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More options for Omega-3's?
Aarky posted:
We hear all sorts of options for Omega 3's, oily fish, cod liver oil, krill oil, flax seed oil. For years I was taking two tablespoons of Canola oil with the belief it would lower my over all cholesterol. It did stop the creaky knee joints (don't ask me how). I really paid no mind to the fact that I had extremely low triglycerides. A few months ago I was surprised to read an article in the Washington Post that stated that Omega 3's do not lower over all cholesterol, but will lower triglycerides. That was the AH-HA moment. Now I know why mine have been in the 40-60 range for years. The price for Canola has tripled over the last several years but it's a lot cheaper than those over priced and very much hyped fish and krill oil capsules. I call Canola oil "Poor man's Omega 3". Comments are welcome!
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DarlingV responded:
Hi there. I have looked into this, and what you really need for cardiovascular benefits is EPA and DHA omega-3's, that are only found in fish.

The canola oil is actually ALA mainly and it does not have the same effect as fish oil omega's. Some ALA is metabolized to EPA and DHA, but only a very small amount.

So the bottom line is you need FISH oil, not FLAX, or CANOLA.

I would recommend VASCAZEN. It is the most PURE omega3 I've seen (greater than 90% omega3).

Most over the counter supplements are only 40%-60% if you're lucky.

Check it out at
DarlingV replied to DarlingV's response:
Oh, also, VASCAZEN is by prescription only, so your insurance will cover the cost!

Free? Good price!

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