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    who takes flax seed oil? or cooks with it, etc ...

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    just curious .. ive been thinking of adding this

    what benifits have you seen?

    im not sure i buy that it will help me lose weight, but might help me feel better (i feel great already), or have another benifit i may be unaware of (perhaps something to make my chrons even more in control)

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    Is there a reason you can't take fish oil? The conversion of flax oil (ALA) to what your body needs(DHA) is not great.

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    Personally, I would stay away. It's a very fragile oil (prone to rancidity and oxidation) so I would NEVER cook with it. The omega-3 is ALA, which your body can barely convert to the "active" forms (EPA and DHA). I just don't see any reason to ingest it, but maybe I'm missing something.

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    I just bought a bottle which I plan to use only for pan seasoning

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    It's useless if not damaging. Avoid.


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    perhaps i will move to fish oil instead .. can anyone recomend what to look for?
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    I can't take fish oil due to an allergy and try to take flax oil capsules regularly, but I don't see any great benefit, so then I stop taking it for a while, pick it up again, and so the cycle continues. I also can't eat fish and seafood due to said allergy, but I figure if I stay away from junk and rein in my nut intake, what's the worst that could happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unchatenfrance View Post
    I can't take fish oil due to an allergy and try to take flax oil capsules regularly, but I don't see any great benefit, so then I stop taking it for a while, pick it up again, and so the cycle continues. I also can't eat fish and seafood due to said allergy, but I figure if I stay away from junk and rein in my nut intake, what's the worst that could happen?
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    How do you keep the fish oil pills down? Every time I take one I burp up the rancid taste all day long. Yuck I hate those things

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    Apparently, krill oil is better for not producing the 'fishy belching' affect.

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