminated w/toxins so get a good brand that has been purified and is 50% EPA&DHA. Peace and good health. Read more...