Originally Posted by danigirl
Sorry, but that is not true. I talked to a nurse this weekend. She said flaxseed oil capsules are extremely beneficial for women in perimenopause. It provides protection not only against breast cancer, but helps with hormone balancing. It also is great for hair, skin and nails. What I was asking is if I needed to take an additional supplement to get my omega 3's but my nurse friend said no, because in effect flaxseed oil contains some of these properties. If you also go onto Christine Northrup M.D.'s website, she also talks about the benefits of flaxseed oil capsules in perimenopause and beyond.
There are several ways to get omega 3 into the diet, and it sounds like your flaxseed oil capsules are working just fine. As kittenlover says, there may be some question as to how much is being converted by your body into omega 3's but at least you're putting a good thing into your diet. And yes, flax oil and ground flaxseeds need to be refrigerated.
I've been using a lot of cold-pressed canola oil (including in homemade mayo) and almonds in my diet for the last couple of months, as well as ground up flax seed in my homemade bread. It's now time to start thinking about the total amount of fat-calories I'm consuming.
But I do feel better for switching to these forms of fats, which are high in omega 3's (or their precursers which have to be converted by the body -- I'm still studying up on how to understand all that).