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Ground Flaxseed & Gyno?


#1

would ground flax decrease testosterone or increase? it im looking to take it for my gynecomastia


#2

My understanding is that the lignans in flax have anti-estrogenic properties. It's also my understanding that too much of it can be counter productive in that regard. As far as treating gyno, I'm not sure. Probably depends on the severity of the case. But it'll probably help nontheless.


#3

Like the above poster said, it depends on the case of gyno. If it's severe, surgery is the only way to fully remove it. If it's minor I'd suggest adding in some Broccolli and Cauliflower, as they are also highly anti-estrogenic.