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breakout from flax seed??

yeah, a couple of people on this board have reported breakouts from flaxseed and flaxseed oil (some severe). It also seems to have helped some people. Depends on the individual.

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for some reason, I always break out from fish oil and flaxseed. Those are two supplements that I personally avoid with a 9 foot pole. I think for some PUFA supplements seriously have the potential to suppress the immune system and to promote lipid peroxidation. I never get that effect simply by eating fish. If you search around in this board, there are many people who break out from fish oil supplements or flax--usually in painful cysts. But most people discount these observations.

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you know... that could be possible. I may stop for a few days with mine. The more fish oil and omegas i get i think breaks me out now that i think about it

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Actually, since I started eating a ton of flaxseed, I did notice my skin breaking out. I don't know if it was actually from the flaxseed or something else. Maybe I'll stop using it and see what happens.

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flaxseed is without a doubt healthy.. but breaking out can be caused by our body not agreeing with certain things, even though they are healthy. I will report back, im cutting down tonight. Although over the weekend I did have more than normal flaxseed with different omega 3 6 9 etc. and i know have the worst breakout ive had in over 4 months

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flaxseed is without a doubt healthy.. but breaking out can be caused by our body not agreeing with certain things, even though they are healthy. I will report back, im cutting down tonight. Although over the weekend I did have more than normal flaxseed with different omega 3 6 9 etc. and i know have the worst breakout ive had in over 4 months

Are you supplementing O6's? I don't think there's any need to supplement Omega 6's. Have you read the thread pinned at the top regarding omegas? Most of us get a ton of 6's, very little 3's.

I've never tried flax, only fish. I feel flax is inferior to fish if your main reason to take it is for the omega 3, your body has to work to convert flax into a usable o3, whereas fish's o3 is immediately available.

That said, fish oil gave me an IB - it sucked. It cleared up, and then my skin was much clearer than before.

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Flax seed is high in phyto-estrogens. This can help or hurt depending on your particular imbalance.

Agreed. I've been taking 2 tbsp of Udo's Oil (largely flax oil) every day and it's helped me, but for some reason sat. fat (healthy ones like organic ghee and virgin coconut oil) hinder my progress or at least make my skin look worse.

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I believe flaxseed is what brought on my cystic acne. By the time I realized it was the flaxseed that was causing my skin to breakout it was too late. I had bad cystic acne and started to get bad scars. I had to get on accutane to clear myself up. I would suggest cutting it out of your diet and see how your skin goes from there.

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I believe flaxseed is what brought on my cystic acne. By the time I realized it was the flaxseed that was causing my skin to breakout it was too late. I had bad cystic acne and started to get bad scars. I had to get on accutane to clear myself up. I would suggest cutting it out of your diet and see how your skin goes from there.

Hm , It could be something else.

Unless your allergic to it , you will break out ;/

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actually after about 4 days of not taking flaxseed, my skin got dryer and worse i think. i experimented with omega 3 before and i guess it does help with the dry skin and inflammation

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whats wrong with soy?

It's another plant food that contains high amounts of phyto-estrogens. Flax and soy top the list.

So IF they break you out, it might be a clue.

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phyto-estrogens can be very helpful for some people. Ive had success with flax lignans @ 1 gram per day.

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