...feeling okay Madmum007 @madmum007


I have been asked a question I can't answer, can You?? Has anyone tried linseed/flax seed oil on their p & seen any improvements. or mixed it with another oil, he was suggested mix it with avocado oil. I couldn't answer his question.


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Mishlyn @mishlyn

Never have tried that madmum, I have heard flax seed being good for p when taken internally, but have not heard of it being applied to the skin. I was curious and did a search, this is what I found :)

Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is a blue flowering plant grown on the western Canadian prairies for its rich oils. Some researchers say flaxseed oil is the most important health-promoting supplement, next to a multi-vitamin. Nearly every system of the body can benefit from its natural properties. It is high in omega-3 fatty acids, necessary for healthy functioning of the heart and immune system, and also helpful in restoring skin health. Flaxseed contains up to 50 percent more omega-3 fatty acids than fish oil supplements. When applied topically, flaxseed oil may be more effective for skin treatment than when taken as a supplement. Keep in mind that flaxseed oil can spoil easily and should be kept in an amber-colored container in the fridge for best results.

Flaxseed oil has been used to treat the skin condition psoriasis, in which the skin becomes inflamed and irritated. In the skin of a person with psoriasis, the compounds causing inflammation are much greater than normal. Psoriasis has been linked to a deficiency in essential fatty acids (EFAs) like omega-3's. Flaxseed oil, applied topically, may provide the EFAs necessary to inhibit the compounds in the body that cause inflammation.

Jen @jen1984

Yes excellent. I have been taking flaxseed capsules for a while now after all my supplements ran out. Might see if I can get a topical to be prepared for my next flare up.

Bev @bev43

Wow Michelle after reading that maybe I should look at getting the capsules for my hubby. His immune system is very low at the moment

Mishlyn @mishlyn

May be a great idea Bev! I think I will be doing the same!

Madmum007 @madmum007

ooh, have I started something on here !!! I'll pass on all the information :)

Sarah @sarahuk

Information is the key!

Lawrence @Makelarray

I've been taking high doses fish oil alongside evening primrose oil daily for the past 10 months internally. Have just stopped to see if they were working. I have flared up again quite quickly which says to me they are! Getting back on them shortly.

One thing that I researched and you might have a look at with flaxseed oil if you were look for an alternative fish oil as stated above it has more Omega 3 however the chain is different and less absorbent to the body. Think they are called EPA, DHA and one other. If you want some more info I'll copy in from an article I have read.

All in all omega 3s are one of the most important supplements to take overall and everyone should do it. Brain, joint, immune and plenty of other benefits.

In terms of topically I believe other things may be more beneficial but worth a go! If it works for you then happy days.

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