View Full Version : Seeking Info on Flax and thyroid issues?
01-29-2007, 02:05 PM
Has anyone read anything on flax being a possible inhibitor of iodine uptake by the thyroid? I've read that one or two T per day should be no problem. I wondered if this is just one source's information or if it is a generally accepted fact that too much flax can have this effect.
01-29-2007, 09:31 PM
I've not heard of it affecting the thyroid; however, flax should not be consumed in large amounts. It contains cyanogenic glucosides, but "generally" not dangerous to health if taken no more than 3 TB per day; this, according to a study on flax. The conclusion was that 6 TB were considered okay.
I consume 1 TB per day, or another EFA source per more conservative doctors's recommendations.
01-31-2007, 07:40 PM
Thank you, Jaurequi.
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