FMD Flax Seed Oil 250 ml Organic
This unique liquid food supplement features fresh, unrefined certified organic cold pressed flaxseed oil, which is rich in the omega 3 fatty acid ALA (alpha-linolenic acid).
- Organic certified.
- Unrefined, non deodorised and unfiltered.
- Made for health & nutritional value, not shelf life.
- Freshly pressed in an oxygen & light-free environment.
- Presented in nitrogen flushed, amber bottles to preserve freshness.
- Fresh, highly nutritious and rich in omega 3 - as opposed to most supermarket oils whose vital nutrients are destroyed during processing.
What is flaxseed oil good for?
It is an excellent choice for those individuals who already have quality omega 6 sources in their diet or for those who wish to build up their omega 3 levels before switching to a balanced blend of organic oil. A period of around three months will be sufficient for most people to build up their omega 3 levels sufficiently. Bodybuilders who are dieting for competition and trying to release as much stored fat as possible, will gain most benefit from flax alone for the final 3-4 weeks before competition.
What are the benefits of taking flaxseed oil everyday?
As we now know, flaxseed oil is an excellent source of the omega 3 fatty acid ALA, which aids digestion, supports absorption, and helps to create energy for our bodies. ALA also has a long history of therapeutic use that dates back to Ancient Greek & Roman days, and has since been linked with treatments concerning skin irritations, such as eczema & psoriasis, and for the symptoms of inflammatory and rheumatoid arthritis.
What are essential fats?
Scientists have given essential fats their name because the body must have them to survive, but cannot synthesize them from any other substance we eat, so a direct food source is required. Hence the name essential. There are many kinds of fats but only two kinds of essential fats, omega 3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) and omega 6 Linoleic Acid (LA), both of which are unsaturated fats. Each EFA is turned into several derivatives by the body, provided enough undamaged omega 3 and omega 6 are supplied in the right ratio. All other fats, such as omega 9 (monounsaturated), omega 7 and saturated fat are non-essential because the body can produce them from sugars and starches.
While flaxseed oil is a rich source of omega 3 ALA, it is actually a poor source of omega 6 LA. In fact, flax is considered to be too rich in omega 3 for the long-term and can lead to omega 6 deficiency because omega 3 and omega 6 EFAs compete for enzyme space in our cells. That is why it is important to move onto a balanced blend of omega 3 and 6 once your omega 3 levels have increased. Although it is generally considered that the western diet contains enough omega 6, they generally come from poor, damaged sources. Today's main sources of omega 6 are cooking oils and margarine's, which have been processed heavily with harsh chemicals to ensure a long shelf life. This has left us in the situation where although we do get some omega 6 intake, it is damaged to the extent where it is now harmful, rather than beneficial to health.