Flaxseed Oil

Does flaxseed oil work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Flaxseed Oil

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.

Overall Confidence Rating for Flaxseed Oil

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.

Individual Claims

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