Flaxseed oil is a natural source of omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. It may have an anti-inflammatory effect and may be beneficial in maintaining a healthy heart.
|Supports heart health|
|Supports healthy inflammatory response|
|Maintains healthy hair and skin|
HOW FLAXSEED OIL WORKS
Flaxseed oil is rich in omega-3 (as Alpha-linolenic acid), omega 6 (as Linoleic acid) and omega-9 (as Oleic acid). Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) can be metabolized into EPA and DHA, both which are important in maintaining good cardiovascular health. Flaxseed oil contains a high amount of omega-3 which also has anti-inflammatory properties.
WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS
Flaxseed oil has been shown to have a positive impact on cardiovascular health, largely due to the high amounts of ALA[1,2]. The inflammatory properties also aids in reducing the risk of atherosclerosis.
1. Rodriguez-Leyva, D., Dupasquier, C. M. C., McCullough, R., & Pierce, G. N. (2010, November). The cardiovascular effects of flaxseed and its omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid. The Canadian journal of cardiology.
2. Dariush, M. (2005). Does alpha-linolenic acid intake reduce the risk of coronary heart disease? A review of the evidence. Alternative therapies in health and medicine.
3. Nguyen, M. T., Fernando, S., Schwarz, N., Tan, J. T., Bursill, C. A., & Psaltis, P. J. (2019, July 26). Inflammation as a Therapeutic Target in Atherosclerosis. Journal of clinical medicine.