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Flax Oil Capsules

I was wondering if any of you took your flax oil in the form of capsules instead of liquid form. If so, I would like to know what brand you recommend.

GNC’s generic brand is okay.

I have been taking Udo’s. I was just informed that GNC’s brand was just as good the other day. Less expensive too.

Sorry, if you could also give your bodyweight and how many a day you take, it would be helpful.

I was told by a doctor who is also big time into powerlifting that taking capsule form vitamins/minerals is less productive b/c your body doesn’t obsorb as much of the nutrients. So, you might want to stay w/the liquid form, even though it’s more expensive you get more bang for your buck. Just thought that might help your decision.

I use the Wal-Mart brand sometimes when I am away from home. In my opinion though, you are much better off just drinking the oil, sure it tastes horrible until you get used to it, but you have to take about 10 capsules to equal 1 TBSP of oil.

I like Barlean’s…they make the liquid and the caps, and I take the caps when I’m traveling

I recommend Swanson’s flax oil capsules and liquid. Very good prices on all of their products and they are of good quality.