Q&A from this month's installment of Questions of Strength at T-nation. Always interesting to hear his thoughts on nutrition. Q: With supplements like Flameout and your own EPA/DHA blends, is there any reason to keep using flax seed oil? A: No, not flax seed oil. But flax seed hulls are good for detoxification of xenoestrogens. I've never been a fan of flax seed oil because if you're obese anyway, you don't have the enzymes to elongate the molecule to turn it into the omega-3s. So what's the point of using it? Another problem is that flax seed oil is usually rancid in most stores, with 40 out of 42 store-bought brands shown to be rancid in one study. And even if you can get it fresh, it goes bad very rapidly once you open it, sometimes in less than two weeks. Plus, I just found that flax oil never really worked. But flax seeds can be used for the anti-estrogen effects and for adding fiber to your diet. You can buy them whole or pre-milled, but I'd rather grind them myself.