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How does flaxseed oil treat constipation and irritable bowel?

Stacy Wiegman, PharmD
Pharmacy Specialist

An indigestible coating on flaxseed oil seeds helps treat gastrointestinal conditions like constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. When this coating comes in contact with liquids, it creates a thick, slippery substance that coats the walls of the intestines and promotes movement of the bowels, helping to prevent constipation.

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