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Does Flaxseed Oil Make You Gain Weight
The seed of the flax plant is very high in omega 3 fatty acids which are beneficial for health. They are most nutritious if 1-2 t are soaked in 2-4 t of water and blended into a drink or added into food. Ground flaxseeds are a nutritious source of fiber that can be added to food. They come as golden or brown. Their nutty taste make a delicious addition to foods ...Read more
Can folic acid cause weight gain?? I've been taking 7 folic acid pulls daily and I noticed weight gain also I took fish oil and flaxeed supplements?
Folic acid: Folic acid can make you gain weight, if you have a deficiency, that it is correcting. If not, then it shouldn't. That sounds like an awful lot of folic acid. Check your dose. The CDC recommends 0.4mg (400 micrograms) per day, in women of child bearing years. More than 50% of all pregnancies are unplanned. If you have a deficiency, then consult your doctor, for the proper dose. ...Read more
Yes: It's a popular cooking oil and like anything else greasy and good-tasting, we tend to overeat and get fat from it. If you're actually taking the oil, it's still calories. Real evidence of any health benefit remains sparse at best. Why not just eat sensibly, avoid unhealthy habits, and focus on physical fitness? Health doesn't come from a bottle or pills. Best wishes. ...Read more
Flaxseed Oil: Eating Flaxseed will not cause weight loss in and of its self. One tablespoon has 120 calories. It can be an healthy alternative to taking in other types of fat while trying to lose weight. This is because you can consume it's polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats instead of saturated fat and trans fats. ...Read more
Flaxseed: Eating Flaxseed will not cause weight loss in and of its self. One tablespoon has 120 calories. It can be an healthy alternative to taking in other types of fat while trying to lose weight. This is because you can consume it's polyunsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats instead of saturated fat and trans fats. ...Read more
What do you suggest if the stress seemed to get to me. Has anyone used flaxseed oil supplements and lost weight?
Stress - Less: To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more
Since I started taking fish oil, flaxseed oil, and evening primrose oil, I have gained 15 lbs. I also have hypothyroidism.
Weight gain: It may be time to recheck your thyroid function levels. Also, if you're taking thyroid hormone replacement, make sure that you take it first thing in the am, on an empty stomach, by itself. Wait at least half an hour before eating. Do not take it with other medications/vitamins/supplements. ...Read more
Cholesterol: Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. With flaxseed oil, it is quite important that it be cold pressed. ...Read more
No magic: This has been promoted as a 'superfood' which is simply made up. Food choices have much less impact on your overall health than does staying physically fit, eating a sensible and balanced diet, avoiding tobacco and illegal drugs, using alcohol wisely if at all, and learning good living skills and working hard. You're right to care about your health, but the key's not on the dinner plate. ...Read more
Good for most but...:
Flaxseed oil is an excellent source of essential omega 3 ; 6 fatty acids. It likely reduces inflammation ; helps prevent heart disease ; cancer. However, some people have difficulty converting the omega 3 ala into epa ; dha (found in fish oil). It might harm those with diabetes, schizophrenia, macular degeneration ; prostate cancer. See
http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/flaxseed-oil. ...Read more
Let him do it: It's a great binder for paint and a component for putty, and is probably not going to do him any harm and may make him feel better. If he believes all the health claims made for the stuff, he'd be reading uncritically. If he's got any real health issues, he needs to "use his flaxseed oil" in conjuction with something evidence-based. ...Read more
Ate heated flaxseed oil the other day and became very sick, 3 days later still don't feel 100%, better but not 100%? Anything I should do?
Take Vit. E and...: Flaxseed oil is very healthy to eat when raw but becomes oxidized when heated, which makes it somewhat toxic. These effects will lessen but taking fat-soluble antioxidants like Vitamin E can help (take natural E with mixed tocopherols). Eating healthy oils like flax and fish oil will help displace the toxic oils from your tissues. The homeopathic remedies Nux vomica and Sulphur may also help. ...Read more
V cholesterol: Flax seed can help to lower cholesterol & low-density lipoprotein levels & help reduce the risk of heart disease. Because your body can digest ground flaxseed better than whole flaxseed, the ground flaxseed is preferable. This will provide more of the benefits from the lignans and the omega – 3 –fatty acids in the flaxseed. With flaxseed oil, it is quite important that it be cold pressed. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Oil: Oil goes rancid quicker when in heat or sunlight. Oil kept from air, light and heat may last longer. Taste goes bad when rancid. ...Read more
Yes, it may...: Flaxseed oil is high in polyunsaturated fats and linolenic acid. It has been studied to raise the good HDL cholesterol. Webmd lists increased bleeding as a side effect and recommends stopping it for two weeks before or after any surgery. It should not be used however as a substitute for a blood thinner where needed, like after a stent or for treating atrial fibrillation for example. ...Read more
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Not really: Flax seeds have short chain fatty acids. We thrive on medium land long chain fatty acids. And while we can convert short chain to medium chain, that system is very ineffective and slow. But its better than nothing if you are a vegetarian. ...Read more
Not usually: Has been used in some circles for skin issues. If using any agent worsens a skin condition, stop promptly. ...Read more
Oil: There isn't good scientific evidence for either of these benefitting anything but possibly triglycerides. Anecdotes and commercials abound however. ...Read more
Possibly: It is recommended to take synthroid (thyroxine) on an empty stomach without other pills, supplements or food 30 minutes to 1 hour before any other ingestion. Any soybean product can interfere with absorption and is not recommended. If you must take a related product, I would encourage staggering it 12 hours away from your thyroid medication. ...Read more