We always recommend that the oils are taken with food - taking it from the spoon on an empty stomach can cause nausea in some people.Some people find that taking flax seed oil causes diarrhoea. If this occurs, reduce your intake until bowel function is normalised.
Where liver function is poor, taking too much flax seed oil may over load the liver with fats. Massaging flax seed oil into the skin allows the body to absorb and use the oil without overloading the liver.
Some people may be allergic to flax seed, although this is reportedly rare. Signs of an allergic reaction might include rash, itching or shortness of breath. If any of these occur after taking flax seed oil or fibre and nothing else in the diet or environment has been changed, stop taking the product.
Gamma linolenic acid is not recommended for people who suffer from temporal lobe epilepsy. Such people should therefore use flax original rather than the flax boost or flax magic blends.