Essential fatty acids perform a variety of functions in the body, including:
• Aiding in the construction of healthy cell walls.
• Rich source of vegetable Omega 3 and Omega 6 EFAs
• Keeping saturated fats mobile in the bloodstream.
• Decreasing stickiness of blood platelets.
• Precursor to anti-inflammatory prostaglandins
• Helping reduce triglyceride levels in the blood.
• Insulating nerves.
• Normalizing cholesterol levels.
• Supporting the kidneys.
Several scientific studies show that consumption of essential fatty acids (EFAs) can benefit the heart. Flax Seed Oil is a rich source of these EFAs. It also contains lignans, substances known to stimulate immune activity, and linoleic acid, another essential fatty acid. These two fatty acids are termed “essential” because the body cannot manufacture them. EFAs are precursors to prostaglandins.
Until recently, experts believed the best sources of EFAs were fish oils. While fish oils are a good source, flax seed oil contains twice as much EFAs as fish oil products, without the fishy aftertaste. Each capsule contains omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids plus lignans.
The average North American diet lacks Omega-3 EFAs. Typically, the North American diet has about a 25:1 ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 EFAs. This ratio should be much less drastic (3:1).
Omega-3 oil supports the Immune, Circulatory, Glandular, Structural, and Respiratory Systems
Nature’s Sunshine Products is pleased to offer Flax Seed Oil in capsules for those who do not want to take it by the spoonful. This popular product is often used in conjunction with Focus Attention for ADD and ADHD.
Flax seed oil and lignans.
Flax seed oil contains the highest level of alpha-linolenic acid of any known plant source. It also contains high levels of lignans—active polysaccharides that have anti-estrogenic, antioxidative, antiviral, antibacterial and antitumor properties, and that offer protection against some types of autoimmune diseases. Lignans may possess impressive preventive properties and offer protection to the immune system.
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Also available in a liquid for those who desire an easy way to get a greater concentration.
Take one or two capsules with a meal three times daily.