Flax contains phytoestrogens which have been shown to induce both estrogenic
and anti-estrogenic effects but their biological relevance and potency have not
been well characterized. Safe and efficacious levels have yet to be
Components in flaxseed with potential hormone-like effects can be transferred
to nursing offspring via mother's milk. Previous investigations demonstrated
that maternal feeding of a 10% flaxseed diet during pregnancy and lactation
resulted in estrogenic effects on reproductive indices among male and female
Although maternal feeding of flaxseed during lactation appears to be safe with
respect to reproductive indices among offspring, future investigation is
required to elucidate whether there are any long-term implications with respect
Exposure to flaxseed or
its purified lignan during suckling only or continuously does not alter
reproductive indices in male and female offspring.
Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil can spoil if they are not kept refrigerated. Some
possible side effects include diarrhea, gas, and nausea. Flaxseed oil should
not be used with other laxatives or stool softeners.
People who have inflammatory disease of the intestine, esophagus, or stomach
should avoid flaxseed. The immature pods of flaxseed are poisonous.
- American Cancer Society
May cause an internal or external allergic reaction. Learn
more about Flaxseed.
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