Flaxseed Oil A great source of Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) an natural source of Omega 3 of essential fatty acids.
ALA is the precursor to eicosapentaenoic acid and the series 3 prostaglandins (PGE3), which are critical hormones regulating cellular activity.
Flaxseed Oil 1,000mg - 100 softgel
Flax Linum usitatissimum is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae The oil from the seeds is known as linseed oil.
Flax is grown for its oil, used as a nutritional supplement.
Three natural phenolic glucosides i.e.
1. secoisolariciresinol diglucoside
2. P-coumaric acid glucoside
3. Ferulic acid glucoside, can be found
Flax seeds produce a vegetable oil known as flaxseed oil or linseed oil, which is one of the oldest commercial oils. It is an edible oil obtained by expeller pressing, sometimes followed by solvent extraction. Ground flax seed consist mostly of fat, moderate fiber and protein with a little carbohydrate.
In northern India, flaxseed, called "Tisi" or "Alsi" , is traditionally roasted, powdered, and eaten with boiled rice, a little water, and a little salt . Flax seed sprouts are also edible.
Nutrients in flax seed
Carbohydrates :Sugars and dietary fiber
Fat :Saturated fats ,Monounsaturated fatty acids, Polyunsaturated fatty acids, Omega‑3 and Omega‑6 fatty acids .
Protein Vitamins :Thiamine (B1),Riboflavin (B2),Niacin (B3), Pantothenic acid (B5),Vitamin B6, Folate (B9),Vitamin C .
Trace metals :Calcium ,Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc.
Linum usitatissimum seeds have been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally as soaked or as a decoction and externally as a poultice and by massaging oil for treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract, eyes, infections, cold, flu, fever, rheumatism and gout. Flax seeds are known as Alsi in Hindi. From different native places of India people have been using flax seed oil for a good dietary supplement and for the treatment of arthritis .
Dieticians recommends flax seed oil and ground flax seed for the following health benefits :-
The consumption of flaxseed is associated with a reduction in total cholesterol, including the LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.
Nutritionists are instructing their diabetic patients to eat flax daily. It has been discovered that the omega-3 fat and high fiber in flax may play a role in the fight against diabetes.
Flaxseed is high in lignans, up to 800 times the amount as in any tested plant food. Lignans have been called natural cancer-protective compounds. Flax seed is also high in alpha linolenic acid (ALA) which has been found to be promising as a cancer fighting agent.
The omega 3 fatty acids, lignans and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) present in flaxseeds are beneficial for patients who suffer from diseases such as arthritis, and Parkinson’s disease.
The antioxidant properties of flaxseeds help regularize the hormonal imbalance responsible for hot flashes.
Flax seed can be trusted for the high content of antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids for protection against breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer.