OmegaFactors® Flaxseed Oil

OmegaFactors® Flaxseed Oil

  • $9.99


Certified Organic 1000mg Softgels

Feature summary

OmegaFactors Certified Organic Flaxseed Oil is derived from certified organic Canadian flax, grown in Alberta, and high in the omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids may help maintain healthy triglyceride and cholesterol levels, protecting against cardiovascular disease.

Lignans, found in flaxseeds, are valuable phytoestrogens that help to maintain normal estrogen levels and they may protect against certain cancers, particularly hormone-sensitive cancers, such as breast, endometrium and prostate cancer. Studies showing a protective effect are suggestive, not conclusive.

Solvent-free, cold-pressed (below 40 degrees Celsius), OmegaFactors Certified Organic Flaxseed Oil is not refined, deodorized or bleached and is regularly tested for peroxides, guaranteeing the freshest possible product. A small amount of vitamin E has been added to prevent oxidation.

Note: "lignins". Although related structurally, they have in common a cinnamic acid residue and may be synthesized in a similar pathway, they differ in their biological effects. Lignins are a type of insoluble fibre found in plant cell walls and they do not have the anti-estrogen effects that lignans do.

Ingredients

Each softgel contains: 
Organic flaxseed oil blend 
(Linum usitatissimum L.) (seed oil)........................... 1000 mg 
Alpha linolenic acid (ALA).......................................... 530 mg 
Oleic acid (OA)........................................................... 120 mg 
Linoleic acid (LA)....................................................... 100 mg

Uses and benefits

  • Certified organic flaxseed
  • Locally grown in Alberta, Canada
  • Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acid
  • Helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels
  • Protects against cardiovascular disease  

Additional information

Children: Suitable for children at one-half the adult dosage.

Pregnancy and Nursing: Historically, flaxseed oil has been recommended during pregnancy and lactation because it may help reduce constipation that can often occur during pregnancy. It is also an excellent vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil have also been used historically to encourage lactation. However, recent animal studies have shown a negative effect during pregnancy and therefore some experts are recommending that flaxseed oil be avoided during this time. The Natural Medicine Comprehensive Database says that "flaxseed oil is likely safe when used orally in amounts found in foods and possibly unsafe when used orally in medicinal amounts." Therefore we suggest that pregnant women check with their knowledgeable health care practitioner if they have any concerns about taking flaxseed oil during pregnancy.

Seniors: No special precautions are known.

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