How much Flaxseed? Answers to how much flaxseed per day!

Are you wondering just How much Flaxseed should I take? Here are helpful recommendations to your questions of how much flax to eat daily.

Directions and Guidelines for How Much Flax:

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For Adults:

Start with 1 Tablespoon of ground flaxseed a day.
(If you have Crohns, Diverticulitis or IBS, see below)
Drink 8-10 cups of fluids (preferably water) a day.
After 2-3 days, increase to 2 Tablespoons ground flax a day.
Continue this to the goal of 2-4 Tablespoons ground flaxseed a day. -Recommendations from professionals vary from 2-4 Tablespoons of ground flax seed. I know many people who eat regularly 2-4 Tablespoons of ground flax daily.

It is important to listen to your body. Sometimes, I eat up to 6 Tablespoons of ground flax a day ...sometimes less, sometimes more.
If you wonder: How will I know if I am eating too much flax? Or How will I know if I have increased too fast? Read more about this.

Most Americans are eating less than half the amount of fiber they should every day ~11 g and they should be getting 25-35 g/day. It can take the body a while to get used to 25-35g of fiber/day!


Younger Children

(~under 6 y/o or less than 50 pounds)
Start with 1/2 teaspoon of ground flax seed a day.
Drink 8 cups of fluids (preferably water) a day.
After 2-3 days, increase to 1 teaspoon of ground flax a day.
Continue this to the goal of 2 teaspoons ground flaxseed daily.

Older Children

(~greater than 6y/o or 50-100 pounds; if greater than 100lbs work up to adult dose)
Start with 1 teaspoon of ground flax seed a day.
Drink 8-10 cups of fluids (preferably water)of ground flaxseed a day.
After 2-3 days, increase to 2 teaspoons of ground flax a day.
Continue this to the goal of 2-4 teaspoons of ground flax seed daily.

Guidelines and Recommendations

I get many questions related to how much ground flaxseed should a person eat daily? How much flaxseed for child? How much flaxseed should I take?

I can give you guidelines and recommendations for how much flaxseed to use, but remember this: Flaxseed is a food!
You should:

*Know your body.
*Eat good, healthy and nutritious food.
*Eat a balanced diet.
*Exercise and get fresh air.
*Minimize stress
...take time to enjoy life.
*Add flaxseed into your balanced diet
...because it is one of the best and most economical ways to incredible nutrition for the value!
(What pills or vitamins can you buy for ~$5 per month? Not much, if any at all!) ~And you are getting it from a local family farmer ...the best quality, best nutrition your money can buy!
*Check with your doctor if you have existing health concerns or questions. I have many people who come to me because their Dr. told them to. FYI, I also have Doctors who buy our flaxseed because they know the incredible health benefits of flax!

For Those who have Crohns, Diverticulitis, IBS, etc

If you have Crohns, Diverticulitis, IBS, etc, then your body may be very sensitive to fiber and it is important to start slowly so that you don't irritate your intestinal tract. Flax WILL help your intestinal tract heal and it will also soothe and cleanse it.

So, start very slowly and be sure you are drinking a lot of fluid. We recommend 8-10 cups/day.
Start with 1/2 teaspoon of ground flax seed a day.
Drink 8 cups of fluids (preferably water) a day.
After 2-3 days, increase to 1 teaspoon of ground flax a day.
Continue this to the goal of 2-4 teaspoons of ground flaxseed daily.

If you have Chrons, Diverticulitis, IBS, etc and if your intestinal tract is not as irritable, go ahead and work up to 2-3 Tablespoons of ground flax seed a day, this will help heal and may help prevent more irritation.

If you continue to have irritation, you may need to experiment with other foods -eliminating foods that cause irritation like MSG, food dyes and you may want to try a strict Gluten Free diet.

If you are on a strict GLUTEN FREE diet, then you especially want to be sure you buy local and know WHERE your food comes from, because a lot of natural and organic food, including flax, is being shipped from China and other countries.

It is so much cheaper to get organic and natural foods from these countries; however, standards are often very different and you REALLY do not want to risk contamination. Our flax is GLUTEN FREE is all the farmer grows!

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