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fish oil??

any one take it to lower coestoral (sp)

Sat. May 13, 2:07pm

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I take a mixed essential fatty acid supplement because of cardiac risk factors. I don't know how much it has affected my cholesterol; I also exercise and eat a healthy diet. However, in 2 years, I lowered my total cholesterol from 218 to 184 and improved my HDL and LDL.

Saturday, May 13, 2006, 9:40 PM

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I take it sometimes to reduce menstrual cramps. I know that sounds odd, but it seems to help! I think it also has a slight laxative effect, as well.

Sunday, May 14, 2006, 11:55 AM

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im going to try it and see

Tuesday, May 16, 2006, 7:04 AM

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i take fish oil caplets a few times a week not everyday, and I also eat a flax cereal high in omega 3, and I have noticed that I feel more energy during my cardio, also it does have a laxative effect. Not that this is nioce info but before I would have a bowel movement 1 a day or every other, now it's like three times a day and I am feeling so much more healthy.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006, 8:09 AM

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I plan on getting some fish oil but I just started taking flax seed oil capsules. I tried some fish oil capsules once but I gagged. Now I want to get ahold of some of the flavored fish oils. I was given a sample of lemon flavored fish oil and it was quite tolerable. These oils have multiple health benefits for you so they are definately recommended.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 5:14 AM

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is a flax seed oil tablet better to have than just ground flax seed??

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 10:46 AM

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Both flax seeds and flax oil are excellent for you. Flax seeds must be ground or they pass through the body without yielding their nutrients. You can use a coffee grinder or some blenders or food processors will work. You can also buy already ground flax meal. Be sure to refridgerate the ground flax seeds. The flax seeds are also very cheap, as opposed to the oils. They are also high in protein and fiber.

Flax oil should be refridgerated as it too is an unstable oil. You shouldn't cook with the oil, but if you don't want to just swallow a teaspoon of it you can take capsules or drizzle it on a bit of salad or veggies.

The flax council of Canaca has some good information on nutrients at The recommend either 5 grams (about 1 teaspoon) of oil or 8 grams (about 1 tablespoon) or ground flax seeds to get the same amount of healthy high omega 3 fatty acids or ALA.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 5:39 PM

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