Flaxseed, also known as linseed, is one of the oldest crops known to mankind. Rich in fibre, vitamin B1, magnesium, lignans (a type of phytoestrogen), vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids, flaxseed makes a nutritious addition to any diet! Flaxseed just so happens to be the star of our new product! Using one of natures richest plant-based sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, we’ve produced cold-pressed flaxseed oil soft gels that are vegan friendly and packed with a range of health-promoting properties.
So what are the benefits of flaxseed oil?
Well, flaxseed oil is an easy and convenient way to boost your daily intake of omega-3, 6 and 9 fatty acids. Being one of the richest sources of plant-based omega 3s, each capsule contains high levels of alpha linolenic acid. In fact, flaxseed oil contains nearly twice the amount of alpha linolenic acid compared to fish oil!
The major health benefits of flaxseeds are derived from the presence of alpha linolenic acid. Various studies have found that the alpha linolenic acid in flaxseed oil may play a role in decreasing levels of low-density lipoprotein, also known as “bad” cholesterol, and is therefore essential for a healthy heart. Alpha linolenic acid is proven to contribute to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels with a daily intake of 2 grams.
As modern-day western diets are typically low in anti-inflammatory omega 3s, flaxseed oil is certainly an easy way of boosting your intake of those all-important omega 3s! In addition to being anti-inflammatory, omega 3s play a key role in forming cell membranes, can help with lowering the risk of cardiovascular conditions (such as stroke and heart failure), improves digestion, are necessary for supporting the preconception stage and all throughout pregnancy, and might even help boost memory!
Our flaxseed oil supplements make a terrific alternative for vegetarians and vegans or even for those who simply dislike the fishy after taste that you get when taking fish oils. We also recommend taking Nutravita our Vegan Omega 3 formula alongside the flaxseed oil which provides a rich amount of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) to also support the normal function of the heart.