Dosage of Flaxseed
(St Paul, MN)
How much flaxseed should I take daily?
What is the dosage of flaxseed?
How much is too much?
Thank you for your questions Debbie. They are common questions.
We have guidelines and recommendations for how much flaxseed per day here.
For a healthy adult
, we recommend starting with 1 Tablespoon/day and in 2-3 days increasing to 2 Tablespoons and continuing until you reach the goal of 2-4 Tablespoons (4 Tbs ~= 1/4 cup) of flaxseed per day.
This does not need to be eaten all at once, but it can be. That is entirely up to your preference. Sometimes I eat 4 Tablespoons right away in the morning. Other times I spread it out during 3-4 times during the day -with meals, snacks, etc. Other ideas of how to eat flax
A lot of times I eat up to 6 Tablespoons/day, but that is me. I know my body can handle the extra fiber and I know I need the additional Omega 3.
Listen to your
If you need to eat less one day because you have been eating a ton of fiber, then cut back for a day.
How much is too much flax
? That is another great question! You can read the answer to: What is too much flaxseed
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