What is Flaxseed Omega 3?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Flax Oil Highest Lignan Omega-3 Vegan Flaxseed Oil Omega-3 with Vitamin E

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Flaxseed is a plant source of omega 3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are key nutrients in many body functions including, cholesterol control, circulation, tissue and cell formation and heart health.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 19 3
Inflammation 6 3
Multiple Sclerosis 5 0
Bowel problems 1 0
Increase effect of another treatment 1 0
Major Depressive Disorder 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Flaxseed Omega 3

Side effect Patients
Abdominal cramps 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Flaxseed Omega 3

Dosage Patients
daily 2
1 other daily 1
1 tbs. daily 1
2 x 1,000 mg daily 1
3,000 mg daily 1
2 x 1,300 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Flaxseed Omega 3

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Flaxseed Omega 3

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Flaxseed Omega 3

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 3
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2 patient evaluations for Flaxseed Omega 3

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danie0330
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danie0330
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 42
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 1 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: b
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

See danie0330's full Flaxseed Omega 3 history

Mar 23, 2015 (Started Aug 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Inflammation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
Shakin
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Shakin
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
Parkinson's

See Shakin's full Flaxseed Omega 3 history

Oct 21, 2009 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 tbs. Daily
Advice & Tips: Taken as general health supplement, ran out.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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