EFA's (omega 3)

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    Sep 06, 2008 6:57 AM GMT
    so I was wondering, in my regular diet I tend to consume a lot Flaxseed i.e. 1-2 tablespoons of it

    according to nutritiondata that contains

    per tbsp:
    Total Omega-3 fatty acids 2338mg
    Total Omega-6 fatty acids 606mg


    do I still need supplementation in EFA's ? also I'd appreciate if anyone can give me a break down of EPA/DHA's in flaxseed
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    Sep 06, 2008 10:38 PM GMT
    There is zero EPA or DHA in flaxseed. The body has to convert the short-chain omega 3 in flax to the long-chain EPA/DHA forms, and it is a very inefficient process at best (about 5-10% conversion rate.) That's why so many people simply take fish oil: it's already in a form the body can use.
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    Sep 07, 2008 6:12 PM GMT
    paradox saidThere is zero EPA or DHA in flaxseed. The body has to convert the short-chain omega 3 in flax to the long-chain EPA/DHA forms, and it is a very inefficient process at best (about 5-10% conversion rate.) That's why so many people simply take fish oil: it's already in a form the body can use.


    oh wow, I din't know this thanks for the tip!
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    Sep 08, 2008 4:57 PM GMT
    If you eat a lot o Fish, however, it wouldn't be necessary. it's just good for you plain and simple, too much isn't going to hurt you
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    Sep 08, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    Also flax is good for you for other reaons, alot of people don't get enough fiber especially carb nazis
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    Sep 09, 2008 10:59 AM GMT
    Greygull saidAlso flax is good for you for other reaons, alot of people don't get enough fiber especially carb nazis


    oh i'm a carb-o-holic! anyways i've always wondered why some people take flaxseed oil instead of fish oil icon_question.gif
  • fitdude62

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    Sep 09, 2008 11:56 AM GMT
    My favorite EFA is Krill.

    You can read more about it here:

    https://perfectfitwc.getprograde.com/store.php?top_menu=Athletic_Performance&products=16-18-19&submenu=1

    It is more concentrated than fish oil and has no "burp back" associated with fish oil......a good thing.... icon_smile.gif