Info: 1 lb. (454g)
Now on sale! Top quality at the best price. Concentrated ground flax hull lignans contain the highest concentration of SDG (secoisolariciresinol diglycoside, 43-86 mg / gram) available.
Concentrated flax hull lignans consist of the flax seed hull that has been mechanically separated from the seed and finely ground without heat. No chemicals or solvents are used in the separation of the hull from the seed, or in the grinding process. Flax hull lignans are nature's richest source of SDG lignans.
Flax hull lignans contain no seed materials or oils from the flax seed. Probiotic bacteria convert the SDG lignans (plant lignans) into the mammalian lignans enterodiol (ED) and enterolactone (EL). These mammalian lignans help strengthen the immune system, and may naturally lower estrogen levels, helping to reduce or eliminate menopausal symptoms in women, including hot flashes.
It is critical that a quality probiotic supplement is taken at the same time with flax hull lignans. At Aviva, we recommend Pure Encapsulations Probiotic 50B, or Dr. Ohhira's as excellent probiotic choices, to ensure the plant lignans (SDG) are converted to the mammalian phytoestrogen lignans enterodiol and enterolactone. For enhanced nutritional support, add a teaspoon of NutraSprout Organic Sprouted Broccoli Seed Powder (a rich source of sulforphane, I3C, and glucoraphanin) to every tablespoon of flax hull lignans.
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Directions: Adults: Take from 1 to 1.5 level tablespoons (between 5 and 7.5 grams) daily. This should provide from 215 to 300 mg of SDG per regular serving, or from 322 to 645 mg of SDG for a 1.5 tbsp dose.
Either take it directly (which is not recommended) or mix in water, cereal, juice, oatmeal, yogurt, blended drinks, or mix with any foods of your choosing. Aviva recommends a quality probiotic supplement, to ensure conversion of the SDG plant lignans into health promoting mammalian lignans.
Children: for children under the age of 13 years, take 1/2 the adult dose.