Flaxseed Oil comes from flaxseed (a seed) found in a plant called Linum usitatissimum. This oil contains omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). We carry this supplement in 1000mg.
ALA is essential for health and is linked to multiple health benefits and decreased inflammation. Using Flaxseed Oil has been associated with benefits like improved heart health and protection of aging against the brain. Some studies in animals have shown that Flaxseed Oil has potential to reduce cancer cell growth. Flaxseed Oil may improve the elasticity of the arteries and lower blood pressure while also acting as both an antidiarrheal component and laxative to help with constipation and diarrhea (although studies are still in progress).
It is in your best interest to consult your doctor on how to properly take supplements before proceeding to take Flaxseed Oil.
Females generally need 1,100mg of ALA where as males generally need 1600mg a day.
It is suggested you take one capsule twice a day. Do not exceed more than 2 capsules a day.
Avoid the use of this product (Flaxseed Oil) during the course of pregnancy.
Since Flaxseed Oil can be used as a blood thinner, avoid taking Flaxseed Oil within two weeks of surgery. Avoid using anticoagulant and anti-platelet drugs, herbs and supplements, mixing these drugs with Flaxseed may increase the chance of bleeding (thin blood). Diabetes medication should not be mixed with Flaxseed Oil as the combination may lower your blood pressure too much. This product may decrease the effectiveness of hormonal birth controls. Flaxseed Oil has the potential to decrease absorption of oral drugs; it is suggested you take these medications at least 2 hours apart. In some people, Flaxseed Oil has caused allergic reactions.
The evidence is mixed as to whether there is a link between Flaxseed Oil and prostate cancer.
It is important to drink lots of fluid while taking this supplement; not drinking enough water can lead to constipation, gas, and bloating.
Allergic reactions have occurred in some people after taking Flaxseed Oil.
Other side effects may include stomachaches.
Can my child use my Flaxseed Oil supplements?
It is not recommended that children use Flaxseed Oil; this is because there has not been enough studies to show that Flaxseed Oil is safe or effective for children.
Can I breastfeed while using this product?
It is not suggested to breastfeed while using Flaxseed Oil due to there being a lack of evidence to show whether or not it will pass into breast milk and harm an unborn baby.
Can I use this product while pregnant?
Using Flaxseed Oil while pregnant may cause some adverse effects on the pregnancy such as premature birth.
Is this product animal friendly?
Yes! Since it is loaded with ALA, it is relatively safe for the consumption of animals; however, anything taken in too large of quantities can be bad for you. Most animal diets already consist of high omegas, however if your dog is low on fatty acids, flaxseed oil can be used in animals.