Flaxseed Oil Capsules – Softgels.
Oil also known as Linseed oil, has a rich source of healing compounds, flaxseed
has been cultivated for more than 7000 years. First cultivated in Europe, the
plant’s brown seeds were regularly used to prepare balms for inflamed skin and
healing slurries for constipation. Rich in essential fatty acids, or EFAs,
flaxseed oil is used to prevent and treat heart disease and to relieve a
variety of inflammatory disorders and hormone-related problems, including
source of fiber for linen fabric since ancient times, the slender flax plant
also boasts a long history as a healing herb. Today, flaxseeds are best known
for the therapeutic oil that is derived by pressing them. Flaxseed oil has
earned a solid reputation for treating a range of ailments ranging from heart
disease to lupus.
The essential fatty acids (Omega oils) in flaxseed oil are one of its key
healing components. EFAs are particularly valuable because the body needs them
to function properly, but can’t manufacture them on its own. Essential fatty
acids work throughout the body to protect cell membranes, keeping them
efficient at admitting healthy substances while barring damaging ones.
of the EFAs in flaxseed oil, alpha-linolenic acid, is known as an omega-3 fatty
acid. Like the omega-3s found in fish, it appears to reduce the risk of heart
disease and numerous other ailments.
oil is an excellent source of omega-3s: Just 1 teaspoon contains about 2.5
grams, equivalent to more than twice the amount most people get through their
diets. Flaxseeds also contain omega-6 fatty acids in the form of linoleic acid;
omega-6s are the same healthy fats found in vegetable oils.
oil only contains these alpha-linolenic acid (Omega 3 oils), and not the fiber
or lignan components that the whole plant contains. Therefore, flaxseed oil
provides the Omega 3 benefits.
flaxseeds (not the extracted oil) are a rich source of lignans
(phytoestrogens), substances that appear to positively affect hormone-related
problems. Lignans may also be useful in combating specific bacteria, fungi, and
viruses, including those that cause cold sores and shingles.
Flaxseed may help to:
Lower cholesterol, protect against heart disease and control high blood
studies indicate that flaxseed oil, as well as ground flaxseed, can lower
cholesterol, thereby significantly reducing the risk of heart disease. Taking
flaxseed oil may also protect against angina (chest pain) and high blood
pressure. In addition, a five-year study done recently at Boston’s Simmons
College found that flaxseed oil may be useful in preventing a second heart
attack. It may also help prevent elevated blood pressure by inhibiting
inflammatory reactions that cause artery-hardening plaque and poor circulation.
Counter inflammation associated with gout, lupus and fibrocystic
fatty acids appear to limit the inflammatory reaction associated with these
conditions. In cases of lupus, flaxseed oil not only reduces inflammation in
the joints, skin and kidneys, but also lowers cholesterol levels that may be
elevated by the disease. Taking flaxseed oil for gout may lessen the often
sudden and severe joint pain or swelling that is a symptom of this condition.
In addition, the ability of omega-3 fatty acids to boost the absorption of
iodine (a mineral often found in low levels in women suffering from fibrocystic
breasts) makes flaxseed oil potentially valuable for treating this often
Control constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticular disorders and
they are high in dietary fibre, ground flaxseeds can help ease the passage of
stools and thus relieve constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticular disease. In
those with diverticular disease, flaxseeds may also keep intestinal pouches
free of waste and thus keep potential infection at bay. Taken for inflammatory
bowel disease, flaxseed oil can help to calm inflammation and repair any
intestinal tract damage. In addition, the oil may prevent painful gallstones
from developing and even dissolve existing stones.
Treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn and rosacea:
essential fatty acids in flaxseed oil are largely responsible for its
skin-healing powers. Red, itchy patches of eczema, psoriasis and rosacea often
respond to the EFA’s anti-inflammatory actions and overall skin-soothing
properties. Sunburned skin may heal faster when treated with the oil as well.
In cases of acne, the EFAs encourage thinning of the oily sebum that clogs
Promote healthy hair and nails:
abundant omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil have been shown to contribute to
healthy hair growth (in fact, low levels of these acids may cause dry and
lackluster locks). Hair problems exacerbated by psoriasis or eczema of the
scalp may respond to the skin-revitalizing and anti-inflammatory actions of
flaxseed oil as well. Similarly, the oil’s EFAs work to nourish dry or brittle
nails, stopping them from cracking or splitting.
Minimise nerve damage that causes numbness and tingling as well as
EFAs in flaxseed oil assist in the transmission of nerve impulses, making the
oil potentially valuable in treating conditions of numbness and tingling. The
oil’s nerve-nourishing actions may also help in the treatment of Parkinson’s
disease, a degenerative disorder of the nervous system, and protect against the
nerve damage associated with diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
Guard against the effects of ageing:
lignans in flaxseed appear to play a role in protecting against breast, colon, and
prostate ©. Interestingly, the lignans may protect against various effects of
ageing as well.
Treat menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps, female infertility and
the hormone-balancing lignans and plant estrogens (phytoestrogens) in flaxseed
help stabilise a woman’s estrogen-progesterone ratio, they can have beneficial
effects on the menstrual cycle, and relieve the hot flashes of perimenopause
and menopause. Flaxseed may also improve uterine function and thus treat
fertility problems. In addition, the essential fatty acids in flaxseed have
been shown to block production of prostaglandins, hormone like substances that,
when released in excess amounts during menstruation, can cause the heavy
bleeding associated with endometriosis.
Fight prostate problems, male infertility:
The EFAs in flaxseed oil may help
to prevent swelling and inflammation of the prostate, the small gland located
below the bladder in males that tends to enlarge with age. Symptoms of such
enlargement, such as urgency to urinate, may lessen as a result. The EFAs also
play a role in keeping sperm healthy, which may be of value in treating male
infertility, and they can improve blood flow to the penis.
Recommended Dosage 1-3 Softgels Daily With Food.
oil is a vegetarian form of omega 3 and a rich source of Alpha-Linoleic Acid
(ALA), which is converted in the body into the essential fatty acid EPA and
DHA. Alpha linoleic acid (ALA) contributes to the maintenance of normal blood
cholesterol levels. Beneficial effect of supplementation with flaxseed oil is
seen with 2g ALA daily.
All our flaxseed oil supplements are sourced from BRC (British Retail
Consortium) approved manufacturers.
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supplements, it’s always best to consult a doctor before taking any; especially
if pregnant, breastfeeding or suffering from any ailments. Of course, never
exceed the recommended dosage of supplements, or the recommended daily
allowance of minerals.
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