Flaxseed Oil Reviews (Linum Usitatissimum)

Rodger 's avatar  Rodger 26/12/2010 09:23

I have been taking Flax Seed Oil with cottage cheese for cancer treatment. Don't know for sure the out come. You can reach me at rodg_007@yahoo.com

9 people liked this.
mandie 's avatar  mandie 17/11/2010 03:44

awesome just started taking flaxseed oil for about a month now an see a huge difference in my skin nails an hair,yay for flaxseed oil

9 people liked this.
Tom 's avatar  Tom 26/01/2011 21:21

Yes Mandie, I guess I too have noticed the difference in my hair and seem to be feeling the difference in my skin now also. I take about a tablespoon of oil mixed in a smoothie in the morning and have been doing so for about a month. In another 2 months or so I hope to see and feel more benefits and plan to then get a full medical to measure any changes in my body organs. I also take Spirilina. Cheers Tom

1 person liked this.
paulo 's avatar  paulo 13/02/2011 04:28

hi everybody, just started taking flaxseed oil, not quite sure how much to take, so started on 3 tablespoons of oil mixed 2 tablespoons cottage cheese fruit yoghurt and muesli. that wont do any harm. any comments or advise please

8 people liked this.
ras london 's avatar  ras london 14/11/2011 16:22

Paulo, please google "BudWig's Diet." The correct ratio should be 2 table spoons of cottage cheese (no more than 2% fat) to 1 table spoon of Flax seed oil. 
Or if taking flax seed oil by itself you can take 2 teaspoons a day. Once in the morning and once at in the evening.

Paulm39083 's avatar  Paulm39083 21/03/2011 19:00

it is interesting to have a look at the studies and conclusions of Dr.Johanna Budwig as it relates to the benefits of flax oil . Her studies were centered around Otto Warburgs findings of the root cause of cancer, she supplimented his studies by searching for a method to help the body absorb the nutrients in flax oil at the cellular level, she accomplished a great deal and the results of her studies has saved many from a long and painful battle with cancer.. search for more information

7 people liked this.
MarciaM 's avatar  MarciaM 24/01/2011 02:42

I am currently undergoing breast cancer treatment and began taking flax seed oil with cottage cheese. I also discovered that the flax seed oil benefits me because I had seizures related to menopause; which then resulted in being put on hormones. The hormones then unfortunately caused breast cancer. But the upside is that the flax seed oil ended most of the seizures; which were very minor. As well read about Dr. Budwig's diet developed in Germany. She cured many people naturally from her diet everything from heart disease to cancer. And she cured incurable cancer. Flax seed oil is a great thing! I feel better and am able to tolerate the treatments more easily now. If you want to prevent cancer diabetes and heart disease or treat menopause without hot flashes give it a try.

7 people liked this.
Bigfan2151 's avatar  Bigfan2151 08/04/2011 19:50

I have been adding flax seed oil to my german shepherds food twice a day for the last month. Every spring he starts scratching from his very dry skin. The groomer recommended flax seed oil added to his food so I do this every spring. The scratching has subsided considerably. I have also notice he seems to be moving better and running faster than his normal speed for his size and age so I'm guessing it is also lubricating his joints. I buy the tablets and puncture them with a tack and then sqeeze it on his food. Once the weather warms up and he is swimming on a regular basis his skin is never dry. Im going to start taking the flax seed oil tablets myself to see if it helps to lubricate my joints.

2 people liked this.
Country_secrets 's avatar  Country_secrets 01/05/2011 21:26

I never thought to give this to my greyhound...But i might just try it as every now and then she gets an upset belly! Thanks for the idea!!!

kathy 's avatar  kathy 13/03/2011 19:31

ive been taking flaxseed oil for 2 months now and used to suffer from ereme hot flashes all day and night long, no more.

2 people liked this.
Rhinds 's avatar  Rhinds 07/10/2010 17:12

I heard about flax seed on the Dr. OZ show, just started taking last week, I have hypertention so iam hoping this will help without having to BP medication, the above is VERY good infromation, Iam not understanding why more people dont take flax seed. I will from now on Iam a 53 yr old male in pretty good heath other than the BP issue,

2 people liked this.
B4marrs 's avatar  B4marrs 11/11/2010 02:10

My Name Is Barbara: Had blood work an Dr suggested taking Flax seed oil"I have been taking Fish Oil Tablets 1200MG day My Cholesterol was elevated"I will continue taking these" I'am 67 Run 3 miles daily an very active"

2 people liked this.
Barbaragrichardson 's avatar  Barbaragrichardson 20/11/2010 20:13

A nutritionist told me to put a drop of flax oil in my eye each night for about six months to get rid of cataracts. Has anyone ever tried this? If so, does it work?

