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Flax Seed Oil - Estrogen?


Hey guys, i consume a large amount of meat (its always free-range or grassfed but recently i've been eating a lot of turkey). Knowing that these meats which can't be grass-fed like cows (turkey,chicken) will have a higher ratio of omega 6 to omega 3, i'd like to supplement with flax seed oil to balance out the 3:6 ratio.

This would mean consuming a large amount of flax seed oil, i'm already using Flameout and don't want to consume to much epa and dha in the form of fish oil so i'm opting for flax.

However i've heard flax seed oil contains estrogen-like compounds that lower testosterone. Can anyone put this rumor to rest?