What is the difference between Flax Seed Oil and Fish Oil? I've heard that Fish Oil is better for you than Flax Seed. I've also heard that it's good to take both. And if you take both, should you consume half/half each day? For example, let's say- normally, I take 6g flax seed oil every day. Then, when I started to take fish oil, I started taking 3g flaxseed/3g fish oil every day. Or should I just continue taking 6g of flaxseed and in addition take 6g of fish oil?
Last edited by fixationdarknes; 10-09-2004 at 03:40 PM.
They are both good. And they both have different properties to them.
Supplementing with both would be superb, if you're going to supplement with fats/EFA's some of both would be optimal.
Aight, cool. And I've heard before that supplements have some negative effects. Or maybe it was some other drug that people take to really get buff (not juice). Is there ANYTHING at all that's bad about taking supplements? And if I'm on supplements and then I stop taking them, will it be really bad?
Your answers can be found here:Originally Posted by fixationdarknes
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I didn't find it.Originally Posted by Saint Patrick
Supplements are good. But remember that nothing is good in excess. Don't rely on supplements to get your nutrition, use them as an aid where you're having a hard time filling the gap with real food.
then you didnt lookOriginally Posted by fixationdarknes
I really did.Originally Posted by Gizotch
@Behemoth- "use them as an aid where you're having a hard time filling the gap with real food" So, you're saying not to take them on a regular basis?
i just looked myself and found several threads , look again
Oh. Yeah, found them. My problem was that I searched "All Open Forums," so all my results were people's journals of them taking the supplements. But I didn't find the answer to one of the questions I had. Do you guys take flaxseed and fish oil together at the same time? Like, one after the other? And I believe someone already told me to take it before my meal so I don't burp up some nasty taste of flax or fish.Originally Posted by Gizotch
Take them whenever you want (together or separate), but yes, before a meal is better.
Alright, thanks for info.
I take both in a kinda half-assed way. Some days it's fishoil, some days it's a couple of tablespoons of flax, some days its both. Point is: Don't make yourself neurotic over it.
correct me if im wrong
flax seed and fish oils contain:
omega 3 (cancer fighting enzyme)
amino acids (mandatory for muscle building as amino acids are what make up protien)
and are basically the only things that contain these in high concentrations, along with fish itself.
think youve got an edge on me? think again.
They are a good source of Omega 3's, but not the only source.
They don't contain amino acids.
No. There is nothing wrong with taking them on a regular basis. Supplements are good. It's just that real food is more complete and less processed to get the specific thing you want out.
But if you wanted to get all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidents, EFA's etc. etc. from only whole food you would have an extreamly long shopping list and also probably be eating an extreme amount of food.
All I'm saying is eat a good healthy diet. Then analyze it. If you're lacking in vitamin E, then supplement with it. If you're lacking in EFA's then supplement with them. This is if you're going to go real serious about it.