I learned about flax seed oil from my husband, David, after meeting him at his music festival where I was a guest performer 11 years ago. It's probably an understatement to say he was keen for me to start taking it! I followed a fairly healthy diet and was relatively healthy by most people's standards but was starting to feel my age and found a few complaints were popping up.
How Long Before Improvement Noticed?
I noticed a difference within one month of using flax seed oil.
Impact on Health
The first thing I noticed when I started on the oil was the effect on my skin, hair and nails! The second thing was my arthritis seemed to improve. This was a critical point as I'm a musician and it was becoming painful to play. The improvement was quite sudden and unexpected. The main thing I noticed with the flax seed oil was it stopped my hot flushes! (A few women said it had the opposite effect). My irritable bowel was much improved and it keeps me regular as possums if taken with lots of liquid AND without irritating my innards!
What happens if you stop?
I use flax seed oil every day. When on tour I take flax seed oil capsules and a pottle of flax seed oil wherever I go. I can't begin to say how much it has improved the health and lives of our family and friends.