In this article we investigate flaxseed oil gel capsules and see what is currently available in the market place. I had actually not come across flaxseed oil until a few months back.
I am someone who has enjoyed fish and I also took fish oil. I found flaxseed oil while looking around the supermarket one day and found it on a shelf. My partner was also interested in a couple of detox programs, so that was an interest for both of us. That's when I decided to do a little more research.
Although these capsules are now available some people prefer bottled flaxseed oil. With the bottle option you can simply add a spoonful to foods such as salads, rice or vegetables and it is also really good for cooking. Many other people simply prefer to take the natural flax seeds, and sprinkle those on top of breakfast cereals.
I have found the normal flaxseed oil to be much better than normal cooking oil and it also enhances the taste of foods. I know a couple of guys who are into body building and they add it to their drinks. So many people already know that they can use seeds or oil, but capsules is probably the quickest way to get a daily intake.
This is especially true if you don't like the actual taste.
The important thing is that it is a good idea to take the oil. How you like to take it will come down to personal preference and the choices are seeds, capsules or oil.
There is concern with the number of contaminants found in fish. In fact there have been reports that a lot of fish these days contains toxic material. I do not like scaremongering so you should check that out for yourself. You can do this by looking at this website
That is why I made the move having read all the information about fish and fishing. I also knew that I needed a good way to supply myself with omega-3 fatty acids. Personally, I now take a little fish oil and my main supplement is flax oil.
If in any doubt about whether it is safe to take or not, you should always check with a doctor. You can also read this article about side effects. I have discussed those at length there so as you have all the information that you need.
So if you are not a fish eater, or are just to concerned about the environmental aspects of fishing, then I would recommend flax as an alternative. One great way to get a regular daily dose is by taking flaxseed oil gel capsules. There are also a number of people who are not tolerant to fish oil so this makes a great alternative.
This is also a great choice for vegans.
- The oil form
- Ground seeds
- Capsules (not the most efficient)
Taking the oil form is the recommended way to get all the benefits of flax oil. As you now know from the video this can really help control your cholesterol levels, helps balance the blood sugars and even balances your hormones. There is medical evidence that it helps improve your immune system so all in all, a very good supplemental product.
Now that said there are people who can not just take the oil so the alternatives such as seeds and capsules are still useful. I have used the seeds along with cereal and that works really well.
My partner has also taken these with her muesli and she has told me that is also good.
Alternative to Fish
These are the gels that we use. They are from Nature Made and are known as Flaxseed Oil Softgels. These gels contain the same fatty acids that naturally occur in flaxseed oil. They are also very easy to digest. They only contain organic ingredients and have no yeast, starch or gluten in them. They also come recommended by doctors
The manufacturer recommends that you take these gel capsules two or three times daily with meals.
These oil capsules are a good source of the Omega 3 and Omega-6.