Flaxseed oil 1300 mg

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A source of Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are full of health benefits making Flax Seed Oil fantastic for your overall good health! Flax Seed Oil is a great alternative to Fish Oil supplements for those who cannot tolerate their fishy after taste.

Complete vegetarian source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Omega-3 fatty acids are full of health benefits making Flax Seed Oil fantastic for your overall good health! You’ll find it also contains Omega -6 and Omega-9 that help support all-natural heart health and healthy hair, skin and nails. Because it comes from a completely vegetarian source – it is a great alternative to Omega-3 Fish Oil supplements for those cannot tolerate their fishy after taste.

Overview

Flaxseed oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, L.). Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are needed for health. Flaxseed oil contains the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which the body converts into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. Some researchers think flaxseed oil might have some of the same benefits as fish oil. But the body is not very efficient at converting ALA into EPA and DHA. The benefits of ALA, EPA, and DHA are not necessarily the same. Omega-3 fatty acids, usually from fish oil, have been shown to reduce inflammation and help prevent certain chronic diseases, such as heart disease and arthritis. Studies are mixed about whether flaxseed oil is useful for the same conditions.

Getting a good balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the diet is important. These essential fats are both examples of polyunsaturated fatty acids, or PUFAs. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation, while many omega-6 fatty acids tend to contribute to inflammation. A healthy diet should consist of roughly 2 to 4 times fewer omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids. However, the typical American diet tends to contain 14 to 25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids. Many researchers believe this is a significant factor in the rising rate of inflammatory disorders in the United States.

Uses

Clinical studies suggest that flaxseed oil and other omega-3 fatty acids may help treat a variety of conditions.

High cholesterol

People who follow a Mediterranean diet tend to have an increased HDL (good) cholesterol level. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes fish and healthy fats, such as olive oil, and has a healthy balance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Whole grains, root and green vegetables, daily portions of fruit, fish and poultry, olive and canola oils, and ALA (from flaxseed, flaxseed oil, and walnuts) are also part of the Mediterranean diet. Red meat and saturated fats are not part of the diet.

Heart disease

Eating a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts or legumes, and ALA-rich foods may substantially reduce the recurrence of heart disease. One of the best ways to help prevent and treat heart disease is to eat a diet low in saturated and trans fat and rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (including omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed and fish). Evidence suggests that people who eat an ALA-rich diet are less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack. ALA may reduce heart disease risk through a variety of ways, including making platelets less “sticky”, reducing inflammation, promoting blood vessel health, and reducing risk of arrhythmia (irregular heart beat). Several human studies also suggest that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids, including ALA, may lower blood pressure.

Sjogren’s syndrome

Preliminary evidence suggests that taking 1 to 2 g of flaxseed per day can improve the symptoms of dry eye in people with Sjogren’s syndrome. Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks glands in the body that produce moisture like salivary and tear glands.

Cancer

Studies suggest that flaxseed oil may help prevent the growth of breast tumors. In one Canadian Study, researchers discovered that flaxseed oil prevented breast tumor growth, likely through ALA content. People with breast cancer should not take any nutritional supplement without their doctor’s approval.

Constipation

Studies show that daily use of flaxseed and flaxseed oil are as effective as mineral oil in treating constipation.

Precautions

Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, you should take dietary supplements only under the supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider.

Flaxseed may slow down the absorption of oral medications or other nutrients if taken at the same time. Try to avoid taking flaxseed at the same time as medications and other supplements.

Possible Interactions

If you are being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use flaxseed oil (alpha-linolenic acid or ALA) or other omega-3 fatty acids without talking to your doctor first.

Blood-thinning medications (anticoagulants): Omega-3 fatty acids may strengthen the effects of blood-thinning medications, including aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), and clopedigrel (Plavix). While the combination of aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids may help treat heart disease, they should not be taken together without the supervision of a doctor.

Blood sugar-lowering medications: Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements may increase fasting blood sugar levels, which may increase your need for the medications. Use omega-3 fatty acid supplements with caution if you take medicines to lower your blood sugar, such as:

Glipizide (Glucotrol and Glucotrol XL)

Glyburide (Micronase or Diabeta)

Glucophage (Metformin)

Insulin

Cyclosporine: Taking omega-3 fatty acids during cyclosporine (Sand immune) therapy may reduce the toxic side effects associated with this medication in transplant patients, such as high blood pressure and kidney damage.

Etretinate and topical steroids: Adding omega-3 fatty acids (specifically EPA) to the drug therapy etretinate (Tegison) and topical corticosteroids may improve symptoms of psoriasis.

Cholesterol-lowering medications: Increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet may help a group of cholesterol lowering medications known as statins work more effectively. These statins include:

Atorvastatin (Lipitor)

Lovastatin (Mevacor)

Simvastatin (Zocor)

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): ): In an animal study, treatment with omega-3 fatty acids reduced the risk of ulcers from NSAIDs, including ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) and naproxen (Aleve or Naprosyn). More research is needed to see whether omega-3 fatty acids would have the same effects in people

Directions: As a dietary supplement for adults, 1 softgel daily or as directed by a health professional.

Serving size: 1 Softgel

Amount Per Serving Quantity/Per Serving % Daily Value
Flax Seed Oil 1300 mg

Other ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, purified water

WARNING: Please consult a healthcare professional before taking this product if you are pregnant or nursing