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One of the problems that I found is the taste... Flaxseed oil in general tastes absolutely horrid! I had tried a couple of varieties and no matter what I mixed it with, trying to gag down a full tablespoon was nearly impossible for me to do. I am one of those people who cannot eat horrible tasting things... It brought back nightmares of when my mother used to try and make me eat some of the nasty stuff that she cooked for dinner, like liver... YUCKO!
I then looked into flaxseed oil capsules. Unfortunately, it takes about 14 capsules to equal one tablespoon. While I could take a capsule or 2 or even 3... 14? That was not going to happen.. and the expense would be quite prohibitive as a 30 capsule bottle would last 2 days!
I thought that there must be at least one decent flaxseed oil out there. I mean, people do actually take this stuff... and then I ran into Spectrum Essentials Organic flaxseed oil at luckyvitamin.com. Spectrum Essentials boasts that it's flaxseed oil is "unlike any you've ever tasted." Since luckyvitamin.com has a great price and I was ordering from them anyway I decided to try it out.
Let me tell you, this stuff is really good! So good, in fact, that I started putting a tablespoon of it on my salads everyday. While I could take it straight, I thought that adding it to my salad would not only remind me to take it but would also help offset the calories as I do like oil on my salads.
For those that want an extra flavorfull flaxseed oil, Spectrum Essentials offers a cinnamon flavor!
I do feel that taking flaxseed oil helps me with my hair, skin and nails. I also feel that it does help to keep down the inflamation in my body. I do have chronic pain and although flaxseed oil boasts a reduction in pain it isn't enough for me to notice, but that does not mean that it doesn't touch that area.
All in all the benefits of flaxseed oil are so diverse that I feel it is really worth incorporating it into my daily routine to both improve any health situations that I may have along with prevention. With Spectrum Essentials I am able to take it with ease.