Alpha Health 100% Canadian, Certified Organic Flax Seed Oil
A vegan source of omega-3 essential fatty acids
Alpha Organic Flaxseed Oil is unrefined, cold-pressed, and made from certified organic Canadian flax seeds. Flaxseed is one of the most concentrated vegan plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids and can help support good health. Enjoy its mild, nutty flavour straight from the spoon or add it to salads and vegetables.
Uses & Benefits
- Certified organic, sustainably sourced flaxseed grown in Canada
- Excellent plant source of omega-3 fatty acids
- Unrefined oil, rich in lignans
- Mild tasting, cold-pressed, and solvent-free
- Easy to use and suitable as a salad oil
- Great for keto diets
- Provides energy for the brain and body
Flaxseed is one of the oldest known cultivated crops. Its Latin name, Linum usitatissimum, means “very useful.” Typically, the term flaxseed is used to describe flax-derived foods for humans, while linseed is used to describe flax-derived products used in textiles or to feed livestock.
Flaxseed is, by far, the richest known source of lignans (Milder et al., 2005). These phytonutrients act as antioxidants and phytoestrogens but are absent from refined flaxseed oil, making unrefined Alpha Organic Flaxseed Oil a great option for all-round health.
Alpha Organic Flaxseed Oil is derived from sustainably sourced, certified organic flaxseed grown in Canada. Flaxseed grown in these cool, northern latitudes produces seeds high in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) – the basis for all omega-3 essential fatty acids. ALA cannot be synthesized in the body, making a dietary or supplemental source essential for good health. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that adults consume 0.5–2% of their daily calories from omega-3 fatty acids (FAO/WHO, 2008).
While ALA is beneficial itself, the body also converts ALA into longerchain omega-3 fatty acids, such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). These are necessary for healthy vision and brain function, as well as inflammation management.
Flaxseed oil also provides a source of omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid (LA). LA is converted into gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) and dihomogamma-linolenic acid (DGLA), long-chain fatty acids that support cellular metabolism, heart health, and hormone balance. Alpha Organic Flaxseed Oil comprises 50–65% ALA and 11–18% LA, along with 13–22% oleic acid (omega-9), providing a beneficial ratio of omega-3-6-9 essential fatty acids.
Alpha Organic Flaxseed Oil is solvent-free, cold-pressed, and regularly tested for peroxides, guaranteeing the freshest possible product. To ensure the highest purity, this product has also been tested in accordance with stringent quality standards for mercury, lead, cadmium, and arsenic, as well as pesticide residues, GMOs, yeasts, moulds, bacteria, and aflatoxins.
Suggested Use: Enjoy right off the spoon or add to vegetables, salads, yogurt, oatmeal, dips, spreads, orsmoothies. Great for keto diets. Provides energy for the brain and body. Dairy- and gluten-free.
Ingredients: Organic flaxseed oil. Dairy- and gluten-free.