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Flaxseed: The Alternative Omega 3 Source

10th March 2017
Well if you are Vegetarian, Vegan or allergic to fish, then Flaxseed is the one for you. Flaxseed oil is one of nature’s richest and best sources of vital Omega 3 fatty acids.

Flaxseed Benefits

Flaxseed oil or Linseed Oil as it’s more commonly known is derived from the extremely nutricious and disease preventing flaxseed. The seed is loaded with healthy Omega 3 fatty acids that have been accociated with healthier brain and heart.

Flaxseed oil contains 50-60% Omega 3 in the form of Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA), This has even more anti-inflammatory and disease preventing properties than in fish oil.
•Aids Weight Loss (Works as a natural Laxative)
•Relieves Constipation and Diarrhoea
•Helps fight Cancer
•Helps fight Cellulite
•Reduces Eczema
•Boosts Heart Health

 Whats the difference in Flaxseed and Fish Oil?

Flaxseed oil and fish oil both contain Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, only in different forms. Fish oil has EPA and DHA, while Flaxseed oil has ALA

Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), Required for physical and mental health

Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA), Especially important to the body for various finctions involving the brain, blood vessels and immune system.

Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA), this is the only Omega 3 found in plants like flaxseed, soy, hemp, walnuts etc

When you consume ALA, your body converts it to EPA and then everntually into DHA.



There is little doubt that Flaxseed is a superstar plant sourse for Omega 3.

It is not recommended to take Flaxseed and Fish Oil at the same time, too much EPA and DHA can cause blood thinning, bruising, bleeding and possibilities of a Stroke. So always only consume one or the other. NEVER BOTH.

Flaxseed can also be sourced as a Cold Milled powder as well as in an oil or an oilfilled capsule.
 
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