What is the difference between seed flax and fish oil since both provide omega-3 fatty acid?
Seed flax contains more omega-3 fatty acid by weight compared to fish oil. Omega-3 in flaxseeds comes in the form of alpha-linolenic, which unfortunately needs to be converted to EPA (the active ingredient of omega-3 fatty acid) at the ratio of 10:1 and, therefore, the amount of conversion is limited. In addition, seed flax does not lower triglycerides as fish oil does. Using fish oil rather than seed flax oil has carried most of the research on this subject. However, one of the major problems of fish oil is that people who take it develop a fishy “burp” that is harmless, but somewhat irritating because of a fishy after taste. If the after taste proves bothersome, flaxseed is a good alternative. Why is magnesium called nature’s channel blocker? Magnesium is a trace mineral and acts as an antioxidant. It aids in healing free radical damage to the mitochondria, which commonly results in declining function and aging. Magnesium protects the heart by preventing coronary artery spasms and ca