Flora Flax Oil is mechanically pressed at low heat in an oxygen and light-free environment. It is unrefined and nitrogen-flushed to preserve freshness.
FLORA'S ORGANIC FLAX OIL LIQUID is ideal for adding extra essential fats to your daily meals - just add it to salad dressing, in a protein shake, or just take it straight. It's sweet, nutty flavour makes it a great addition to any food. Flora uses only certified organic golden flax seeds to produce their cold pressed flax oil
Flora Flax Oil
Flaxseed Oil products consist of the oil of dried, ripe seed of Linum usitatissimum L. [Fam. Linaceae]. The various cultivars of L. usitatissimum (L.) Vav. et Ell, including brown and golden flax varieties, are equally acceptable as medicines. Flaxseed oil contains approximately 57% alpha linolenic acid (ALA) or omega-3 fatty acid, and 15% linoleic acid (LA) or omega-6 essential fatty acid, and as a source of these essential fatty acids, can be used to boost energy and reduce fatigue. Flaxseed oil can be used to prevent and treat EFA deficiencies in the diet, such as those related to brain and retinal disorders, especially in infants, vascular disorders and hormonal imbalances. Every cell of the body has a phospholipid membrane and that lipid is made up of essential fatty acids: 60% EFA's for most cells and 80% EFA's for brain and nerve cells. The human retina is fully 60% omega-3's. Omega-3 EFAs are important for membrane fluidity of all cells of the body; they also protect the body against abnormal blood clotting and are anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown that increased levels of omega-3s in the diet increases the flexibility of red blood cells for passing through capillaries and blood vessels within only three days and reduces and/or normalizes blood platelet stickiness.
It is important to have the right balance of omega-6 and omega-3 EFAs in the diet for optimal health. Having a serious deficiency or excess of either of these fatty acids can cause disease – especially having too much omega-6 without adequate omega-3. Studies show that flaxseed oil, when given to animals exposed to toxic chemicals, prevented the formation of any abnormal growths; fish oil and evening primrose oil followed close behind and corn and safflower oils (which contain only omega-6 EFA's without any omega-3's) were seen to stimulate the formation of abnormal growths.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Reducing LDL Cholesterol
Reproductive Organ Health
For essential fatty acid supplementation: 1 - 3 tablespoons of flaxseed oil taken daily with food.
Flaxseed oil can be used as a component of salad dressings, or it can be incorporated into other foods such as non-hydrogenated margarines or butters, or it can be mixed in with fruit smoothies or other shaken drinks.
Flaxseed oil should never be used for frying foods, but may be used safely in baked foods
Use uncooked only (on salads, on cooked foods, in yogurt, etc).
Do not heat Flax Oil.
For optimal freshness, keep refrigerated and consume within eight weeks of opening. Can be frozen to prolong shelf life. Globules may appear at low temperatures.
Ingredients and Nutritional Information
|Each tablespoon (15ml) contains:|
|Essential fatty acids with approximately 57% linoleic acid (ALA)|
|or omega-3 fatty acid, and 15% linoleic acid (LA) or omega-6|
|essential fatty acid.|
|Amount per Serving||% D. V.*|
|Total Fat||9 g
|Saturated Fat||1 g||5%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||6 g||**|
|Trans Fat||3 g
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids||1 g
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||5 g
|Monounsaturated Fat||2 g||**|
| * Daily Values based on 2000 calorie diet.
|** Daily Values not established.|
Use caution when taking EFAs while using blood thinning medication.
Taken as directed, flaxseed oil does not have any negative side effects. However, excessive flaxseed oil and/or omega-3 EFAs in the diet, in the absence of adequate levels of omega-6 EFAs, can weaken blood vessels and capillaries and increase the tendency and frequency of nose bleeds and/or other bleeding problems. This increased risk of bleeding with excessive flaxseed oil and/or omega-3 EFAs in the diet can be avoided simply by using EFA balanced flaxseed oil blends containing sunflower and other oils.
- Good quality flax seed oil. Review by IOAN
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I take about 3 tablespoons a day. (Posted on 11/5/12)