I have just been doing the flaxseed oil for a few days and I am experiencing a dramatic decrease of my arthritis pain! It is a wonderful benefit. . . . My doctor friend who told me about the SLD told me that the flaxseed oil would help my arthritis as well, but I never expected anything this dramatic or quick!
A friend of mine noticed something similar: his sore back stopped hurting shortly after he started taking flaxseed oil. If he skipped a day or so, the pain returned. Update: Reminded of this, he said, “I had forgotten all about that. When people ask me how my back is I tell them it never bothers me anymore since I stopped going to the gym.”
Update 2: At first the arthritis sufferer took 4 1200-mg capsules 3 times/day — that is, 12 capsules per day. Then she increased her dosage to 6 capsules 3 times/day (= 18 capsules/day).
Update 3. ” Yesterday, I was off to work and could not find my oil capsules. I didn’t have time to look for them, so I resigned myself to doing sugar water during the day. . . . I did notice a small but significant worsening of the pain in my knees. When I got home, I found the capsules, and began taking them again. By the time I woke up this morning, I noted that my knees are again feeling better.”