That's what I read too on this board. I have been taking flax oil pills and am now starting back into using ground flax seeds. I added a 1/3 cup to oatmeal this morning (in lieu of fenugreek seeds, which I forgot to soak from the night before) and took 1/4 pill of atenolol (12.5 mg, my usual dosage). I'm not 100% sure this was the reason, but I took my bp within an hour of eating and it was 118/78--a very good reading for me. My goal is to eliminate atenolol. I am a healthy person and healthy people don't take drugs!