Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed Oil is the yellowish oil extracted from the seeds of the flax plant using cold-pressed processing. The popularity of flaxseed oil is growing because of its nutritional value resulting in several different products on the health food market. It can be taken regularly in its liquid format, in softgel capsules or pills as a natural supplement or food topping/additive. Flaxseed oil is typically used as a dip, salad dressing, additive or topping. However, as a result of our unique and innovative cold-pressing and filtering methods, our products will be one-of-a-kind flaxseed oils that can also be used for cooking at high heats.

The nutrients found in flaxseed oil are similar to those found in flaxseeds. These include:

Omega-3 fatty acid:
More than half the fat in flax seeds are Omega-3, alpha-linolenic fatty acid (ALA). Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid which cannot be naturally produced by the body and must be obtained through our diets. Regular intake of Omega-3 has shown to protect against hypertension, inflammation, heart disease, immune disorders, arthritis, diabetes and constipation.

 

Omega-6 fatty acid:
Flaxseed oil also contains linoleic-acid, an essential fatty acid. Most omega-6 fatty acids in the diet come from vegetable oils. This fatty acid is essential to your health, especially when combined with Omega-3. A ratio of 4:1 (4 parts Omega-3 to 1 part Omega-6) is recommended for optimum health. Unfortunately, most western diets consist of a 1:15 ratio (1 part Omega-3 to 15 parts Omega-6)! Excessive amounts of Omega-6 linoleic-acid can contribute to inflammation.

Omega-9 fatty acid: 
Also present in flaxseed oil is the monounsaturated fatty acid, Oleic acid.  Omega-9 fatty acids have been shown to increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol and decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and help eliminate plaque buildup in the arteries, for the prevention of heart attacks or strokes.

Fibre:
Flax seeds contain both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibres dissolve in water and helps delay the emptying of the stomach, keeping you feeling full. Soluble fibre also affects the absorption of foods, which can lower blood cholesterol levels.

Omega-6 fatty acid:
Flaxseed oil also contains linoleic-acid, an essential fatty acid. Most omega-6 fatty acids in the diet come from vegetable oils. This fatty acid is essential to your health, especially when combined with Omega-3. A ratio of 4:1 (4 parts Omega-3 to 1 part Omega-6) is recommended for optimum health. Unfortunately, most western diets consist of a 1:15 ratio (1 part Omega-3 to 15 parts Omega-6)! Excessive amounts of Omega-6 linoleic-acid can contribute to inflammation.

Omega-9 fatty acid: 
Also present in flaxseed oil is the monounsaturated fatty acid, Oleic acid.  Omega-9 fatty acids have been shown to increase HDL (“good”) cholesterol and decrease LDL (“bad”) cholesterol and help eliminate plaque buildup in the arteries, for the prevention of heart attacks or strokes.

Extra Fibre:
Flax seeds contain both soluble and insoluble fibre. Soluble fibres dissolve in water and helps delay the emptying of the stomach, keeping you feeling full. Soluble fibre also affects the absorption of foods, which can lower blood cholesterol levels. Insoluble fibres stay relatively whole while moving through the intestinal tract and helps speed up the movement of food and waste through the body. This type of fibre has a laxative effect and helps in preventing constipation.

Consuming flaxseed oil will result in having a healthy heart, well-functioning circulatory and immune systems, and healthy skin and hair. Flaxseed oil complements other health supplements well as it possesses numerous nutritional benefits that the body needs.