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I'm looking into buying some flax seed oil capsules for the fatty acids. They come in a million different concentrations and some say to take up to like 6 capsules daily. Does anyone have any recommendation for how many mg to take and how often?
 

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i have heard/ read from (what i consider) reliable sources: up to 2grams daily! i know that sounds like a lot, but it seems, the more the better.
 

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I read you should take at least 1 Tablespoon of flaxseed oil for benefits, but capsules are different. You have to take 3 to 6 capsules a day, depending on the brand. That is the reason I like flaxseed oil. It is simplier and cheaper.
 

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It would depend on your intake of omega-6. It's the omega-3 to omega-6 ratio that really counts, not just the amount of one or the other. You also want to be careful you aren't getting <i>too much</i> omega-3, so whatever you take, make sure you don't overdo it.
 

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Well then, this is as clear as tar <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"><br><br><br><br>
Thing is, I'm not going to a) take tons of capsules a day, just won't happen, b) have something to eat with flax oil every day. Sources I've read say you need to take like 14 capsules a day. That's absolutely insane!
 

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Flax seeds don't go rancid as quickly as flax seed oil does. Buy it in small amounts in a dark container and store it in the fridge.
 

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Walnuts and canola oil are good for omega-3 too (aren't they?)<br><br><br><br>
Maybe the best thing to do is to try to have a tablespoon of ground flax with cereal, and then incorporate either walnuts/walnut oil/canola oil/more ground flax into some other part of your day? This is what I <i>try</i> to do, although I don't always manage it.
 

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Flax seeds don't go rancid as quickly as flax seed oil does. Buy it in small amounts in a dark container and store it in the fridge.</div>
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The supplements guy at the co-op told me that I would need tons of ground flax seeds in order to get enough oil out of them daily to get the right fatty acids. I actually do own some flax seeds, but my minicuisinart won't grind them, and I don't own a coffee grider (nor do I have much $ right now to buy one).
 
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