How much flax seed should a person consumer?
The Flax Council of Canada (http://www.flaxcouncil.ca) recommends consuming 1-2 tablespoons of flax per day to achieve the health benefits shown in clinical studies. This recommendation is based on the Alpha-Linolenic Acid (omega-3 fatty acid) recommendation. The National Academy of Science Institute of Medicine (NASIM) (http://www.iom.edu/file.asp?id=4154) recommends a person consume 1.6g of ALA (omega-3)/day for men and 1.1 of ALA/day for women. Studies show that higher daily consumption of flax seed is associated with greater health benefits. A good aim for both men and women is to consume 2 tbsp (15g) to 4 tbsp (30g) of flax per day. If constipation is a problem, 3-5 tbsp per day is recommended.