Flaxseed is a common product found in almost every grocery store. Available organic, nonorganic, ground, and whole, flaxseeds can be found in aisles with nuts or near produce.
You can purchase the whole-seed product and use them in sandwiches, salads, and main dishes by using a coffee grinder and grinding them until thoroughly powdered. If the thought of grinding your own flaxseeds sounds intimidating or time-consuming, the ground product may be a wiser option.
Why do people take flaxseed?
Flaxseed and flaxseed oil contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), one of the essential omega-3 fatty acids that partly and inefficiently convert into DHA and EPA
Flaxseed has also been shown to improve kidney function in people with lupus.
Flaxseed oil, like fish oil, has been studied for lowering triglycerides.
Flaxseed can be mixed with liquid or food, such as muffins or bread. To be absorbed, however, it must me ground before using it to allow the oils to be available. Some people use a small coffee grinder to grind daily doses as needed.