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Flax Seed Oil Health
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Oxidiation: Flax seed oil become oxidized rapidly with heat. ...Read more
Good start!: Cold pressed is good, avoid preservatives.Get a more detailed answer ›
Should I take flax seed oil pills while I am also getting a daily dose of ground flax seeds at the same time?
Up to you.: You can but it isn't necessary.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Flax seed oil is an excellent source of essential omega 3 ; 6 fatty acids. It does not cause cysts. ...Read more
Doubtful!: No one thing usually makes performance better. It is an overall process of diet/good nutrition, rest, fluid intake, mental health, sleep and adequate rest, stretching and avoiding bad health habits. Don't put all of your eggs in one basket. Variety is the spice of life. Work with a reputable trainer to enhance performance with the above taken into consideration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For what purpose?: The body has to convert the omega 3 fatty acids in flax seed oil into epa and dha which are 2 kinds of omega 3 fatty acids which the body can utilize. Only 10% of the ala in flax seed oil is converted into epa and dha which are present in fish oil. Fish oil is better than flax seed oil for this reason. ...Read more
Only: If you want to waste your money. Spend your money more wisely on quality food, exrcise and test strips. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more
Is it ok to take universal nutrition: animal cuts with a combination of flax seed oil or fish oil?
Yes: No harm to that -- just a bit silly if you asked me. ...Read more
Can flax seed oil help me to gain weight eventually? It seemed to have helped to regulate my blood pressure which was normally high.
Can be a factor: Flax seed oil makes platelets more slippery and therefore reduce clotting. When combined with Coumadin (warfarin) this can be a factor for increasing bleeding and potentially dangerous. Close followup with your physician to monitor your protimes will help to reduce this risk and allow you to enjoy the benefits of the flax seed oil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most recommended seems to be b-complex. Tablets containing fish oils will probably be helpful too to speed up the growth of your hair.. ...Read more
I need to gain weight. Will flax seed oil help? How do I get rid of acne quickly, cheaply, and naturally?
Weight gain: weight gain should be done with a healthy diet and muscle building exercises. (Eating more calories than you burn off). Depending on the severity of your acne you may need more than just over the counter face washes. Ask your parent to make you an appointment with your pediatrician to go over your concerns. Good luck! ...Read more