View Full Version : Flax Seed Oil?

08-05-2001, 09:50 AM
I currently don't take flax seed oil, I know alot of people do, is it essential, what are the benefits?, Are the caps. as good as the liquid?

08-05-2001, 10:29 AM
no...caps have a tendency to go rancid...get the liquid, keep it in your fridge.....it's a good fat to have in your diet, lots of omega 3s. They are good for your cells and aid in muscle repair, among other things.

08-05-2001, 10:36 AM
It contains the superior omega3 fats.They aid in a lot of the body's functions and in lipolysis as well,
Have at least 1tbsp for every 75lbs of bodyweight.
It's the best thing you can put into your mouth.(don't let your mind go elsewhere please). tuttut

08-05-2001, 10:46 AM
check out http://www.omeganutrition.com/

08-05-2001, 12:11 PM
Excellent for hair skin and most importantly .... recovery.

08-06-2001, 09:44 PM
Another option to oil vs capsules is to just buy the whole seeds. I get them at a health food store for $1.99 a pound. I eat 3 tablespoons a day. You have to grind them up first. It takes about 5 seconds in an electric coffee grinder. Just don't use the same grinder for coffee and flax seeds, because it's almost impossible to totally clean it out after grinding coffee. One advantage is that you don't have to worry about anything going rancid, and another is that you also get some fiber.

I read something a few weeks ago about flax seed lowering testosterone levels. (Maybe that's my problem.) Has anyone else heard anything about this?

the doc
08-06-2001, 10:27 PM
yea i heard about this. It was attributed to the combination of a low fat diet with primary fat consumption from flax seeds causing lowered test levels. These were men who had enlarged prostates so high test levels were deleterious to their health. THus shrinkage via lower test was desired

08-07-2001, 04:56 AM
which may be why keeping omega 6 and omega 3s in a 1:1 ratio is a good thing. a whole lot of one without the other is never good, althouhg usually it's all omega 6s very few omega 3s (if you follow the beloved food guide pyramid)

08-07-2001, 06:56 AM
I've used the whole flax seeds or ground flax seeds in recipes and I also use the gel capsules which I take w/ my multi-vitamin and other supps.

I get my capsules at a small health food store where the stock moves quickly and I've never had problems with them going rancid...depends on your source.

08-07-2001, 07:22 AM
Capsules aren't as well absorbed as straight oil.

08-07-2001, 07:35 AM
Can't find a good way to go with the straight oil...I don't really like the taste and oily stuff makes me gag :p

Grinding the seeds in a coffee grinder and then sprinkling them on food is what I like best...

I have a really good recipe for sweet potato/flaxseed quickbread that I'll have to dig out...yum.

Maki Riddington
08-07-2001, 08:08 AM
Ice, I just take 2-4 tblespoons a day. After each tblespoon I just drink some OJ to get the rancid taste outta my mouth.

08-07-2001, 08:15 AM
Turn of the century circa 1900: "Awhhh...do I HAVE to take my castor oil today?"

Turn of the century circa 2000:"Awhhh...do I HAVE to take my flax seed oil today?"

Maki, would a shot of something stronger than o.j. work just as well? ;) Hmm...this has appeal!

08-07-2001, 08:19 AM
I take it with a scoop of Isopure. Can't taste it.

08-07-2001, 12:29 PM
Everytime I put this awfull thing in my mouth,I'm proud of myself.

08-08-2001, 08:36 PM
I put it in my oatmeal each morning, can`t even taste it.