What is Flaxseed Oil?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Barlean's Flax Oil Nature's Bounty Flaxseed Oil NatureMade Flaxseed Oil Show all

false

See also: Linseed oil

Flaxseed oil (also known as Linseed Oil) is highly recommended for the general well being and whole body nutrition and is considered to be nature's richest source of omega-3 fatty acids that are required for the health of almost all body systems.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 194 52
Multiple sclerosis 45 8
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 20 2
Fibromyalgia 8 1
Bowel problems 7 0

Show all 66 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 69

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Flaxseed Oil

Side effect Patients Percentage
Abdominal bloating 2
Acne breakout 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Indigestion 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Flaxseed Oil

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 5
1000 mg daily 2
2 g daily 1
400 mg daily 1
2 x 1,200 mg daily 1
1,000 mg three times daily 1
3600 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Flaxseed Oil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 43
Did not seem to work 23
Expense 12
Personal research 12
Doctor's advice 4
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 92 patients who've stopped taking Flaxseed Oil

Duration

Currently taking Flaxseed Oil

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 7

Stopped taking Flaxseed Oil

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 21
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 43
Usually 23
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 18
Not at all hard to take 51
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 45
Not specified 25
Last updated:

22 patient evaluations for Flaxseed Oil

Jun 30, 2019 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1,000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 26, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 1,000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Oct 10, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 22 patient evaluations for Flaxseed Oil