Is consuming flaxseed oil bad for me?

Is consuming flaxseed oil bad for me?

There are 17 comments on the GoErie.com story from Dec 10, 2008, titled Is consuming flaxseed oil bad for me?. In it, GoErie.com reports that:

Q. I am 72 years old and have prostate cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and triglycerides and diabetes.

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Jim

Upland, CA

#1 Dec 10, 2008
Hi Folks, please understand that ALA is the culprit, not flax oil. The ALA referenced in the study was derived from meat, not the vegetarian source found in flax oil. I am saddened that this wonderful supplement consistently receives a bad rap due to inaccurate, incomplete studies.
Flax seed oil

Virginia Beach, VA

#2 Dec 10, 2008
Flax oil is not that great a way to increase your omega 3 levels - since it has the ala instead of the good types DHA and EPA. You should grind your own flax seed cause it's best qualities are high fiber levels. It also has lignans which have been suggested to be anti cancer. I would stay away from the oil though.
To Learn More About Omega 3 -> http://www.omega-3-for-your-health.com
Paul Beauregard

Norwalk, CT

#3 Dec 11, 2008
I had never heard of flaxseed oil being a problem for diabetics...I did some digging and found this great article on flaxseed oil and other fats and how they work into a diabetic diet. Go to http://www.dlife.com and type in flaxseed oil into the search. There's a lot of good stuff on nutrition in there- hope that helps!
Shane Mac

Union, SC

#4 Dec 22, 2008
I have been searching post on Flax Seed Oil.

I have had a phonominum to accur while using flax seed oil.

I am 44 years old and pre-mature grey at the age of 30.
I started using flax seed on the advice of my dietician , to help me in changing my diet due to diabetes. Here is the phonominum , with in one month of taking one 1000 mg flax seed oil capsules twice a day . In one month I noticed my grey hair was returning to is natural color. I was so amazed. My wife asked did you color your hair ? I said no - She was totaly upset because she like the grey. I on the other hand felt I have found the fountain of youth- words could not discribe.
I know everyone’s body chemistry is dif. and this may not have the same effect to others .
I would like to hear from those that have had this same phonominum to happen with flax seed oil. Please email me at [email protected]

Thanks
lakerman1

Oil City, PA

#5 Dec 22, 2008
Shane, phenomenon, please!
Look Over Your Shoulder

Waterford, PA

#6 Dec 23, 2008
lakerman1 wrote:
Shane, phenomenon, please!
Get a life and some hobbies you old coot!!
lakerman1

Oil City, PA

#7 Dec 23, 2008
look, I rarely comment on spelling or grammar - even when you and those of your ilk post. But the spelling of that word was painful! so I offered a correction! Now go back to watching videos of Barney Frank speeches.

Since: Oct 08

Various parts of America

#8 Dec 24, 2008
lakerman1 wrote:
look, I rarely comment on spelling or grammar - even when you and those of your ilk post. But the spelling of that word was painful! so I offered a correction! Now go back to watching videos of Barney Frank speeches.
Ilk here. Go suck a rotten egg.

Feenommeenum.
Chandu

Hudson, OH

#9 Dec 26, 2008
No matter what Schwartz 'told you', that's NOT flaxseed oil!
Shane Mac

Bay Minette, AL

#10 Jan 21, 2009
Sorry for the misspelling was typing and not paying attention. Born and raised in Chicago, Forgot how people from northern states can be so impolite.
Here is a repost - Post is what is important,, not the spelling. And yes, you to will be old one day. Please remember that.

I have been searching post on Flax Seed Oil.

I have had a phenomenon to occur while using flax seed oil.

