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Geeper
11-15-2004, 12:34 PM
OK, several people looked at my diet and told me I didn't have enough essential fats in it so I bouth some flax seed oil today. The container says 1 tablespoon a day, but what would you fellow lifters recomend? And when would be the best time?

Vido
11-15-2004, 10:38 PM
Anytime except around workouts.

Have as much as you want, there's no limit.

usertim
11-15-2004, 11:16 PM
Sorry if someone asked this question in another thread, but whats up with the flaxseed? Is it simply a form of healthy form of fat bodybuilders intake? Or is there more to it...

ryan-
11-16-2004, 12:16 PM
omega 3 fatty acids

Stray
11-16-2004, 01:38 PM
..not to mention the fabulous taste and aroma.

RBC13
11-16-2004, 01:52 PM
Especially when you mix it with Cottage cheese.

geoffgarcia
11-16-2004, 02:02 PM
I could be wrong but I did think there were drawbacks to prolonged flax use and overdosages of it.

Everything in moderation. If your going to be supplementing with a lot of oil I'd recommend switching it up, there is a lot to chose from and Flax isn't the be all end all of oils. Mix in some Udo's, grape seed, olive, hemp, fish, nut, etc.... variety is king:)

Vido
11-16-2004, 06:48 PM
I could be wrong but I did think there were drawbacks to prolonged flax use and overdosages of it.

Everything in moderation.

I'm sure you're right. Water can kill you if you have enough of it. I don't think too many people are consuming anywhere near enough flax to be harmful though.

Geeper
11-17-2004, 07:41 AM
Anytime except around workouts.

Have as much as you want, there's no limit.

WHy would you avoid it around workouts???

geoffgarcia
11-17-2004, 08:21 AM
WHy would you avoid it around workouts???
it slows digestion

Vido
11-17-2004, 11:45 AM
it slows digestion

yup