Flaxseed oil is a natural product, which is obtained by cold pressed. The healing qualities of the oil will not be lost.
The Lignans (a group of chemical compounds found in plant-based foods including Flaxseeds, Sesame, Pumpkin seeds, and Rye. When these foods are digested, intestinal bacteria activates the lignans) found in Flaxseed play an important role in cancer prevention, and especially breast cancer.
A study published in 2010 in the “British Journal of Nutrition” tested the lignans from flaxseeds in regard to cancer. They found that Flaxseed Lignans might lower the risk of cancer by preventing pre-cancerous cellular changes, as well as to slow down the progression and movement of cancer cells.
The lignans have antiviral, antibacterial, anti-parasitic and anti-tumor proprieties.
The researchers theorize that flax lignans bring many promises in the battle with diseases, including a role in preventing cancer, especially breast cancer.
Flaxseed oil contains lecithin and is particularly effective in regulating bowel movements. Also, Flaxseed oil has anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective and reduces blood fat.
Flaxseed oil has special qualities, containing two times more Omega 3 fatty acids than fish oil and a blend of essential fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 9. All these amino-acids play a crucial role in restoring cells, in treating or ameliorating various diseases.
Flaxseeds are an excellent source of fiber, both soluble and insoluble as well. Mucilage content stabilizes blood glucose levels and is a natural laxative. Every 100 grams of flax seeds get 25-30 grams of protein, which is why oil consumption is recommended in diets, as long as it is taken in moderation.
Vitamins and minerals found in flax seeds are zinc, iron, Vitamin E, carotene, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, silicon, copper, nickel, molybdenum, chromium and cobalt.
Flaxseeds have been extensively studied over the years and many trials and laboratory research have proven effective and are recommended in multiple diseases. Thus the benefits of taking flaxseed oil are proven in:
– Antioxidant protection
– Prevention of skin, prostate, breast, lung, colorectal cancer
– Keeping control of asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (bronchitis, pleurisy, emphysema)
– Maintaining hormonal balance in menopause, menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea),
– Male and female infertility by removing excess digestive hormone level
– Cardiovascular disease risk is significantly reduced in those who use the food sources of omega 3 fatty acids;
– Decreases production and fibrinogen activity;
– Decreases the rate of cardiac arrhythmias;
– Increases the amount of serotonin in the brain and gives us a good feeling
– Assist in the growth and branching of nerve endings (dendrites and axons);
– Delay senility and reduce symptoms by blocking the generation of free radicals lipid nature;
– Increase nutrient absorption and intestinal surface
– Heal gastric and duodenal
– Stimulates synthesis of collagen in the skin, making it more elastic and supple.
– Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (because of its lecithin)
– Keep under control depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, migraines, and anorexia nervosa
– In osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
– In burns, acne, eczema
– Constipation, Crohn’s disease, peptic
– Hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, atherosclerosis, hypertension
– Prevention of myocardial infarction
– Treat bacterial infections, fungal, viral
– Obesity and stimulating energy metabolism
Daily requirement of omega 3 fatty acids is two tablespoons of oil in a day, morning and evening before meals. Try not to exceed 3 tablespoons of oil / day and in either because there is a risk of weight gain and increased serum lipids. We must have in mind that the oil is still oil, thus even located on top of the list of high calorie foods.
To reduce the risk of osteoporosis, it is enough to add Flaxseed oil in food. Studies have shown that the oil maintain good bone, by increasing the levels of a protein involved in bone formation. Experts say that Flaxseed oil is especially beneficial to menopausal women and those suffering from diabetes.
An effective natural acne treatment involves the use of poultices of Flaxseed meal. Poultices are prepared by mixing the flour with water until you get a paste. Poultices should be applied weekly to the affected areas and thus will make the skin become smoother and cleaner. Also due to their action regulating hormonal disorders, flax seed helps to prevent hair loss.
Pregnant women are not allowed to use oil, because it was found that it can cause premature births and even changes in metabolism. The breastfeeding women need to bypass the oil consumption.
Warning about the use of this oil goes to those who exhibit certain blood disorders; they should really consult a doctor before using Flaxseed oil as it increases the risk of producing severe bleeding in these patients.
Note & Side effects:
Bloating and gas producing intestinal symptoms are more common in the early stages of using this healthy oil. In the beginning, use small amounts of oil and drink more fluids.
The daily dosage of oil recommended by doctors is no more than 30 ml.