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Flaxseed Oil benefits

Updated on September 16, 2014

Flaxseed oil with Omega 3

Flaxseed oil benefits us in many ways and is now being recognised as a leading substitute for some of the Omega 3 oils. It has been proven to contain some of the important nutrients that we need and i think its well worth investigating further. Get the full details at Flaxseed oil benefits. This great product is well worth investigating as the health benefits are extensive and the product is easy to get and is inexpensive to buy. I would recommend trying the capsules as they are tasteless and easy to swallow.

Flaxseed oil benefits
Flaxseed oil benefits

How do i know all about this

I have to start by telling you that I was never a great believer in taking any type of health products, supplements or indeed anything other than my standard diet of what I believed was reasonable enough eating. As far as I was concerned, a good balanced diet with not too much of one thing would be sufficient to keep me in pretty good health. A little exercise would also keep me fit and let me lead a long and illness free life and so far I have never been ill. In fact the last day I had off work sick was 20 years ago.

Recently my father had a heart attack. His diet was not good at all and he did virtually no exercise at all apart from cutting the grass. He was also overweight by at least 5 stone and has high blood pressure. Although I am nothing like him I thought I would go to the doctors and have a quick check up, just to be on the safe side. My blood pressure was spot on, my BMI was great and I got a clean bill of health. BUT before I left the doctor politely informed me that as my father had the heart attack I was now 15 TIMES more likely to have one too. It was a bit of a shock and I started to have a good look at what I did on a day to day basis. I have increased the amount of exercise that I do and slightly changed my diet. I have also looked into various things that I could take that I might be missing.

I don't really like fish so from my research it seemed clear that I was probably not getting much or any of the Omega oils that are supposed to be essential. When I looked into it there are virtually thousands of different supplements for this and it looked like a bit of a minefield. Eventually I came across flaxseed oil which is a completely natural replacement for the Omega oils. I could also take it in capsule form which was great as I still remember having to take cod liver oil when I was young and the trauma will never leave me.

Apparently this oil is great for many aspects of your health, not least it is great for pregnant women as it contains folic acid. I would encourage you to give it a try as it is a great supplement and at very worst it will do you no harm.

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Barlean's Lignan Flax Oil,  1000 mg ea, 250 Count
Barlean's Lignan Flax Oil, 1000 mg ea, 250 Count

Capsules are the easiest way to take this great product.

 

Learn about the benefits of flaxseed oil

There has been a bit of a food and health revolution over the last 10 to 20 years. People now have more interest and are much better educated in health matters. The internet has opened up a world of information and most of are are taking better care of our general health including our diet and exercise habits. This has caused a lot of increased interest in supplements with people prefering to keep well instead of just taking drugs once they are sick. Things like vitamins and minerals are becoming a normal daily thing and chemists and supermarket shelves are filled with various different products as well as the traditional drugs.

I am sure that you will have heard of Omega oils. Nearly everyone will have seen the recent publicity and will know that these oils are essential for our health and development. In the past we would have gotten these oils naturally in our diet by eating oily fish but with food being in abundance and a lot of people not liking fish so many are turning to supplement capsules instead.

Flaxseed oil has high levels in Omega oils and is fantastic for those who wont take fish.

The health impications of taking flaxseed oil are extremely wide, especially for women.

The main benefit is follate ( folic acid ) which is well known to be excellent for pregnant women as it helps in growth of the foetus. Recently it has been discovered that it can help lessen the chances of breat cancer, regulate of periods, ease Menstrual Tension and help to add strength to bones

On top of all that it is also great for:-

Rheumatoid arthritis

General heart disease

Period pains

Skin irritations

Calcium in the bones

Osteoporosis

Asthma

Constipation

Improves better and healthier hair and skin

Flaxseed oil can easily be taken in capsule form which are tasteless and we think are the easiest way to get the many benefits.

The manufacturers state that this oil is rich in lignans and it is well documented that these improve the heart and hormonal health. It is also great for improving the cholesterol levels.

I know quite a few older people who swear by this oil to improve their joints and bones.

So for a simple and painless way to improve your health and boost your immune system try taking flaxseed oil daily.

