Re: How to Optimize Fat Efficiency in the Diet Part II - Essential Fats
Interestingly enough, Venom's link to "pharmaceutical grade Fish Oil" proves that not all fish oils are created equal. The brand that I've been taking only has 1.25 grams of omega-3 as well as 1.5 g of saturated fat per teaspoon whereas the product Venom mentions has 2.7 g of omega-3 and no saturated fat per teaspoon. So using your product simply blows my analysis out of the water.
If your goal is to increase EPA and DHA intake, clearly taking this brand of fish oil beats Flax for efficiency and there doesn't seem to be a need to take Flax. But, I've been taking about 3-4 tablespoons of flax per day (hopefully inducing thermogenesis). 4 tablespoons of fish oil in it's place would up the EPA/DHA intake at least 1000% - and that assumes my body has been optimally converting the ALA in the flax oil. The next question, then, is: is there a such thing as ingesting too much EPA/DHA?
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