Theoretically yes, however there are many brands of flax oil and the composition is different. On the other hand there are a number of well documented studies involving fish oil. The fish oil comes in various flavors, by the way. Orange, lemon. It isn't that bad.
You could, but you won't be getting the EPA and DHA that are found in fish and that the American Heart Association recommends. There are flavored forms of fish oil
available that are not unpleasant to take.
Flax Oil has more Omega 6 than Fish Oil (EPA + DHA). It is recommended to vegans who do not eat meat or fish, and also for some whose digestion finds fish oil hard to take at effective dose of min 1000mg 3 times a day, preferably with food.
Using Diet Sprite Lemonade or a Mineral water (the bubbles help) assists both swallowing and digestion of the many supplements I now have. Increasing age now further adds to the permanent damage to the nervous system and body functioning already coming from initial spinal injuries from 2 separate car accidents, a subsequent failed fusion, the ongoing medication "interactions+side-effects" over the long search for adequate pain relief - while continuing to search for treatments(traditional & complementary) that assist; then the particular after-effects posed by the essential 2 complex Neurosurgeries ... with symptoms increasing in spread & intensifying, plus added neurological effects.
I personally use an integrative combination of hypnosis for pain relief(incorporating self-hypnosis & guided imagery drawing on what comes from my own experience & background), acupuncture, brainwave entrainment using holosync brainwave technology to go into deeper states of mind+body relaxation to encourage the body's own healing/balance (eg Centre-pointe Institute, www.Meditate.com.au) ... along with additional methods as needed - like laser therapy that has recently been added after positive results from pain/swelling management in progressive lymphoedema research/treatment centres, using individualised programs of focussed imagery & changing the breathe cycle, plus incorporating Eastern & European practices that have stood the test of time from use of herbs, aromatherapy, antioxidants and natural anti-inflammatories (eg fever-few, bromelain, devil's claw, gotu kola etc) ... along with use of colour, music (traditional + alternative + cultural) with changes in rhythm/pitch/pattern, body chakras, reiki at various levels, ki force and energy healing.
Add all these to the more focussed guidance beginning to emerge more coherently from the behavioural sciences in positive psychology (eg.HappinessInstitute.com, the Calm Centre) ... being careful to TAKE AWAY the HYPE of Advertising & not trade on the vulnerability of people who "hurt" each and every day...
then MAY BE one CAN now look forward to "with time" re-building one's often shattered personal self confidence and recapture a semblance of one's former self image ... and then go forward to build a compassionate new network of more accepting, "genuine" and encouraging friends and colleagues.
As both a therapist and long time sufferer of severe pain (constant & unremitting, while intensifying with increasing damage over 30 years - the only incidences of "NO Pain" being in deep hypnosis or some parts of brief sleep!) I now help others when possible by phone or online (mp3s + messenger) ... while the "research" part of me continues to look - when I can actually hold a book/journal to read .. AND when I can get the 2 fingers I can still use to type ... I will continue to search for new ideas/methods etc & integrate research & treatments. I will keep you posted - now I must "Go to bed and REST" ... (heard that before?)
Sending EACH of you a Rainbow of Caring Companionship ... "om shanti" - etherapist
APPROVED FISH OIL AND KRILL OIL
Advocare OmegaPlex Omega-3 Fatty Acid (300 mg EPA and 200 mg DHA per softgel, 4 per day)
CardioStat Omega-3 Fish Oil Triple Strength (540 mg of EPA and 170 mg of DHA per softgel, 2 per day)
CVS Pharmacy Natural Fish Oil 1000 mg (Label does not show amount of EPA or DHA, but claims 340 mg of total omega-3 fatty acids per softgel, 3 per day)
Finest Natural Omega-3 Krill Oil (Label does not show amount of EPA or DHA from krill, but claims 99 mg EPA and 66 mg DHA from fish oil per softgel, 1 to 3 per day)
