The overall rating for flaxseed oil is 1 out of 3 meaning there is little if any evidence that this supplement does what it claims to do. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Claim Ratings
  6. References

Flaxseed Oil Simple Report

  • Supplement: Flaxseed Oil
  • Supplement Category: fatty acids
  • Number of Products Containing Flaxseed Oil: 0
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 28 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 3
  • Number of Claims: 5

Flaxseed Oil Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for flaxseed oil is 1 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence to back the supplement's use. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for flaxseed oil as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Flaxseed Oil

There are 3 studies in the database on flaxseed oil; the research 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 research rating is for flaxseed oil as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Claim Ratings

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Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
increase HDL (good) cholesterol levels
lower total cholesterol levels
lower triglyceride levels

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General Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve insulin sensitivity

References

Title of Study
Effect of supplementation with flaxseed oil and different doses of fish oil for 2 weeks on plasma phosphatidylcholine fatty acids in young women
Flaxseed oil supplementation manipulates correlations between serum individual mol % free fatty acid levels and insulin resistance in type 2 diabetics. Insulin resistance and percent remaining pancreatic β-cell function are unaffected
High dose flaxseed oil supplementation may affect fasting blood serum glucose management in human type 2 diabetics