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 from cold-pressed flax seeds, rosemary leaves, mixed tocopherols, ascorbyl palmitate and citric acid.
• Aids in the construction of healthy cell membranes.
• Keeps saturated fats mobile in the bloodstream.
• Maintains already-normal stickiness of blood platelets.
• Plays a vital role in the production of prostaglandins.
• Helps maintain cholesterol levels already in the normal range.
• Stimulates immune activity.
How It Works
Several scientific studies show that consumption of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) can benefit the heart. Flax Seed Oil provides EFAs, including linoleic acid. Fatty acids are termed “essential” because the body cannot manufacture them. Flax seed oil contains twice as much omega-3 essential fatty acids as fish oil products, without the fishy aftertaste. The body produces prostaglandins—precursors to hormones and other compounds. Some of these initiate beneficial reactions while others produce negative effects. An improper balance of EFAs in the diet can lead to increased production of the “bad” prostaglandins. Flax Seed Oil Liquid provides the ideal ratio of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 EFAs required to maintain the necessary balance between good and bad prostaglandins. EFAs from flax also support the structural integrity of cellular membranes, offering associated benefits to the cardiovascular and nervous systems.
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 gel cap for those who prefer the convenience of a capsule..
Take one teaspoon three times daily.