Thursday, October 6, 2011

Benefits of Flax Seed / Linseed

Benefits of Flax Seed / Linseed

Flax is the common name for a herb of the Linaceae Family. 
Flax used to be one of the major sources of cloth fibre (Linen) until the cotton industry took over. The oil is extracted from organically grown flax seeds using a special cold-pressing process which minimizes the damaging effects of light, oxygen and heat.

Flax Seed Oil Seeds from the Flax plant, native to Eurasia, are crushed to make Flax Seed Oil, often named Linseed Oil.

Benefits of Supplementing with Flax Seed Oil 

  • Flax Seed Oil shortens recovery time for fatigued muscles after exertion.
  • Flax Seed Oil increases the body’s production of energy and also increases stamina.
  • Flax Seed Oil accelerates the healing of sprains.
  • It eases weight loss in people afflicted with obesity.
  • It stimulates brown fat cells and increases the metabolic rate making it easier to burn fat.
  • Flax Seed Oil improves the absorption of Calcium.
  • It is able to accelerate the healing of bruises.
  •  Flax Seed Oil strengthens finger and toe nails.
  • It can improve eyesight and perception of colours.
  • It can often improve the function of the liver.
  • It can relieve the side effects and stop development of many forms of cancer.
  • In some cases it may relieve Alopecia Areata with hair regrowth (After 1 Year of use).
  • It is helpful in the treatment of Eczema or flaky skin.
  • It is helpful in the treatment of Dandruff and also dull hair.
  • It can relieve the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
  • It helps prevent Atherosclerosis.
  • Flax Seed Oil has been scientifically proven to treat some cases of depression.
  • It can improve the mental function of many old age pensioners.
  • It can help in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • It can relieve some cases of Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) in females. 
The dietary essential fatty acids common to Flax Seed Oil are converted by the body to Prostaglandin’s (a hormone like substance) which are important for regulating the following:

Steroid Production & hormone synthesis, pressure in joints, blood vessels and the eye, blood clotting ability, water retention, Inflammation Pain, Nerve Transmission.

Our bodies are unable to produce the essential fatty acids (EFA’s) contained in 
Flax Seed Oil.
In order to gain these we must consume this natural substance through dietary or supplement consumption.

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