Flax Seed Oil 1000mg Vegan Formula - 120 Veg Gels
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- Made with Organic Flax Oil
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All About Flaxseed Oil and Its Many Health Benefits
You may have heard of flaxseed oil before, but did you know that it's a natural source of the omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)? ALA is considered an essential fatty acid because the body cannot make it from other fats and must obtain it from the diet. Flaxseed oil has been shown to support cardiovascular health and to promote the maintenance of healthy skin.*
This flax seed oil has been specially pressed to be as close to the original oil in the seed as possible. Extreme care has been taken in bringing this product to market in softgel form, which seals in the oil and protects it from oxidation and contamination. Each softgel may typically have 50% naturally occurring alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3). Let's take a closer look at some of the science behind flaxseed oil and its many health benefits.
The Science Behind Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil is derived from the seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum), which is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. The flax plant has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its purported health benefits.* The seeds of the flax plant are a good source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids. The main omega-3 fatty acid in flaxseeds is ALA.* Flaxseed oil is very concentrated in ALA and also contains smaller amounts of another omega-3 fatty acid called eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).*
Flaxseed oil has been shown to support cardiovascular health.* In a 12-week clinical trial, participants taking 2 grams of flaxseed oil per day had lower levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, also known as "bad" cholesterol, than those taking a placebo.* LDL cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease.* Another clinical trial found that participants who took 3 tablespoons (45 mL) of flaxseed oil daily for 12 weeks had lower blood pressure than those taking a placebo.* High blood pressure is another risk factor for heart disease. Additionally, observational studies have found that people who consume more ALA from foods like flaxseeds or flaxseed oil have a lower risk of heart disease.*
Flaxseed oil has also been shown to promote the maintenance of healthy skin.* One clinical trial found that participants who took 2 grams of flaxseed oil per day for 12 weeks had significantly increased skin moisture and reduced roughness compared to those taking a placebo.* Another study found that women who took 3 grams of flaxseed oil daily for 90 days had significantly improved skin elasticity compared to those taking a placebo.* Skin elasticity is a measure of skin firmness. Overall, these studies suggest that flaxseed oil may help keep skin hydrated and supple.
As you can see, there are many good reasons to add flaxseed oil to your diet. If you're looking for a natural way to support cardiovascular health and maintain healthy skin*, consider giving this product a try. Remember to always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new supplement regimen.
[*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.]
Suggested Usage: Take 1 softgel 1 to 3 times daily with food.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Serving Size: 1 Veggie Softgel
Servings Per Container: 120
Description Amount per Serving % Daily Value
Total Fat 1 g 1%*
Organic Flax Seed Oil (Linum usitatissimum) (Cold Pressed, Hexane Free) 1 g (1,000 mg)
†Daily Value not established.
*Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet.
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian Softgel Capsule (glycerin, modified starch, carrageenan, water).
Not manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish or shellfish ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Caution: For adults only. Flax oil is generally well tolerated, but may be associated with mild temporary gastro-intestinal disturbances. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, including allergy to flax seed. Keep out of reach of children.
This flax seed oil has been specially pressed to be as close to the original oil in the seed as possible. Extreme care has been taken in bringing this product to market in softgel form, which seals in the oil and protects it from oxidation and contamination.
Each softgel may typically have 50% naturally occurring alpha-linolenic acid (omega-3).
Natural color variation may occur in this product.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
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