Pressing machine
Pressing machine

How to make flaxseed oil

Instructions

1 Firstly buy some flaxseed. You can atually grow the plant from seed if you want. Its pretty time consuming so just using the seeds is probably the easiest option.

2 Getting the oil out is just as simple as pressing the seeds. If you are wanting a large ammount then it might be worth buying a small press to do this.

3 These seeds are quite similar in the pressing process to olives. Plain seeds, lightly pressed will give you the best quality of oil , similar to virgin olive oil. When higher pressure or heat is added then the quality of the oil drops.

4 You will more than likely need to filter the to remove any impurities . This step is a matter of personal preference.

Making flaxseed oil

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Pills

What are health supplements ?

Health supplements

What are health supplements...

Health supplements are usually taken to supplement your diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fibre or amino acids, which you may not be getting in enough quantity in your diet diet. These health supplements are designed to -

Boost overall health or fitness

Help the immune system support to reduce illness

To support the healing process during illness and disease.

Why do we need health supplements...

A healthy diet which is balanced will supply everything you need.The problem is that todays modern diet rarely is fully balanced. Also as we age the body finds it harder to extract same amount of nutrients from our food and supplements can be used to help boost their levels

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What's the solution then...

Health supplements obviously. Health supplements can help regulate your bodies nutrients to restore the body to a place of balance or boost the level of some minerals that you may know yourself to be low in. In general you really have no problem taking as many of these supplements as you want as the body will just excrete any that it doesnt use

If you dont take any supplements at present, I would advise you to give them some consideration. Speak to your doctor who will tell you what you are likely to need most depending on age and lifestyle

Whats the law

Dietary Supplements

FDA regulates both finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients under a different set of regulations than those covering "conventional" foods and drug products (prescription and Over-the-Counter). Under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), the dietary supplement or dietary ingredient manufacturer is responsible for ensuring that a dietary supplement or ingredient is safe before it is marketed. FDA is responsible for taking action against any unsafe dietary supplement product after it reaches the market. Generally, manufacturers do not need to register their products with FDA nor get FDA approval before producing or selling dietary supplements.* Manufacturers must make sure that product label information is truthful and not misleading. Under the FDA Final Rule 21 CFR 111, all domestic and foreign companies that manufacture, package, label or hold dietary supplement, including those involved with testing, quality control, and dietary supplement distribution in the U.S., must comply with the Dietary Supplement Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPS) for quality control. In addition, the manufacturer, packer, or distributor whose name appears on the label of a dietary supplement marketed in the United States is required to submit to FDA all serious adverse event reports associated with use of the dietary supplement in the United States.

FDA's other responsibilities include product information, such as labeling, claims, package inserts, and accompanying literature. The Federal Trade Commission regulates dietary supplement advertising.

*Domestic and foreign facilities that manufacture/process, pack, or hold food for human or animal consumption in the United States are required to register their facility with the FDA. For more information, see Registration of Food Facilities1.

Flaxseed oil for dogs

How do you know if your dog is getting all the nutrients he needs? He cant tell you if he is feeling unwell. Flaxseed oil is a highly beneficial supplement to to dog's diet.

There are a range of fatty acids in flax seed oil which maintain cellular health in all animals. These are commonly known as essential fatty acids (EFA) and are very important to the all round health of our pets as and even ourselves. Without EFAs, cells dont form or function correctly. These acids are known to help the body carry out many functions and they are the basic constituents for prostaglandins. These help regulate our hormones and the nervous systems.

Vets have been using flax seed oil for dogs regularly for many years now as the fatty acids give a wide of health benefits. ( the benefits also apply to cats, rabbits and many other pets, just regulate the dose according to their size).

One of the primary benefits of giving your dog flax seed oil is the shine that the skin and coat develop. In addition to making the coat shiny and healthy, flaxseed oil is believed to help skin conditions.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I use linseed and other seeds in my bread baking. Good lens with helpful info.

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      viscri8 5 years ago

      I am using flaxseed oil, cold pressed, in a mixture with cottage cheese -- according to the Budwig recipe for cancer treatment. The mix tastes like a nice salad dressing and that is how I am using it. I also use flax seed oil on my salads on its own sometimes. Thanks for sharing the info with others!