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Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed oil is sourced from the flax plant Linum usitatissimum, commonly known as Linseed. Flaxseed oil has the highest ALA content (the plant form of Omega 3) of any vegetarian source. Its 3:1 ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6 helps reverse the dietary imbalance typically present in the western style diet.

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Flaxseed Oil Info

Flaxseed oil taken to supplement dietary essential fatty acids is unrelated to the New Zealand flax plant (harakeke of the genus Phormium), which is really a lily unique to New Zealand. Flaxseed oil is sourced from the flax plant Linum usitatissimum, from the Linaceae family native to eastern Europe and parts of Asia, commonly known as Linseed. New Zealand Flaxseed oil is produced from a blue flowered, annual crop grown mainly in the South Island.

Flaxseed Oil Benefits

Research has linked Flaxseed oil to improved outcomes in coronary heart disease, heart arrhythmias, blood pressure, cholesterol reduction, artery health, cancer prevention, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, menopausal symptoms, excess weight gain, stress response, injury prevention, joint pain, arthritis, digestive function and constipation, Alzheimer’s symptoms, acne, skin condition and cognitive function.

Flaxseed oil contains 60% Omega 3 (alpha linolenic acid), 20% Omega 6 (linoleic acid) and 20% Omega 9 (oleic acid). This is a 3:1 ratio of Omega 3 to Omega 6, helping reverse the dietary imbalance present in the western style diet.

Flaxseed oil has the highest ALA content (the plant form of Omega 3) of any vegetarian source. This is definitely the most stable form because it contains high amounts of the protective antioxidant Vitamin E, compared with fish oil Omega 3s which do not.

Flaxseed Oil Side Effects

When taken by adults within the recommended dosage range there are no adverse effects and Flaxseed oil is non-toxic. People with either diabetes or schizophrenia may have problems converting ALA to EPA and DHA, so fish oil (a rich source of these), rather than flaxseed oil is recommended in these cases.

Product Reviews

  • don't bother

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    i finished the bottle and have lost no weight or fat, totally useless and kinda expensive

    Sapphire

    11/04/17

  • This is amazing

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    After one month of taking two capsules I can notice an improvement to my skin and hair, I am on my second order now and will continue to use it and hope for even more improvements

    Carole

    24/03/17

  • Fantastic - great taste too

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    I started taking this as we're trying to conceive, so thought it best to start now. I've been amazed at how well I feel and for the first time in my life, my nails aren't splitting and bending – they're really strong, and my hair is shiny too. I'm astounded that just a spoonful of this in my smoothies has made such a difference.

    Initially I wanted to buy the capsules but I dessert spoon is equivalent to about 5 caps (or something like that) so the oil is definitely the way to go. Healthpost is also the best place to buy it as I shopped around a lot, and it's cheapest place to buy it.

    Hugely recommend this product, I'll be taking it indefinitely now. Oh and my husband has started taking the men's version and loves it. Big fans!

    Louise

    28/02/17

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