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Flax vs. Fish Oil

What are the pro’s and con’s of each? At 18 years old, do I even need these supplements?

The mercury in fish oil is disconcerting, and the phytoestrogen in flaxseed… well… I don’t know what to think. Help a brother out :wink:

Flax contains essential fatty acids - that is, oils only found in plants. AFAIK, the oils in fish oil are omega-3 fats, no necessacarily EFA’s, but still healthy and useful.