View Full Version : Flax Oil And An Upset Tummy

Maki Riddington
11-20-2001, 07:10 PM
Do any of you get a upset stomach when you take your flax oil?

I take mine without food and chase it with Oj or some juice and I feel like vomiting 15 mins later.

Whats the deal?

11-20-2001, 08:07 PM
I never had a problem with it. How much are you taking?

Mr. America
11-20-2001, 09:06 PM

You should not take the flax seed oil orally. I know the feeling you are talking about. I had the same problem back in 90' while training for a regional championship. The problem was alleviated by adding the flax seed oil to my food. For example, mix it in your oatmeal or add it to your protein drinks. Additionally, flax seed oil is best used cold, not heated. Canola oil is preferred when you need to heat the oil up to a high temperature.

Hope all is well!

11-20-2001, 09:23 PM
Yeah dude...how can you eat that shiat straight up :eek: LOL

11-20-2001, 09:30 PM
Originally posted by Mr. America
You should not take the flax seed oil orally.

So you're supposed to inject it?

Mr. America
11-20-2001, 09:34 PM

tuttut :)

Big Show
11-20-2001, 09:40 PM
I used to use Flax Seed Oil in my shakes and had no problem with my stomach.In my opinion the reason you don't feel well is because you're mixing oil with a citric acid(the orange juice)Perhaps find a different way to take your Flax oil.May I suggest mixing a table spoon or 2 in your shakes;)

11-20-2001, 10:22 PM
LOL @ powerman

maki, it's probably best to take any oil with some solid food. I take 2 tbsp. of flax every day with meals and don't have a problem, other than it tastes more like ass every time.

11-21-2001, 04:12 AM
Flaxseed oil doesn't cause stomach upset..

11-21-2001, 05:50 AM
right...however combining it with OJ in your stomach just doesn't seem right. anyways, i always top my cottage cheese in the morning with it.

incidentally...after trying several different brands...arrowhead mills ROCKS.

11-21-2001, 06:56 AM
You guys are all ass monkies.

Just take it off the spoon.

11-21-2001, 12:21 PM
What are the benefits of flax seed oil?

Maki Riddington
11-21-2001, 12:26 PM
Thanks Mr A, I'll start mixing it in my food now.

11-21-2001, 02:13 PM
Originally posted by Sesoku
What are the benefits of flax seed oil?

Some benefits are:
It helps to prevent atherosclerosis.
It lowers elevated blood pressure.
It improves the function of the liver.
It is useful in the treatment of some cases of edema.
It can improve the condition of dull hair.
It is helpful in the treatment of dandruff.
It promotes a healthy immune system.
It lowers total serum cholesterol levels
It lowers LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol).
It improves stamina.
It promotes a faster recovery.
It may treat some cases of depression.
It increases the strength of the nails and strengthens nails that break easily.
It alleviates most cases of dry skin.