Using Flax seed Oil and Fish Oil to Relieve Dry Eye

Flax seed oil and fish oil contain important dietary fatty acids that have multiple health benefits, including prevention or treatment of dry eyes.

Both fish oil and flax seed oil are good for your eyes. But if you have to make a choice between the two which one should you choose?

Here is what should you consider when making your choice?

Fish oil:

Fish oil and flax seed oil both contain omega-3s, but those in fish oil don’t have to be converted to EPA and DHA in the body to be beneficial to your eyesight.

Fish oil can have a mild laxative effect, so if you suffer from constipation, it may cause looser, more frequent bowel movements.

Long-term use of fish oil can cause vitamin E deficiency, so find a supplement that also contains vitamin E or take a multivitamin that contains both.

Flax seed oil:

Because they contain no animal by-products, ground flax seeds and flax seed oil are good choices for vegetarians.

Flax seed oil is generally less expensive, and you can grind flax seeds yourself to maximize savings.

High doses of fish oil can cause digestive upset for those with sensitive stomachs, which can include increased burping, acid re flux, heartburn or bloating.

Some people notice a fishy aftertaste with some fish oil supplements.


Do consult your doctor before you make your final choice.

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