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A 34-year-old male asked:

Are 1000 mg flaxseed oil capsules beneficial for health?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Yes- source of EFA's: Flax oil is a source of the essential fatty acids ala & gla. Just as vitamins, minerals & Amino Acids are essential for health, so are these 2 fatty acids and flax oil contains both. Flax oil may help prevent heart disease & cancer, is anti-inflammatory & good for skin etc.See http://www.Herbwisdom.Com/herb-flaxseed-oil.Html & http://www.Essortment.Com/flax-seed-oil-benefits-41778.Html.See comment.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
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Even better than taking flaxseed oil in capsules is to get refrigerated cold-pressed flaxseed oil and use it as a base of salad dressings (I simply mix it with balsamic vinegar) or add it to cooked foods (you don't want to heat it) or grind flax seeds and put them on your salads. Many people can convert the ALA in flax to EPA & DHA, but some people can't so also need some fish oil.
Jun 10, 2013

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