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    Flax Seed Help

    I was wondering how many tbsp's of flax a 1 gram flax seed capsule has??

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    I'm not sure I understand the question.

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    i would say one tablespoon. because a pill contains 1 gram flax, a tablespoon of flax contains 14 grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon
    i would say one tablespoon. because a pill contains 1 gram flax, a tablespoon of flax contains 14 grams.
    Do you have any specfic evidence? The reason being I want to make sure my diet is adjusted if I do take them as I can get them for free.

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    I typed a long ass response and it doesn't show!! WTF!!

    It's 1/14th of a TBSP. Reason being, 1 entire TBSP is 14 grams of fat. The caps you have are one gram of fat each, hence "1 gram caps". So, u need 13 more to equal 1 tbsp.

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    I know with the normal capsules you would have to take around 14to get what is in a single tablespoon of the liquid.

    "Capsules containing flaxseed oil are convenient for traveling, but can be quite expensive in comparison to the liquid form. Also, a large number of capsules--approximately 14 containing 1,000 mg of oil each--are needed to get the equivalent of 1 tablespoon of oil. "

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    Great, I was right........I just wish my first explanation would have showed first.....it was long!!

    This message board is SLOW.......WTF?????

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    daaaaaaamn! 14 capsules!!? Now I see why ya'll dislike them!

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    daman askes a question and he get answers fast!

    I like to buy the whole seeds. Take a tablespoon, put it in a coffee grinder for a few seconds and mix it in my oatmeal. That way you get all the fiber to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottp999
    daman askes a question and he get answers fast!

    I like to buy the whole seeds. Take a tablespoon, put it in a coffee grinder for a few seconds and mix it in my oatmeal. That way you get all the fiber to.

    why would you mix fat and carbs.. ?

    and 3 tbsp = approx 10 grams..

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    Quote Originally Posted by daman1
    Do you have any specfic evidence? The reason being I want to make sure my diet is adjusted if I do take them as I can get them for free.
    let me correct myself, sc is right 1 pill = 1gram ; i tablespoon 14g, hence 1 pill = 1/14 of a tablespoon; 1tablespoon=14 pills

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