View Full Version : LARGE Amounts of Flax Seeds

07-03-2006, 07:10 PM
Can you eat to much Flax seeds? I recently found out they reduce estradiol levels so I'm eating this **** like candy.
I think I heard once you're only supposed to eat like 2 - 3 talbe spoons a day. True?

07-03-2006, 07:14 PM
you must be spending half the day on the toilet :D

07-03-2006, 07:53 PM
Yea, I feel a little "ehh" but then it passes.
So is this ok then? It's just food right? Can't hurt?

07-03-2006, 07:55 PM
are you ginding the seed? i take about 2 table spoons a day add them in my oats or salads

07-03-2006, 08:28 PM
Flax seed is very high in fibre, but it's also a goitrogen and a source of the ALA form of omega-3, which may have prostate implications in men. I wouldn't go overboard with the stuff, personally.

07-04-2006, 12:46 AM
I've heard possible prostate implications from excessive flax use as well.

07-04-2006, 07:11 AM
I've heard possible prostate implications from excessive flax use as well.

I wonder if it's because of the ginormous poops. ;)

Bruise Brubaker
07-04-2006, 08:33 AM
Is it really the flax or the flax oil which is linked to cancer?

I quickly searched on medline and I just found a study done on rats that flax seeds inhibit prostate cancer growth.

Fats in the oil can get rancid, while the fats withing the flax seed husks are very well protected from air exposure.

Also you need in your diet at least equal amount of saturated and polyinsaturated fats to protect these fragile fats. Flax is so damn high in polyinsaturated...

07-04-2006, 10:56 AM
I don't belive it's cancer that's associated with flax but rather BPH.