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Will taking Flax/Linseed mixed with your breakfast cereal assist IBS

As per topic has any member taken the seeds/powder to assist with IBS?

  1. I found that for me personally seeds gave me horrible abdominal pain and cramping. I stay away from them at the moment. As far as powders, I haven't truly found one that has worked for me yet. I just recently tried a super green powder to add to smoothies and it left me feeling extremely bloated and sick. I wish I could offer more help but just sharing my personal experience. Hugs, Elizabeth (team member)

    1. Input from other members will be appreciated.

      1. I think it might depend on the type of IBS you have. Just like Elizabeth, I tend to stay away from seeds since they trigger symptoms for me, but I also have IBS-D.


        I did a quick search on our website and found that most articles recommending seeds are talking about IBS-C. Here are some examples:
        https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/food/sample-meals-constipation
        https://irritablebowelsyndrome.net/food/pregnancy-nutrition-fodmap (this article is about pregnancy, but it does recommend flax seeds to help with constipation).


        What type of IBS do you have?
        Karina (team member)

    2. I have IBS-D
      In my case I have much leakage and decided to check on bulking agents.Referring to some web sites I came up with Psylluim Husks or Flax/Lin seeds.The seeds are recommended due to its other benefits.No doubt what is good for one person is not necessary good for another.It is a case of trial and error.

      1. That's certainly true. If you end up trying them, we'd love to know how it goes for you! Wishing you all the best, Karina (team member)

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