26 people liked this.
Helen 's avatar  Helen 14/07/2011 22:35

I never heard of putting the drops in the eye for cataracts, as a kid our parents at that time would put the seed in the eye to flush out trash in the eye. it worked.
Now i have cataracts and i am looking for a natural way to get rid of them. I will try it . After all, what can i loose? Thanks, i will report back on the progress.

Maryanne  's avatar  Maryanne  08/08/2011 09:57

The oil is expensive I am just wondering if grinding the seeds and sprinkling it on my food will have as much benefit.  Will my body be able to use it as well?

1 person liked this.
redstone1234 's avatar  redstone1234 30/08/2011 19:45

I heard that the ground flaxseed is the best.

Barefoot_one200 's avatar  Barefoot_one200 08/04/2011 15:51

Just two evenings taking one flax seed oil gelcap with dinner, and night sweats are almost gone completely! I cant wait to see what else flax seed oil can do for me.

1 person liked this.
TONYA KRIEZEL 's avatar  TONYA KRIEZEL 25/03/2011 15:37


1 person liked this.
Ncladyluvsfun 's avatar  Ncladyluvsfun 23/03/2011 10:27

I started taking 2 pills twice a day about 8 months ago,,, my triglycerides have dropped over 200 points already with no diet change.. this stuff is amazing!!

1 person liked this.
Laineyspainey 's avatar  Laineyspainey 02/02/2011 11:37

i have been told to add one dessert spoon of flax seeds to a pot of water leave it to almost boil simmer for 5 minutes and then drink it throughout the day with seeds in water. do you think this is a good way to take it???

1 person liked this.
Cynthielle 's avatar  Cynthielle 01/05/2011 17:41

The capsules are so much more convenient. Or sprinkle seeds over salad. No need for boiling water.

1 person liked this.
ras london 's avatar  ras london 14/11/2011 16:38

Please make sure to grind the seeds before taking as the seeds are not easily digested. Secondly, flax seed oil is to be kept cold as it loses it's property and nutritional value when heated. The best way to take it is straight from the bottle about two teaspoons a day.  Remember that it must always be kept refrigerated and used within three weeks after opening because it will spoil after that.
Another way to take it is with  cottage cheese. ( ratio 2 table spoons cottage cheese to 1 table spoon flax oil.  You can use 4 table spoon cottage cheese to 2 table spoon flax oil or even 6:3.  The ratio is always 2:1.Please see Budwig Diet - Flaxseed Oil and Cottage Cheese

kyliepat 's avatar  kyliepat 17/09/2011 07:46

Just add a tablespoon to a protein smoothie in the morning

Serenityonsite 's avatar  Serenityonsite 22/12/2010 23:32

I take a Flax seed oil/Evening Primrose oil combinaton. It helps my mood but it moves my bowels all day. When you manage a restaurant it's a bit inconvenient. I will need to find a balance. My mood is better. I'm 54 and beginning menopause. Morning depression was very bad.

1 person liked this.
Mark Tennis 's avatar  Mark Tennis 14/12/2011 20:00

 I'm sure this is TMI, but I'm not the most "regular" gal on the block. As a gastric bypass surgery patient, I am prone to constipation. I also take iron and calcium supplements which exacerbate things quite a bit. 

When I mentioned this to one of my doctor's nurses, she recommended the Fiber Cleanse from Lady Soma products. It was very easy to use; I just take with a glass of water once a day. 

Most importantly, this stuff works!! I find it's better to take it on a regular basis, rather than waiting to get constipated and then taking it. I feel good taking it every day because I know it is all natural, and it keeps me nice and regular.

Bolinz11 's avatar  Bolinz11 18/11/2011 06:28

I've been giving my 7 yr old daughter 1 teaspoon of flaxseed oil stirred in a glass of apple juice with her breakfast every morning for a few months now and it has made a distinct improvement to the appearance of her trunk which is afflicted with pityriasis lichenoides (PLC, PLEVA) lesions. She likes the taste too! I will continue to use this as her skin is less dry and less inflamed looking.

Crowleys 's avatar  Crowleys 20/09/2011 08:34

I read in the Sun last week that flaxseed oil can cause cancer i now have been diagnosed with breast cancer after taking them for 1 year help is it true sad mo

ras london 's avatar  ras london 14/11/2011 16:41

I have never heard of flaxseed oil causing cancer but I have heard of it curing cancer when combined with cottage cheese.  Please google 
The Budwig Diet - Flaxseed Oil and Cottage Cheese

Guest 's avatar  Guest 21/09/2011 17:43

I hope someone responds.

