Is Flax And Omega 3 Gel Tablets Good For You?

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Omega-3s and Heart Disease: Flax Oil versus Fish Oil

A recent study published this past September compared the benefits of flax oil versus fish oil in raising blood levels of heart healthy omega 3's. Adequate omega 3 intake is linked to lower blood pressure, lower triglycerides, increased HDL cholesterol, and reduced arterial inflammation.

 

Flax oil contains the omega 3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), while fish oil contains EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). The benefits of ALA continue to be studied, but EPA...

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