This organically grown flax seed oil offers a complete source of essential amino acids with a vegetarian source of omega‑3 fatty acids.
|100% Pure, cold-pressed, certified organic flax (Linum usitatissimum) seed oil||1000 mg|
|alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA) omega‑3 fatty acids||550 mg|
|Linoleic acid (LA)||174 mg|
|Oleic acid||184 mg|
|Other ingredients: Vitamin E (from sunflower) in a shell of annatto extract, bovine gelatin, glycerin, and purified water.|
Our flax is obtained from certified organically grown flaxseeds. It is extracted by expeller pressing at temperatures less than 38 °C without the use of solvents, such as hexane. The oil is protected during the extraction process from the damaging effects of heat, light, and oxygen.
Flaxseed oil contains 20% flax particulates, with 11 mg of lignans per tablespoon, the highest source of omega‑3 available. Current research indicates that lignans have important nutritive and preventive properties.
Nutritionists, researchers, and even scientists believe that it could be the most important health-promoting supplement next to a multivitamin. Nearly every system in the body can benefit from flaxseed oil. Omega‑6 and omega‑3 fatty acids are known to play important roles in the formation of prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are cellular regulators, which control the inflammatory process in the body. Flaxseed oil, which contains large amounts of omega‑3 fatty acids and adequate amounts of omega‑6 fatty acids, is helpful in protocols which deal with cardiovascular disease, hypertension, arthritis, psoriasis, cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease.
Flaxseed oil is best used on salads, other foods, or taken by itself. Flaxseed oil is not suitable for cooking, because it oxidizes when heated.
Flaxseed oil also slows the aging process; shields the skin from wrinkling; and boosts production of new skin, hair, and nails. Studies have also shown that flax lowers risks of breast and colon cancer, restores proper metabolic function, and enables the body to excrete fat and toxins that are trapped in tissues.