What is Flaxseed Oil?

Category: Supplements

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

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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 181 52
Multiple sclerosis 43 8
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 20 2
Bowel problems 6 0
Increase effect of another treatment 6 1

Show all 48 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
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 4
None 69

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Flaxseed Oil

Side effect Patients
Abdominal bloating 2
Acne breakout 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Indigestion 1
Neutral side effects 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Flaxseed Oil

Dosage Patients
daily 20
1,000 mg daily 6
1,000 mg daily 5
1,000 mg twice daily 3
2 tbs. daily 2
1,200 mg daily 2
2 x 1,000 mg daily 2
1 tbs. daily 1
2 g daily 1
2 tbs. twice daily 1

See all 16 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Flaxseed Oil

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 41
Did not seem to work 22
Expense 12
Personal research 12
Doctor's advice 4
Course of treatment ended 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 87 patients who've stopped taking Flaxseed Oil

Duration

Currently taking Flaxseed Oil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 8
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 14

Stopped taking Flaxseed Oil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 23
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 19
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 43
Usually 23
Sometimes 8
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 46
Not specified 24
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22 patient evaluations for Flaxseed Oil

Jul 24, 2017 (Started Jan 28, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 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
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