Primary Health Benefit
Cardiovascular Diseases: Plant Omegas’-3,6,9 help the cardiovascular system through several different mechanisms, including anti-inflammatory action and normalizing the heartbeat. It has significant blood pressure-lowering effects. Those effects may be due to omegas’3,6,9 fatty acids as well as the amino acids groups found in flaxseed.
Diet rich in flaxseed omegas’-3,6,9 help prevent hardening of the arteries and keep plaque from being deposited in the arteries partly by keeping white blood cells from sticking to the blood vessels inner linings.
Lignans in flaxseed have been shown to reduce atherosclerotic plaque buildup by up to 75%. Because plant omega’-3,6,9 also play a role in maintaining the heart’s natural rhythm, they may be useful in treating arrthymia(irregular heartbeat) and heart failure. Flaxseed also helps your cholesterol levels. The level of LDL cholesterol in the bloodstream has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Cholesterol- lowering effects of flaxseed are the result of the combined benefits of the omega’-3,6,9, fiber, and lignans.
How It works
The three primary beneficial compounds are:
Omega-3,6,9: Known as alpha-linoleic acids, these dietary fatty acids,which are relatively rare in our diet, are essential to human metabolism(meaning, we can’t produce them ourselves), and has been the subject of thousands of studies, many of which indicate their value in reducing risk factors for heart disease.
Soluble Fiber: Flaxseed is a rich source of soluble fiber,one of the benefits of which is it binds to bile acids (which include oxidized cholesterol and other fat-soluble waste products like toxic hormone metabolites, and other bile constituents)and help to pull them out of the body.
Lignan: Lignans are a class of plant compounds with both estrogen-like and antioxidant properties. The major lignan found in flaxseed is known as secoisolariciresinol diglucoside, is metabolized into enterodial and enterolactone within the human body,which can affect a wide range of bodily tissues, including cardiovascular systems.
|Servings Per Container
Amount per serving:
|Omega-3, Omega-6, Omega-9,
Essential Fatty Acids Derived from
Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil
*Daily Value (DV) not established.