We always recommend that our oils are taken with food - taking it from the spoon on an empty stomach may cause nausea in some people.
Some people on first taking Flaxseed Oil find that it causes diarrhoea. If this occurs, reduce your intake until bowel function is normalised.
Where liver function is poor, taking too much Flaxseed Oil may over load the liver with fats. Massaging Flaxseed Oil into the skin, especially straight after a shower, allows the body to absorb and use the oil without overloading the liver.
Some people may be allergic to Flaxseed Oil, although this is reportedly very rare. Signs of an allergic reaction might include rash, itching or shortness of breath. If any of these occur after taking Flaxseed 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.