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.

Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
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Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
Patients
Patients with evaluations
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Perceived effectiveness

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

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
daily
Patients
15
Dosage
1 tbs. daily
Patients
11
Dosage
2 tbs. daily
Patients
11
Dosage
1,000 mg daily
Patients
10
Dosage
2,000 mg daily
Patients
8
Dosage
1 mg daily
Patients
5
Dosage
1 tps. daily
Patients
3
Dosage
2 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
3 tbs. daily
Patients
3
Dosage
4 tbs. daily
Patients
3

Dosages based on patients currently taking Flaxseed.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Flaxseed (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
7
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
5
Reason
Expense
Patients
1
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
1
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
See all 17 patients who’ve stopped taking Flaxseed

Duration

Currently Taking Flaxseed
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
0
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
2
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
7
Stopped Taking Flaxseed
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
0
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
4
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
4
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
5

Adherence


Always
Patients
12
55%
Usually
Patients
7
32%
Sometimes
Patients
3
14%
Never
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very
Patients
1
5%
Somewhat
Patients
0
0%
A little
Patients
6
27%
Not at all
Patients
15
68%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
5
29%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
17
100%
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4 patient evaluations for Flaxseed

purple617
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purple617
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F57y
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
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:F34y
FM:6y 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: Not specified monthly

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itsnotmummy
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itsnotmummy
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Little
Stiffness: All
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F55y
FM:12y 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: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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