What are the health benefits of Flaxseed Oil?

I am taking flaxseed oil everyday. I want to know all of the benefits related to flaxseed oil, and what foods/supplements I should be eating when taking this supplement.

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One Response to “What are the health benefits of Flaxseed Oil?”

  1. happyjack Says:

    Flaxseed oil is a rich source of alpha linoleic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. Alpha linoleic acid is converted into DHA (docosahexanoic acid) and EPA ( eicosapentaenoic acid). It is used to reduce inflammation, promote healty circulation and healthy skin, hair and nails: as well as to improve constipation. It is also used for Asthma, Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar disorder, cancer, cardiovascular disease, copd, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides, IBS, Lupus, osteoporosis, preeclampsia pregnancy, and schizophrenia.
    Too much flaxseed oil can cause diarrhea. Men with prostate cancer should avoid supplemantation with flaxseed oil and use ground seeds instead. Flaxseed ooil has a mild blood thinning effect, so check with dr. if on blood thinning meds.
    Usual dosage is 1-2 tbsp a day or 8-12 capsules a day