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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

  • No More eczema!

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    My grand-daughter's sheets used to need washing every day because she would scratch her eczema covered legs in her sleep. All to creams we tried (including hydrocortisone) failed to help. After a short time of using 3 capsules of flax oil night and morning, her legs cleared up beautifully. After a few years we wondered if she had now grown out of the condition (as her doctor said she would) so she stopped taking the capsules. Within 3 days, her eczema was back with a vengeance! My grand-daughter now has beautiful clear skin thanks to this product.

    Jill

    29/11/16

  • Good product

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    My husband and myself have been using this product for awhile now. I have nerve damage caused by two bouts of breast cancer and the treatment it entailed, the pain specialist I went to recommended coenzyme Q10 along with other medication. I find it has made a difference to the pain I have and I like the flaxseed oil, vitamin E combination with it

    Janine

    23/11/16

  • A product that delivers

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    I am relatively new to this type of product and have noticed a good all round general improvement in my well being since I started taking it. I will continue to use it in the hope that all the attributes the other reviewers have mentioned, prove beneficial to me also. Well worth a try!

    Barry

    10/11/16

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