Info: 473 ml (16 fl oz) Flip-Top Bottle
After years of research, lignans, a plant chemical, have risen to extreme popularity for their potential health benefits. Studies have suggested a healthy dose of them in the body may actually prevent certain cancers, and Barlean's combines those with Flax Oil to give you those properties plus an incredible dose of Omega-3, plus healthy amounts of Omega-6 essential fatty acids and Omega-9. Thanks to a technique Barlean's calls its Bio-Electron process, the flax seeds retain their potency, giving this amazing flax oil a higher lignan concentration than any other product on the market.
Flaxseed oil is quickly becoming one of the most popular health foods as scientists discover more and more of its benefits. Flaxseed oil may play a part in keeping our hearts and our brains healthy, and may also help to lower the risk of cancer. Flaxseed oil contains essential Omega-3 fatty acids that are very important to the body, yet are largely missing in the modern diet.
Our bodies need to have a good balance of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids in order to function properly. Many of the oils that are commercially available for cooking and in salad dressings contain a lot of Omega-6 fatty acids, but in our modern diets we rarely get the required amount of Omega-3 fats. Flaxseed oil is an excellent source of plant-based Omega-3 fatty acids. However, the very same qualities that make the Omega-3 fats so useful inside our bodies makes them easily damaged if the oils are improperly processed and stored.
When purchasing flaxseed oils, it is important to buy only from reputable companies that process and store this delicate product with great care. The best quality flaxseed oils are processed at very low temperatures in the absence of oxygen. The oil is packaged in dark bottles and sold in the refrigerated section of health food stores. Flax seed oil at room temperature quickly loses its beneficial qualities and can even become harmful.
Once you get your flaxseed oil home, you need to keep it in your refrigerator or freezer and consume it within six weeks after opening the bottle. You can simply take one or two tablespoons of this oil each day, or use it to make salad dressings and smoothies. Do not cook with flax seed oil as heat damages the molecules.
Unrefined, unfiltered, organic flaxseed oil (Linum usitatissimum L.) with flaxseed particulate from milled seeds, made with Canadian Flaxseed.
Each 15 ml/ tbsp. provides:
6,200 mg Omega-3
1,810 mg Omega-6
2,040 mg Omega-9
Adults: Take one to two tablespoons daily. Can be used in salad dressings, mixed with yogurt, cottage cheese, oatmeal, blended beverages and protein drinks. Refrigerate, especially after opening. Shake well before using. Stirring suggested.
Keep out of reach of children. Consult a healthcare practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners or if you have a bleeding disorder.
Canadian product label differs slightly from the one shown.
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