Does flaxseed oil work?
The overall effectiveness rating for flaxseed oil is 1 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence flaxseed oil does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.
There are 3 studies in the database on flaxseed oil; the confidence rating is 28. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for flaxseed oil as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.
The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about flaxseed oil. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.
|Cardiovascular Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels||increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels||lower total cholesterol levels||lower triglyceride levels|
|General Health Claims||Effectiveness Rating||Confidence Rating|
|improve insulin sensitivity|