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Difference Between Flaxseed Oil and Fish Oil

Flaxseed Oil vs Fish Oil

Flaxseed oil and fish oil are considered to be good for the health as they both contain Omega-3 fatty acids.

Let us look at some of the differences between Flaxseed oil and fish oil.

Fish oil contains two types of Omega-3 fatty acids — Eicosapentanoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA). On the other hand, Flaxseed contains more Omega fatty acids than fish oil. It contains Omega 3, 9, and 6. It has been seen that Flaxseed oil contains about 7700 milligrams of Omega-3 whereas fish oil contains about 300 milligrams of Omega-3.

Flaxseed oil, which is also called linseed oil, is extracted from flax seeds. On the other hand, fish oil is derived from the tissues of oily fish and also from the liver of some fish.

When comparing the production, fish oil is much more processed than flaxseed oil. It is also seen that fish oil contains more pollutants than flaxseed oil.

In cost, the flaxseed oil is cheaper than fish oil as the purification of the latter one is very expensive.

Unlike fish oil, the oil derived from flaxseeds get dried up when exposed. This gives it the nickname of ‘dry oil.’ This quality of quick drying makes the oil much used as paint bidders and putty. Flax seed is also good for cardiovascular problems and helps a patient to overcome low pressure, constipation and soften the skin.

Fish oil is known to reduce the chance of cancers and helps in improving the immune system. Fish oil is also god for the brains and heart.

When looking at the flaxseed oil side effects of, it is known as carcinogenic. In some persons, flaxseed also has resulted in some allergies and loose motions.

Indigestion, stomach upset and heartburn are the common fish oil side effects.

Summary
Fish oil contains two types of omega 3 fatty acids — Eicosapentanoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA). On the other hand, Flaxseed contains more omega fatty acids than fish oil. It contains Omega 3, 9 and 6.
Flaxseed oil, which is also called linseed oil, is extracted from flax seeds. On the other hand, fish oil is derived from the tissues of oily fishes and also from the liver of some fishes.
Flaxseed oil is cheaper than fish oil as the purification of the latter one is very expensive.


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