- Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
- Rich in Omega 3, 6 & 9
- Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) and Linoleic Acid (LA)
- Contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels
- Cold Pressed
Over eight thousand years ago our hunter/gatherer ancestors ate flax along with other grasses. Because omega-3 fatty acids easily become rancid, they are removed from food during processing, thus a diet already low in omega-3 fatty acids becomes even lower, and it is difficult to replace these from food alone.
To compound the problem, omega-3â€TMs are very fragile ad easily destroyed by heating. The increase in levels of omega-6 and an 80% decrease in omega-3 fatty acids in our diets over the last 100 years has been blamed by some for the increase of degenerative diseases. Taking a Flaxseed Oil supplement helps restore the balance.
The Benefits of Flaxseed Oil:
Heart health – has been shown to help maintain normal serum triglycerides and cholesterol (blood fats) levels. Omega-3â€TMs have been associated with a lower incidence of high blood pressure and blood clots. Flaxseed Oil is thought to reduce elevated levels of homocysteine (high levels of which are believed to be major risk factors in heart disease).
Calorie loss mechanism – essential fatty acids (EFAs) stimulate metabolism, increase metabolic rate and speed up the rate at which our body burns fat and glucose.
Female health – Flaxseed Oil is thought to regulate hormone levels and relieve some of the symptoms of the menopause such as hot flushes and yeast infections due to vaginal dryness. It can also be useful when suffering from PMS.
Rheumatoid arthritis – omega-3 fatty acids contain a natural anti-inflammatory agent that is said to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Exercise ability – body builders use Flaxseed Oil to increase stamina and to speed recovery from exercise (thought to be due to its anti-oxidant properties and its anti-inflammatory effect).
Cell health – omega-3 and omega-6