Garden of Life Oceans 3 Beyond Omega-3 (337.5 mg EPA and 225 mg DHA per softgel, 2 to 6 per day)
Life Extension Super Omega-3 (350 mg EPA and 250 mg DHA per softgel, 4 per day)
New Chapter WholeMega (90 mg EPA and 110 mg DHA per softgel, 2 per day)
Nordic Naturals DHA Strawberry Taste (45 mg EPA and 225 mg DHA per softgel, 2 per day)
PregnancyPlus Omega-3 (50 mg EPA and 100 mg DHA per softgel, 3 per day)
Quest Longevity Omega-3 Complete (400 mg EPA and 200 mg DHA per softgel, 3 per day)
Res-Q 1250 (390 to 430 mg EPA and 300 to 325 mg DHA per softgel, 4 to 6 per day)
Solgar Omega-3 "950" (542 mg EPA and 408 mg DHA per softgel, 2 per day)
Swanson EFA's Super EPA (300 mg EPA and 200 mg DHA per softgel, 1 per day)
Trader Joe's Molecularly Distilled Omega-3 Fatty Acids - Odorless (400 mg EPA and 200 mg DHA per softgel, 1 per day)
Vitamin Shoppe Meg-3 Fish Oil EPA-DHA (300 mg EPA and 200 mg DHA per softgel, 1 to 2 per day)
Vitamin World Omega-3 Fish Oil 1000 mg (Label does not show amount of EPA or DHA, but claims 300 mg total omega-3 fatty acids per softgel, 3 per day)
Weil -- Andrew Weil, M.D. Omega- 3 Complex (333 mg EPA and 167 mg DHA per softgel, 1 per day)
Puritan's Pride Natural Omega-3 Fish Oil 1000 mg (300 mg total omega-3 fatty acids per softgel, 3 per day)
GNC Triple Strength Fish Oil (647 mg EPA and 253 mg DHA per softgel, 1 per day)
Kirkland Signature Enteric Coated Fish Oil Omega 3 (410 mg of EPA and 274 mg of DHA per softgel, 1 per day)
Nature Made Odorless Fish Oil (Label does not show amount of EPA or DHA, but claims 360 mg total omega-3 fatty acids per softgel, 2 to 4 per day)
Olympian Labs Enteric Coated Omega-3 Fish Oils (180 mg EPA and 120 mg DHA per softgel, 2 to 4 per day)
Origin Odorless Omega-3 Fish Oil 1200 mg (Label does not show amount of EPA or DHA, but claims 360 mg total omega-3 fatty acids per softgel, 3 per day)
VitalOils Omega-3 Fish Oils (300 mg EPA and 200 mg DHA per softgel, 2 per day)
The first and only omega-3 fish oil supplement that gives you what you’re really looking for, 1000 mg of DHA+EPA in a Single enteric Coated Soft Gel
Developed by a leading and practicing preventive cardiologist and lipidologist, VitalOils1000™ is the first and only omega-3 fish oil product with a full 1,000 mg of DHA + EPA in a single soft gel. The DHA to EPA ratio is 3:1 in order to provide you with what we typically get in eating healthful fish, such as salmon. Because it’s enteric-coated Those who experience upset stomach and nausea with fish oil supplements should find VitalOils1000 easy to digest and free from the fishy aftertaste. Individually sealed for freshness and purity, VitalOils1000™ is molecular and fractionally distilled to remove mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium, dioxins, furans, and other heavy metals and toxins. Rosemary extract and vitamin C are added for antioxidant protection.
NSI Liquid Omega-3 Purified Fish Oil (1,572 mg EPA and 1,048 mg DHA per 2 teaspoons (10 mL), twice per day)
Vital Nutrients Ultra Pure Fish Oil "RS" Regular Strength (740 to 825 mg EPA and 460 to 550 mg DHA per teaspoon (5 mL), 1 to 3 per day)
Natrol DHA Omega-3 (100 mg DHA per softgel, 1 to 2 per day)
Carlson Norwegian Cod Liver Oil (400 mg of EPA and 500 mg of DHA per teaspoon (5 mL), 1 per day
Mercola Premium Select Krill Oil (45 mg EPA and 25 mg DHA per gelatin caplique, 2 per day)
Source Naturals Arctic Pure Krill Oil (75 mg EPA and 45 mg DHA per softgel, 2 per day)
Dr. Sears Go Fish Strawberry- Lemon Flavor (212 mg EPA and 370 mg DHA per ½ teaspoon (2.5 mL), 1 per day
OmegaBrite Kidz Orange Cream Flavor (475 mg EPA and 112 mg DHA per ¼ teaspoon (1.25 mL), 1 per day)
OmegaBrite Kidz Tutti Frutti Flavor (475 mg EPA and 112 mg DHA per ¼ teaspoon (1.25 mL), 1 per day)
Stroke and Fish Oil -- An analysis of 38 studies concluded that eating fish regularly is associated with fewer strokes, but fish oil supplements do not seem to help. Interestingly, the type of fish and how it is prepared seem to make all the difference. For details, including what fish oil supplements can or cannot do, see the updated Fish Oil & Marine Oil (Omega-3) Supplements
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