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Author Topic: Flax or fish oil  (Read 849 times)

CrispyChick

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Flax or fish oil
« on: February 17, 2020, 04:13:05 PM »

I am thinking of supplementing for omega 3. I'm not sure which route. I understand fish oil is best source of omega 3 whereas flax oil needs converting. However, if flax is a phytoestrogen, is that a better thing to take in my 40s?

Any info?
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CLKD

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Re: Flax or fish oil
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 05:00:44 PM »

Hi!  I tried it all 'cos it was fashionable in the late 1990s.  Couldn't break the flax seeds at all  :o they flew everywhere  ::)

Even the cats wouldn't swallow fish oil .........  :D

Phytoestrogen - how much problem regarding breast disease would this be? No one told me about avoiding foods when I had treatment in the 19990s.   :-\

Your diet should be enough other than VitD which may need supplementing in Winter months.  I know the symptoms now so don't need it - strangely enough it was in a very hot Summer that my levels depleted.
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Kathleen

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Re: Flax or fish oil
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 05:36:19 PM »

Hello CrispyChick.

I can't remember the science exactly but the phytoestrogens in flaxseed are beneficial because they don't bind with breast tissue so  are safe for breast cancer patients however the seeds are very tough and need to be ground before consuming.

Fish obtain Omega 3 from eating algae and you can buy capsules of algae oil if you wanted to avoid eating an animal product.

I agree that Omega 3 is helpful as it reduces inflammation.

Hope this helps and take care.

K.

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Shadyglade

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Re: Flax or fish oil
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 05:47:36 PM »

You can buy flaxseed flour.  I don't know if that has the same nutrients or not.
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CLKD

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Re: Flax or fish oil
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 08:15:31 PM »

I bought bread with flax seeds in but it didn't keep more than 3 days  :-\ and wasn't that tasty  ::)
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Maryjane

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Re: Flax or fish oil
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 08:28:50 PM »

I put a tablespoon of flax seed in my porridge every am I grind it in the coffee grinder otherwise it goes straight through you .
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Jari

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Re: Flax or fish oil
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2020, 08:12:21 AM »

Hi Crispy Chick,
I like the Viridian brand. They use good quality ingredients, but you can google vegan omega 3 capsules. As Kathleen says the algae oil is good.
Viridian do liquid flaxseed oil. I found I prefer as a capsule which you can find in many health food shops. X
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Foxylady

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Re: Flax or fish oil
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2020, 07:35:10 PM »

Like maryjane I add it in the morning to my yoghurt & fruit, linseed/ground flaxseed can be bought in supermarkets. x
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CLKD

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Re: Flax or fish oil
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2020, 08:30:23 PM »

Isn't it chewy  ;D
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Re: Flax or fish oil
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2020, 06:58:50 PM »

Both make me HIDEOUSLY anxious...but then I'm weird.
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SarahJane1234

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Re: Flax or fish oil
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2020, 04:10:29 PM »

Hi - I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to say that I take vegan omega3, called 'nothing fishy' and made from algae.  very pleased with it!
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