I am 44 years old and pre-mature grey at the age of 30.
I started using flax seed on the advice of my dietician, to help me in changing my diet due to diabetes. Here is the phenomena, with in one month of taking one 1000 mg flax seed oil capsules twice a day . In one month I noticed my grey hair was returning to is natural color. I was so amazed. My wife asked did you color your hair ? I said no - She was totally upset because she like the grey. I on the other hand felt I have found the fountain of youth- words could not describe.
I know everyone’s body chemistry is dif. and this may not have the same effect to others.
I would like to hear from those that have had this same phenomenon to happen with flax seed oil. Please email me at [email protected]

Thanks
jocoman english

United States

#11 Jan 21, 2009
I hear it makes your sh it greasy.
Shane Mac

Bay Minette, AL

#12 Jan 21, 2009
Thanks --- Eyes on the Prize

You are the best.
Starlady0_1

Saint Petersburg, FL

#14 Jun 17, 2009
Yes flaxseed can improve your hair. Unsure if it will do as well as yours did but it does help.

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Herbs-Health-3224/...
Luna

United States

#15 Nov 19, 2009
I recommend:

Extra virgin olive oil (uncooked or cooked at temps under 200 degrees).

Coconut Oil (can cook at high temps)

Both of the above oils are very healthy, also I'm sure you can find them in capsule form if that is what you are looking for.
David Musgrave

Napier, New Zealand

#16 Dec 7, 2009
Flax seed oil wrote:
Flax oil is not that great a way to increase your omega 3 levels - since it has the ala instead of the good types DHA and EPA. You should grind your own flax seed cause it's best qualities are high fiber levels. It also has lignans which have been suggested to be anti cancer. I would stay away from the oil though.
To Learn More About Omega 3 -> http://www.omega-3-for-your-health.com
The EPA and DHA have only limited function in the body, yet the ALA from Flax oil should be an active component of EVERY cell in your body. The effects of taking a good flax oil on your body will be profound - glowing healthy skin, hair (see post below) and nails, increased energy levels, healing from heart and diabetic problems - the list goes on. ALA is the Omega-3 your body cannot make and we can and do make EPA and DHA from ALA.
Scarlett

Daytona Beach, FL

#18 Aug 19, 2012
Look up the Budwig protocol for cancer victims. It proports a daily combo of cold-pressed flaxseed oil combined with the high-quality protein of cottage cheese. This electron-rich food floods the body with Omega 3s and works towards cell restoration. I'm lucky, I don't have cancer, but I feel absolutely wonderful after 4 weeks of everyday use. Waiting for hair to turn back tho!!
Alex N

Westwood, NJ

#19 Nov 15, 2012
Hi Shane, YES I did have the same amazing results!! I am 57 and in the past 3 years I had noticed an accelerated hair change over to grey, but chalked it up to the detriments of getting older. I then started taking vitamins due to some deficiencies found in a blood test, and with a slightly elevated cholesterol level, I started to take fish oil. After about 6 months I added Flaxseed Oil, 1- 1,000 mg capsule per day, and in one weeks time I noticed a darkening of the grey. I thought this darkening may have been my imagination, but then I went to salt & pepper to mostly dark hair with light grey highlights ... it was not imagination, there is some constituent in Flaxseed Oil that caused restoration of natural pigments ... not sure what, but maybe lignin. I definitely would like to hear if it works for both men and women. A female friend will be doing some experimenting, so stay tuned to more breaking information. FYI, people at my workplace remarked on the change... so it is not just my perception. Also ... unlike you ... I look better with dark hair.
Shane Mac wrote:
Sorry for the misspelling was typing and not paying attention. Born and raised in Chicago, Forgot how people from northern states can be so impolite.
Here is a repost - Post is what is important,, not the spelling. And yes, you to will be old one day. Please remember that.
I have been searching post on Flax Seed Oil.
I have had a phenomenon to occur while using flax seed oil.
I am 44 years old and pre-mature grey at the age of 30.
I started using flax seed on the advice of my dietician, to help me in changing my diet due to diabetes. Here is the phenomena, with in one month of taking one 1000 mg flax seed oil capsules twice a day . In one month I noticed my grey hair was returning to is natural color. I was so amazed. My wife asked did you color your hair ? I said no - She was totally upset because she like the grey. I on the other hand felt I have found the fountain of youth- words could not describe.
I know everyone’s body chemistry is dif. and this may not have the same effect to others.
I would like to hear from those that have had this same phenomenon to happen with flax seed oil. Please email me at [email protected]
Thanks

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