Kura Flaxseed Oil
STRENGTH: 1000 mg
Flax oil can shorten recovery time for fatigued muscles after exertion.
Flax seed oil comes from a blue flowering plant that is grown in many places around the world and is used for its oil rich seeds. This natural oil (which used to be called Linseed Oil) is highly recommended for general well being and whole body nutrition, and is considered to be one of nature's best sources of omega-3 fatty acids (and lignans) which are required for the health of almost all of our body's systems (especially the immune and endocrine). Flaxseed was commonly used in cereals and breads in ancient times, but has not been a staple in the modern diet since the industrial age. Flax seed is rich in beneficial fiber and essential fatty acids, which may address (the lack of), and positively affect hormones levels that are involved in the progression of certain degenerative pathological states.
It is thought that certain compounds that are found in flaxseed influence levels of hormones in the body e.g. estrogens and testosterone. The exact nature of this influence is still being evaluated at this time. Flaxseed is also rich in compounds known as lignans as stated which may play a role in protecting against cardiovascular and other diseases that are related to damaged DNA. Lignans are a type of phytoestrogen, and they are also considered to be a type of fiber. Research has shown that the lignan in flax seed shows a lot of promise in fighting disease, including having a possible role in treating breast pathologies. It is thought that the lignan metabolites can bind to estrogen receptors; this inhibits the onset of estrogen stimulated breast cancer.
Flax is what could be termed a longevity macro nutrient, it is thought of this way because it affects how the body reacts to its environment and helps to maintain the health of just about every system in it. For example, you can influence brain health through diet by consuming the right fats and oils. About 60 percent of the brain consists of lipids (fats) which make up the lining, or cell membrane, of every brain cell. The right types of fats present in the diet will affect the functionality of the brain and influence its structure and function. How well flax works for this purpose depends upon what state of health you are in, how long you take the product and what your diet and lifestyle are like.
Its high content of alpha linolenic acid has made the ancient flax seed a modern miracle food. Alpha linolenic acid is a type of omega 3 fatty acid, similar to that found in fish such as salmon. The benefit of flax seed, as shown in many studies, among other things includes being able to lower total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) levels. Other benefits show that flax seed may also help lower blood triglyceride levels; it may also prevent platelets from becoming sticky therefore reducing the chance of a heart attack. Flax Seed oil also contains omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids, B vitamins, potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fiber, protein, and zinc and also provides approximately fifty percent more omega-3 oils than what you could get from some types of fish oil!
Essential fatty acids have become the rage for one reason; the science is there to back the claims up. Most nutritionists believe that these types of oils, because they are not supplied in most processed foods, could be one of the most important health-promoting products on the market. Every system in the body can benefit from flax seed oil's healing, anti inflammatory and health properties. Flax can be incorporated into the daily diet in a number of ways; many food products can have flax incorporated into them such as breads, cereals and other baked goods. You can buy these commercial products, and or you can include the oil (which from a therapeutic stand point offers different benefits) directly into your diet as a supplement.
Flax oil is sensitive to light, heat and oxygen, so Nutri-Force goes the extra mile to protect this highly sensitive and beneficial nutrient! We offer our flax in an opaque coated softgel, which is hermetically sealed so that light and oxygen can't degrade the oil. This offers you a longer shelf life and an overall higher quality product!
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