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Goin_Big
07-29-2003, 08:35 AM
How much flaxseed oil can I take in daily? I'd like to take in at least 4 spoonfuls a day, and taste don't matter to me. Will I be safe doing this...any health risks? Thanks ahead of time.

Sinep
07-29-2003, 08:41 AM
Flaxseed oil can be expensive I think. Anyway, I don't think you need that much EFAs. I'd take just enough Flax to get your EFA and fill the rest with Olive oil.

Goin_Big
07-29-2003, 08:47 AM
Can i mix olive oil in with a protein shake or something. The reason being is that I want to get as much fat intake as I can without actually having to eat a ton of food to do it.

bradley
07-29-2003, 09:57 AM
IMO you would be better served using fish oil as a your primary source of n-3 fats and then fill in the rest of your daily fat intake with olive oil, as mentioned above.

Although there are positive health benefits associated with the lignans found in some flaxseed oils (high lignan flaxseed oils), so you still might want to include some flaxseed oil in your diet for this reason.


I was reading about lignans and found some of these which might be of interest:)
http://www.ajcn.org/cgi/content/abstract/76/6/1191
http://highwire.stanford.edu/cgi/medline/pmid;10807439
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10705999&dopt=Abstract

bradley
07-29-2003, 10:01 AM
Originally posted by Goin_Big
Can i mix olive oil in with a protein shake or something. The reason being is that I want to get as much fat intake as I can without actually having to eat a ton of food to do it.

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