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okitasoushi
03-23-2005, 04:43 PM
Hi what is a flax oil seed thing and is it expensive? i see it in a lot of peoples diets.

RideDaLightin
03-23-2005, 04:47 PM
It's dirt cheap .

http://www.bodybuilding.com/store/flax.html

rgkstl
03-23-2005, 05:00 PM
Flax oil is the plant kingdoms form of EFA's.

It is dirt cheap, and good for you. You will not however reap as much of the benefits that DHA/EPA exert from for instance fish oil for heart protection, etc. though. The parent of Flax is ALA and though it "can" be broken down by the body into the DHA/EPA, it is not done with efficiency.

Don't get me wrong, I am not condemming flax, just may find it wise to use both along with monosaturated fats for your fat intake.

GXSR
03-23-2005, 05:19 PM
tblspn has 140 calories in it

i have increased the amount i take now

4 times per day i mix it jucie
thats over 560 calories just in oil

(i also take fish iol in the tablet form 3 time daily)