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Re: Omega 3 Fatty Acid-- flax vs. fish oil

Posted by andrewb on July 30, 1999, at 3:10:49

In reply to Omega 3 Fatty Acid-- flax vs. fish oil, posted by Ellen on July 29, 1999, at 0:05:57

> Any information on efficacy and dosage of flax seed oil
> to treat BP II? fish oil also contains Omega 3, but tastes
> awful
Cod liver oil does taste awful! Have you tried the flavored fish oils though? Orange is the most popular. Thatís the flavor I use, itís not bad at all.
By the way, flax and hemp oil may not work for depression. You see, omega 3 fatty acids have three components; DHA, EPA and ALA. Flax seed oil contains only ALA. It is the DHA and EPA however that have the antidepressant benefits. The body may be able to convert the ALA to the EPA and DHA, but Iíve read that it also may not be able, at least at times, to do this conversion.




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