Flaxseed (seed, oil)
Very rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)
Good antioxidant due to flax seed lignan content
Traditionally used for digestive system rehabilitation
Flax (Linum usitatissimum) is one of the most ancient cultured plants, the source of the natural fibers, as well as seed and oil, which are used as health foods. Russia is one of the largest producers of flax seed in the world, and with EEU countries (Kazakhstan, Belarus) - the largest by far.
Flax seed is a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), omega-3, 6, 9. Flax seed is a more abundant source of PUFA than fish oil. PUFA are extremely beneficial for body growth, regeneration, vascular health.
Flax lignans, substances that are similar to human estrogen, have strong antioxidant effects, and as such have strong potential for health improvement.
Flax seed is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, that are essential for health and health diet. Vitamins of group B improve metabolism, improve the functions of the brain, have other important benefits. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant, that protects cellular membranes from oxidation shocks. Magnesium is beneficial for cardio-vascular function. Phosphorus is know to be beneficial for the brain function and nerves system. Copper plays an important role in the metabolism of sugars and fats in the body.
Flax seed is better digested and produces better effect if crushed before consumption.
Rich source of B vitamins, especially B1. Also, a rich source of magnesium, copper, phosphorus, calcium and other minerals.