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Flax Oil: Topical or Oral?

Can you absorb the same amount of nutrition through your skin? Does it treat only the surface or does it go straight into the blood stream? Face, arms, feet?

No, you should not apply flax oil to your penis.

[quote]DanErickson wrote:
No, you should not apply flax oil to your penis.[/quote]
Haahaa!! Very funny!

Seriously. If you can absorb vitamins topically, could you circumvent an allergic reaction or would it be the same result? Wouldn’t that mean you are eating the soap you bathe with? Are the vitamins not really getting into the bloodstream? What about Bengay? Paint?

Fat has to be digested and packaged to be used by the body, it can’t be used directly through the bloodstream, so no.