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Doctor insights on: Flax Borage Oil

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Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Yes: You can try each of the above after a warm shower and use plastic wrap over the dry area doe 1 h-2 hours. ...Read more

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Whats the danger in using borage oil or pilla?

Whats the danger in using borage oil or pilla?

Liver issues: can occur if the product has unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Because of the concern of reliable quality in US products, I usually prefer other sources of GLA. There are companies that remove the pyrrolizidine alkaloids, but you should be careful about choosing your product. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take borage oil pills to induce labor?

I wouldnt: I never recommend anything to induce labor unless it is in a more controlled environment. Letting your labor naturally start is always safer for you and your baby. Unless of course, you are going too far past your due date. I wouldnt take a chance with over the counter products to induce labor, . ...Read more

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Can i take a fish, flax, and borage vitamin with a multi vitamin?

Can i take a fish, flax, and borage vitamin with a multi vitamin?

Yes, however...: Yes, this is fine. For good health we need essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids ; amino acids. Fish, flax ; borage provide essential omega 3 ; 6 fatty acids. One should get Amino Acids through diet. Optimal health also requires phytonutrients from fruits ; vegetables so a healthy diet is essential. For best absorption take oils ; vit separately, vits after breakfast/lunch, oils after dinner. ...Read more

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What are the benefits to cooking with flax seed oil?

What are the benefits to cooking with flax seed oil?

Possibly inflamation: Flaxseed oil is a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid. The alpha-linolenic acid and related chemicals in flaxseed oil may decrease inflammation. That is why flaxseed oil is thought to be useful for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

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What are the proven advantages of taking flax seed oil?

What are the proven advantages of taking flax seed oil?

V cholesterol/ fats: 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