Flaxseed oil 1000mg health benefits and side effects

Flaxseed oil 1000mg

Flaxseed oil infographicOils of various sorts are conducive to the functioning of biological organisms.  They usually contain a mass collaboration of vitamins and minerals.  Since this article is about Flaxseed Oil  1000mg (also known as Linseed Oil) – we shall note that the vitamins and minerals contain are: potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fiber, Vitamins A, C, E, and K, all the B vitamins, and zinc.

In a sense, Flax seed oil can be thought of the natural equivalent of the multivitamin supplements you buy off the shelf, which are often synthetic.

Each of these is a nootropic in its own right (for example the blood friendly effects of magnesium) but as it is inconvenient to discuss each one (there are separate articles about them anyway) this review focuses on Flax seed oils GABA (Gamma-amino-butyric acid) modulation, based on a combination of the Omega-3 it contains and the assistance of the vitamins and minerals.


After administration of Flax seed oil from food or supplement, you will notice:

  • A general mental clarity
  • A calm but alert state
  • Improved mood, anti-depressive[1]
  • A heightened capacity to attain and retain information (in other words you will be able to learn more efficiently)
  • Better memory
  • Increased libido


Flaxseed OilFlax seed oil also does the following:

  • Optimizes the bioavailability of certain other nootropics which are lipid soluble, such as pramiracetam, aniracetam, and noopept
  • Speeds up metabolism, resulting in weight loss and encouraged blood flow to the brain
  • Mediates activation of the serotonergic receptor 5HT2[2]
  • Promotes production of the amino acid L-dopa, the precursor to dopamine secretion[3]
  • Reduces the risk of ulcers from anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen

Flax seed oil also increases the production of alpha-linolenic acid, which is critical for cardiovascular health.



Flax seed oil is quite harmless – your body will simply excrete the excess.  It is usually recommended 500-1,000g.  Also for your information – your body cant synthesise Omega-3 fatty acids.  So you best take something, as it is quite vital to your life, as you can now see.




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Can flaxseed oil help with erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (E.D.) can be caused by diabetes, drugs, hormonal imbalance, or even by psychological problems and instabilities.  E.D. means that you do not have the ability to keep an erection for a long enough time in order to have sexual intercourse.  There are many treatments for erectile dysfunction. Some of these treatments are drug and psychological therapy (psychotherapy), surgery and vacuum devices. Another way to help ED is by using naturopathic or natural treatments. One of these naturally treatments is consuming flaxseed or flaxseed oil.

Flaxseed meal is a great way to consume the flaxseed needed for this treatment. Flaxseed meal is basically ground flaxseed that can be produced by grinding whole flaxseed in a flax seed grinder. The fibre in flaxseed is the major ingredient in flaxseed that benefits erectile dysfunction.

How many calories are in flaxseed?

One cup of flaxseed there are approximately 800 calories, 65 grams of fat, and 45 grams of carbohydrates. Although the fat content is very high, only five grams are saturated fat. Five grams of unsaturated fat is not too bad for your body.

There are also 45 grams of polyunsaturated fat. These are the “good” fats, or fatty acids, are the source for most of the benefits flaxseed oil provides. There are also 28 grams of protein which also is very good for your body. It can be very beneficial in muscle re-growth and repair. Protein also does many other great things for your body.

Can Flaxseed Oil be used for Weight loss?

Flaxseed oil can help you lose weight in many ways. All of these ways revolve mostly around the fiber, which can help you to relieve constipation, and Omega-3 fatty acids found in flaxseed.

Flaxseed oil is rich in fiber. Eating fiber gives you more of a “full” feeling so you will be satisfied with less food. The fiber in flaxseed oil is also good for your intestinal health, kidney function, bowl movements, and it helps to lower your cholesterol. All of these healthy aspects will give you more energy to workout and get things done.

The omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil work unlike almost all fats. It does not fall under my definition of a fat; something that will contribute to you being overweight. Omega-3 actually works against saturated unhealthy fats. It helps to prevent obesity, stroke, and cardiovascular disease, which other fats help to cause.

Flaxseed oil basically helps you lose weight by making you feel more full, making you more healthy, and giving you more energy to exercise.


Preparation & Storage

It should be ground into a power before consuming, else the flaxseed will pass through your system without receiving any nutrients. For this reason a good investment could be made in a flaxseed or coffee grinder.  Specialised Flaxseed grinders are difficult to find, however most coffee grinders should do the trick just as well.  Another tip for buying flaxseed is to buy it in high quantity for cheaper prices.  You should grind a good portion of the flaxseed, which can be up to a few weeks worth. This will take much less time than grinding or crushing it every day.  It is important that you put the ground flaxseed in an air-tight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Flaxseed Oil vs Fish Oil

Both flaxseed oil and fish oil have many benefits. A comparison between the benefits and side effects of flaxseed oil and fish oil is given below.

Flaxseed oil benefits :

  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Helps lower cholesterol
  • Reduces the risk of cancer
  • Protects against heart disease
  • Aids the growth of hair and nails
  • Promotes healthy skin
  • Helps relieve constipation

Fish oil benefits :

  • Lower Cholesterol
  • Helps both ADD/ADHD and Bi-Polar
  • Reduces symptoms caused by depression
  • Breaks up clots- reducing risk of heart attacks and strokes

Although they have much in common and help in many of the same ways, sometimes fish oil can have high levels of mercury.



[1]  “Increasing GABA, Dopamine and Fish Oil May Help Depression” 

[2]  Frank M. Painter  “Neurobehavioral Aspects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Possible Mechanisms and Therapeutic Value in Major Depression” 



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