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What Is Flaxseed Oil?
Flaxseed oil, sometimes known as linseed oil is extracted from the seeds of the flax plant. Flaxseed oil is used as an alternative to omega 3 fish oils. It contains the essential fatty acid ALA (Alpha-Linolenic Acid) which is then converted by the body into EPA. Flaxseed Oil is a naturally rich source of the Omega 3 fatty acid Alpha-Liolenic acid, the Omega 6 fatty acid Linoleic Acid and the Omega 9 fatty acid Oleic acid.
What Is Flaxseed Oil Used For?
EPA and DHA help the body to maintain a healthy heart lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure and may also benefit joints and skin. Pure organic flaxseed oil is used in the manufacturing process.
High strength 1000mg capsules
Helps to maintain healthy bones and joints
Helps to maintain health skin, hair and nails
An antioxidant which maintains a healthy immune system
Helps to maintain a normal mood
Helps to maintain a healthy nervous system
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Flaxseed Oil Frequently Asked Questions
What is Flax?
Flax is a blue, flowering plant that originates from the Canadian prairies or the northern United States. The plant’s technical name is linum usitatissimum L. The plant is eaten or ingested in various ways, including in an oil form.
What is Flaxseed Oil?
Flaxseed oil is made from the seeds of the flax plant. The seeds of this blue, flowering plant are rich in nutrients and fatty acids.
What Conditions Does Flaxseed Oil Treat?
In general, flaxseed oil is used as both a preventative measure against diseases and a treatment. When considering the treatment of conditions, flaxseed oil is used for arthritis inflammation, bacterial and fungal infections, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, skin conditions like acne and eczema, high cholesterol, heart disease and Sjogren Syndrome. In most cases, flaxseed oil is used in combination with other means of treating the condition, such as adding more exercise and eating a healthy diet that includes flaxseed oil to lower high cholesterol.
What Forms of Flaxseed Oil are Available?
The two common forms of flaxseed oil supplements are either a capsule or liquid.
What is an Appropriate Dosage?
The dosage will depend on the form of flaxseed oil. In general, capsules will have a dosage instruction of either one or two capsules a day. If the oil is not in a capsule form, take between one and two teaspoons per day. Do not give flaxseed oil to anyone under 18 years old without first consulting the child’s doctor.
How do I Store Flaxseed Oil?
Flaxseed oil might go rancid if left out. In general, putting the oil in the fridge is appropriate.
Are There Safety Concerns Associated with Flaxseed Oil?
Yes, there are safety concerns associated with flaxseed oil. One main concern is the development of allergies. In general, flaxseed allergies are rare, but some individuals might develop allergies to flax, in which case they should discontinue using the supplement. The ALA found in flax is often associated with prostate cancer in men, but studies are as yet inconclusive about whether flaxseed oil causes the cancer or other factors combined with the oil are the culprit. If prostate cancer is a concern, do not take flaxseed oil. Diabetics or schizophrenics should discuss flaxseed oil with a doctor before taking the supplement because studies suggest that someone with diabetes or schizophrenia is not able to convert ALA to EPA or DHA.
Does Flaxseed Oil Interact with Medications?
Flaxseed oil interacts with some medications. The common types of medications that have interactions include blood thinning medications, medications for blood sugar regulation, Cyclosporine, topical steroids, medications that lower cholesterol and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or NSAIDS. If you take any of these medications or are concerned about any other medications that might interact, discuss drug interactions with your doctor before taking flaxseed oil supplements.
How do I Determine if the Flaxseed Oil is Bad?
Flaxseed oil naturally has a mild, nutty flavor similar to hazelnuts. While it will keep in a fridge, if left out for too long or if it is exposed to heat, light or oxygen too long, it might turn rancid. In general, when flaxseed oil turns, it will have a rancid or unpleasant smell. If you are unsure about the smell, taste a small amount. If it tastes bad or does not taste nutty, it is probably bad and you should throw it out.
What is the History of Flaxseed Oil?
Flax has grown around the world for centuries. In ancient Egypt, flaxseeds were primarily used as a laxative or for medicinal purposes. The whole plant was originally used, rather than pressing the oil from the seeds. As the health benefits of flax became available in the modern world, it is now used as a supplement to prevent health conditions.
Where Can I Buy Flaxseed Oil?
Flaxseed oil is available in any store that sells dietary supplements or online. Many health food stores will also have flaxseed oil available for customers.
Flaxseed Oil 1000mg containing 530mg of a Linoleic acid
|Dosage||Take one to three capsules daily with food|
|Symptom Or Treatment||Cholesterol, Healthy Heart, High Blood Pressure, Joint Pain, Skin Conditions|
|Cautions||Do not exceed the stated dosage Store in a cool dry place Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18 Always consult your GP before taking Nutritional Supplements, especially if you have an existing medical condition or are taking medication Consult you GP if pregnant or lactating Keep out of reach of children You should not take supplements as a substitute for a varied balanced diet|
|Product Source||Manufactured by BRC (British Retail Consortium) accredited facilities. Also GMP and Ethical Audit compliant.|