Question by  worker42 (21)

How much flax seed should I consume in a day?

I was told to take flax seed oil and have no idea how much to take.


Answer by  Gingercakes (920)

You should take 1 teaspoon a day. However it would be a good idea to ask your doctor what they would recommend, since flax seed oil could interfere with other medication you are taking


Answer by  notsosmart (29)

It is recommended that adults take adults take 1000mg of flax seed oil one to three times daily. Some studies have shown it to be safe to use up to 30 grams daily without side effects.


Answer by  Melissa93 (29)

In order to get the health benefits of flax seed oil you should consume at least 2 tablespoons a day. More may have a laxative effect.


Answer by  Lore (174)

Normal dosage of flaxseed oil for an adult would be 1 to 2 tablespoons daily. If you are using just flaxseed, it is best if it is ground before eating. Normal dosage for an adult of ground flaxseed would be 2 to 4 tablespoons daily either at one time or split up throughout the day.


Answer by  LanDroid (75)

Well that depends on what kind of bird you are. If you're a hummingbird or a golden finch, you're too small for flax seed so forget it. But if you're a woodpecker or crow, about 1/2 cup should do...

posted by Anonymous
Very amusing answer, LanDroid; but not very helpful or intelligent. 1-2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil per day seems to be the consensus of opinion. On the days you eat fish or other omega rich foods, use less.  add a comment
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