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Nutritional Supplements: Should Women Take a Daily Flax Oil Supplement?

Watch more Nutritional Supplements videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn if women should take a daily flax oil supplement in this nutritional supplements video from Howcast. Expert: The Wat Gym Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Flax seed oil is good. It's got ALA and ALA is the alpha-linolenic acid that has to be converted to DHA. So if you're a vegetarian, or really have some kind of aversion to fish, and flax seed is your only alternative, then it is a great product to take because I do think that people need more Omega 3. But I do believe that a fish oil supplement would be better, because there is no conversion that has to go on in the body, and you're going to get more DHA from the fish oil than you would out of the, the flax. In terms of flax seed oil, now some people get the seed itself, and you'd want to get ground flax seed, not whole flax seed. Because whole flax seed, you're not going to be able to digest. And it's just really going to pass through the system almost untouched. If it's ground, you're going to be able to utilize the seed for the ALA, to get to convert to DHA. So you want to get it ground if you're going to use the seed, not whole. And if you're going to get oil, my recommendation is to keep it in the refrigerator, so it doesn't go rancid.
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