What is Flaxseed?

Category: Supplements

Most Popular Types: Flax seed tea

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Flax seeds contain high levels of lignans and Omega-3 fatty acids. Lignans may benefit the heart, possess anti-cancer properties and studies performed on mice found reduced growth in specific types of tumors.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Flaxseed"

Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
1
None
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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Flaxseed)
Dosage Patients
daily 15
1 tbs. daily 11
2 tbs. daily 11
1,000 mg daily 11
2,000 mg daily 8
1 mg daily 5
1 tps. daily 3
2 mg daily 3
3 tbs. daily 3
4 tbs. daily 3
Why Patients Stopped Taking Flaxseed (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 7
Did not seem to work 4
Not indicated 2
Expense 1
Personal research 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 15 patients who’ve stopped taking Flaxseed

Duration

Currently Taking Flaxseed
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 18
Stopped Taking Flaxseed
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 4
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 5
2 years or more 4
Adherence
Always
12 55%
Usually
7 32%
Sometimes
3 14%
Never
0 0%
Burden
Very
1 5%
Somewhat
0 0%
A little
6 27%
Not at all
15 68%
Cost per month
$200+
0 0%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
17 100%
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4 patient evaluations for Flaxseed

purple617
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purple617
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: All
Stickman: most
Description:F56y
CFS:?y
FM:11y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See purple617's full Flaxseed history

Jul 14, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Advice & Tips: It is a good general health drug, I just got tired of taking so many medications. But I would take it again, if I felt more strongly about it.

Oct 15, 2009 (Started Jun 29, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

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Ladypisces26
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Ladypisces26
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:F33y
FM:5y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See Ladypisces26's full Flaxseed history

Nov 26, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for circulation in general: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can tell it works because I don't have as much numbness in my legs. There is also less inflamation and swelling.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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itsnotmummy
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itsnotmummy
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F55y
FM:11y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See itsnotmummy's full Flaxseed history

Dec 7, 2008 (Started Dec 07, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bowel irritability: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 2 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: helped with regularity and colestoral
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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