Flaxseed Oil increases the Plasma Concentrations of Cardioprotective (n-3) Fatty Acids in Humans

There has been some controversy about the ability of alpha linolenic acid in flaxseed getting converted in humans to EPA and DHA. I have personally moved to a broad spectrum essential fatty acid supplement that I recommend.

This study confirms that conversion to EPA is good, but flaxseed does not convert over to DHA. This being said, if a patient is willing to grind up flaxseeds daily and use the whole product, I am a strong supporter of this approach, because there are other compounds like lignans that will be present in addition to the fatty acids that are very good for our health.

Read entire article here 

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.