Our flaxseed oil is 68% alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 essential polyunsaturated fatty acid, crucial for healthy cell membranes.
Flaxseed oil is a rich source of essential fatty acids.
Essential fatty acids are vital to the healthy functioning of the body and cannot be synthesised internally. They protect all cell membranes, keeping them efficient at admitting healthy substances while barring damaging ones.
Flaxseed oil is particularly rich in omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid. Omega-3 fatty acids have been demonstrated to reduce inflammation in all systems, stabilise sugar levels, lower insulin levels, increase the radiance and elasticity of the skin, add resilience and lubrification to tissues, improve cardiovascular health, increase energy levels and boost the immune system.
Increasing dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids generally decreases inflammation, whereas increasing dietary intake of omega-6 fatty acids increases inflammatory markers. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in the typical Western diet is about 16:1, yet it is estimated that humans evolved on a diet with an omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio of about 1:1. The ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil is 1:4, which helps redress the balance without the introduction of contaminants, such as heavy metals and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), often present in fish oils.
The anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fatty acids are particularly useful in conditions such as heart disease, cancer, stroke, arthritis and skin conditions.
Dry skin, acne, rosacea, eczema, psoriasis, ageing skin and other conditions always respond to flaxseed's anti-inflammatory and overall skin-healing properties. Flaxseed oil protects and repairs skin, in particular from the harmful effects of the sun that can contribute to skin wrinkling. In cases of acne, the essential fatty acids encourage thinning of the oily sebum that clogs pores.
The abundant omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed oil have also been shown to fortify hair and contribute to healthy hair growth (in fact, low levels of these acids may cause dry and lackluster locks). Hair problems exacerbated by psoriasis or eczema of the scalp may respond to the skin-revitalising and anti-inflammatory actions of flaxseed oil as well. Similarly, the essential fatty acids in flaxseed oil nourish and strengthen dry or brittle nails, stopping them from cracking or splitting.Buy Lumity