Zarjevie2001 's avatar  Zarjevie2001 16/09/2011 10:49


Zarjevie2001 's avatar  Zarjevie2001 16/09/2011 10:47

You can find a lot of infos under : Budwig diet  Sincerely  George

Zarjevie2001 's avatar  Zarjevie2001 16/09/2011 10:45

To Rodger, I was trying to send the response to you, however your address is not correct, you can look for informations under : Budwig diet,  All the best   George

blueskyy 's avatar  blueskyy 14/09/2011 01:19

WOW... I can tell you that Flaxseed oil rocks! ... I have been suffering a very debilitating lower back pain for months, all due to a protrusion in my lower vertebrae!.. I have done the GP's / Physios / Cat scans etc etc.. and I can tell you I have been testing out different prescribed and over the counter anti inflamitories - this lower back pain was really debilitating and was aging me as I have been unable to walk or sit down properly, all due to lower back inflammation. Most of these meds seems to be drying me out, my skin, going to the toilet etc..! ..  In the last 3 days I have been taking cold pressed Flaxseed oil 10,000mg's day1 and again day2. Last night I slept the whole night and woke without pain. My whole body feel different - Im totally convinced that my recovery has to be down to Flaxseed oil. 

Robert Patterson 's avatar  Robert Patterson 03/09/2011 02:34

Flax seeds need to be ground just before use to be of benefit.  It you want Omega 3 use chia seeds which don't need to be ground. Flax seeds need to be refrigerated. I just started using the oil.  Flax and soy is good for osteoporosis. Slows down the break down of bone.

redstone1234 's avatar  redstone1234 30/08/2011 19:53

A guy at the health food store where I shop said  the ground flaxseed is better than the oil.Why?

HerbWisdom 's avatar  HerbWisdom 31/08/2011 10:30

Thanks for your enquiry. Whole flaxseeds contain Lignan and fiber whereas the oil only contains alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3 oils), hence the whole seeds are better unless you just want to take a spooonful of Omega 3.

Shivamatt 's avatar  Shivamatt 15/08/2011 23:08

You should note that the cancer-fighting lignans are only found in whole flaxseed and *not* flaxseed oil as stated in the article.  Otherwise, good info.  I use it, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice as a light dressing for salads every day.  It has a very "filling" quality that make my salads very satisfying.

HerbWisdom 's avatar  HerbWisdom 16/08/2011 09:57

Thank you for your feedback. I have now updated the article.
Best regards

Fran_dalton 's avatar  Fran_dalton 25/07/2011 18:24

HI. i have crohn's disease. and i was told to try flax seed oil as it helps with inflammation. i will try anything at this point because i dont want the invasive surgery. but like the rest of you i don't know how much to take so i am taking 1 every day to start. i didnt know till i read this article not to take it with other meds so i will take it like it says 2 hours after my crohn's meds. 

gerty 's avatar  gerty 11/07/2011 11:18

I found flaxseed oil stops me craving sugar and balances my blood sugar.

don_dc 's avatar  don_dc 20/06/2011 17:27

I take flaxseed oil at night with a lean protein shake - it keeps you full during the night and is a great source of essential MUFA oils... Including Omega-6 and Lignens.

I sprinkle ground flaxseed on rice (1 cup brown rice and 1 tablespoon wild rice) for an early dinner.  I try to minimize carbs in the afternoon but consume carbs in the morning after strenght training.

Cecille C. 's avatar  Cecille C. 12/06/2011 04:55

why is flaxseed oil not recommended for breast-feeding moms?

HerbWisdom 's avatar  HerbWisdom 12/06/2011 09:39

Thanks for your enquiry. Please find the following safety info for Flaxseed Oil:

 Although one small pilot study of breast-feeding women showed no adverse effects in infants whose mothers took flaxseed oil, pregnant and breast-feeding women are not advised to use flaxseed or flaxseed oil. Potentially, the unpredictable estrogenic or anti-estrogenic effects may affect developing babies before and immediately after birth. In addition, the possible effects of flaxseed or flaxseed oil for young children have not been studied, so their use is not recommended for children under 12 years of age.

Mattiedavis6591 's avatar  Mattiedavis6591 11/02/2011 00:22

I love flaxseed!

NELI_BEN 's avatar  NELI_BEN 21/01/2011 20:11


SUNSINe 's avatar  SUNSINe 02/01/2011 17:40

Well . . . .I was in the health food store and remembered hearing all the benefits of flax seed oil. I decided to go wotht he actual oil instead of tablets. I hope thiswill help with my damaged hair and eczema. Roger I will be praying for you :0

Trice308 's avatar  Trice308 20/10/2010 02:53

Good information work on your spelling.

Peedie1951 's avatar  Peedie1951 21/10/2010 19:47

Why "beat up" on someone just because they do not spell as well as you? Good article, the last comment was not necessary.

30 people liked this.
Rey_celis 's avatar  Rey_celis 22/04/2011 14:46

I have taking flaxseed oil in softgels form & it has been of great benifits to my health and thanks for this article on FLAXSEED! More power!

2 people liked this.