| Combining Oils |
Answered by: Christine Dennis
Question from: Barb
Posted on: January 18, 2008
Is it harmful to take a combination of fish, evening primrose and flaxseed oils in their recommended daily doses?
I am not aware of any contraindications for the combining of these oils. In fact, as there is no one "perfect" oil, most oils are taken in combination anyway. For example, the above oils contain the following:
Flax seed oil is high in alpha-linolenic acid which is a precursor to the omega 3 essential fatty acid eicosapentaenic acid.
Evening Primrose oil is high in gamma-linolenic acid which is an essential fatty acid.
Fish oils vary depending on the fish and part used but generally they contain two essential fatty acids - eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid and vitamin A.