Nature's richest plant source of alpha linolenic acid (ALA)
Flax Seed Oil is a rich source of alpha linolenic acid an essential omega-3 fatty acid, and contains other fatty acids necessary for correct metabolic function and optimal health. Flax seed oil increases the effectiveness of the B-complex vitamins, and in the early stages of life is important in the formation of the brain and prevention of mental retardation. Promotes positive changes in blood chemistry such as: reducing serum triglyceride levels, reducing levels of low density lipoproteins (LDL's), and increases levels of high density lipoproteins (HDL's). These are all positive effects toward reducing the possibility of heart disease. It may provide a potential for dietary control of auto-immune disorders such as allergies and rheumatic arthritis. Flax Seed contains a high quantity of the enzyme Lipase. Flax seed is a bowel lubricant and a bulk maker in the process of elimination. Helpful in healing the body by enriching the blood and strengthening the nerves. •
Flax is a prolific source of plant lignans, (a flavonoid class polyphenol) which have been reported to help improve prostate health, reduce menopausal symptoms, promote heart health, benefit breast health and help acne and hair loss. The main flax seed lignan is secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG), which is found in the hull and occurs in the oil in small quantities.
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