What is Flaxseed?

Category: Supplements

Most Popular Types: Flaxseed Meal, Ground Flax seed, 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.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
Patients
Patients with evaluations
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
25

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Flaxseed)
Dosage
daily
Patients
22
Dosage
2 tbs. daily
Patients
13
Dosage
1 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
3 tbs. daily
Patients
4
Dosage
1 tps. daily
Patients
3
Dosage
1 other daily
Patients
3
Dosage
2 mg daily
Patients
3

Dosages based on patients currently taking Flaxseed.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Flaxseed (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
10
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
6
Reason
Expense
Patients
1
Reason
Doctor's advice
Patients
1
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
See all 21 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
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
15
Stopped Taking Flaxseed
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
1
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
4
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
5
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
7

Adherence


Always
Patients
13
50%
Usually
Patients
10
38%
Sometimes
Patients
3
12%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
0
0%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
2
8%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
0
0%
A little hard to take
Patients
7
27%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
17
65%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
0
0%
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
20
77%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
6
23%
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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
FM:12y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See purple617's full Flaxseed history

Jul 14, 2010 (Started Jun 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for circulation in general)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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:F56y
FM:12y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See itsnotmummy's full Flaxseed history

Dec 7, 2008 (Started Dec 07, 2006)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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