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While there is no standard flaxseed oil dosing guideline, a "dose" of one or two teaspoonfuls is typically recommended for a variety of uses (although the effectiveness of flaxseed oil has not been confirmed). Until more information is available about the best flaxseed oil dosage, it is a good idea to keep your flaxseed oil intake to a moderate level.
- There is some concern that heat may destroy some of the active components of flaxseed oil, and many people advocate taking flaxseed oil uncooked. It is not known if this is really necessary.
- As with any food or dietary supplement, it is probably possible to overdo flaxseed oil. Until more information is available about the best flaxseed oil dosages, it is a good idea to keep your flaxseed oil intake to a moderate level.
- It is sometimes recommended that flaxseed oil be stored in the refrigerator in a dark bottle to keep it from going rancid, but it is not known if this is really necessary.
- If you have any chronic health problems or take any prescription medications, it is probably a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before taking flaxseed oil, especially at high doses.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage or flaxseed oil dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider.