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Flax Seeds / FlaxSeed Oil / Flax Oil - Uses - Benefits - Side Effects

Flaxseed (flaxseed oil, flaxoil) is a dietary supplement. Information on the uses, benefits, and side effects of flax seed and flaxseed oil. The flax plant is a good source of essential omega-3 fatty acids. Studies of flaxseed oils efficacy are inconclusive, but believed to provide benefits for arthritis and lupus patients by reducing inflammation.
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Omega-3 fatty acids
Omega-3 fatty acids are a form of polyunsaturated fat that the body derives from food. Omega-3s (and omega-6s) are known as essential fatty acids (EFAs) because they are important for good health. The body cannot make these fatty acids on its own so omega-3s must be obtained from food.

Flax Seed: The Low Carb Whole Grain
It may be tiny, but it’s mighty: The flax seed carries one of the biggest nutrient payloads on the planet. And while it’s not technically a grain, it has a similar vitamin and mineral profile to grains, while the amount of fiber, antioxidants, and Omega-3 fatty acids in flax leaves grains in the dust.

Flax Seed, Flax Meal, and Grinders: What They Are, Where to Get Them
Flax seeds are very low carb, high nutrition seeds that are useful in a low of recipes. They are the seeds of the flax plant, which linen cloth is made from.

Health Benefits of Flaxseed
Flaxseed is used for a variety of medicinal purposed, most commonly constipation and other conditions requiring high fiber. It is also said to be good for arthritis, heart disease, cancer, depression, Crohn's disease, and more.

Profile: Flax Seed Oil (Linseed Oil)
Profile and essential information on the dietary supplement flaxseed oil (flax oil, linseed oil), from UMM.

Supplement: Flax Seed Oil
Flaxseed, also known as flax oil and linseed oil, is derived from the seeds of the plant Linium usitatissimum. Flaxseed oil is a very rich source of alpha-linolenic acid, from PDRHealth.

Flaxseed Facts
The flax plant, from seed to stem, yields a list of products and benefits that really are true, from Ameriflax.

Flax - General Facts and Nutrition Information
General facts and nutrition information about flax, from Flax Council of Canada.

Flaxseed for Food
The history, benefits, recipes and other information about flaxseed, from Flax Institute of the United States (North Dakota State University).

Flaxseeds / Flaxseed Oil From The World's Healthiest Foods
Flaxseed oil is rich in alpha linolenic acid, an omega-3 fat that is a precursor to the form of omega-3 found in fish oils called eicosapentaenoic acid or EPA. Omega-3 fats can help reduce the inflammation that is a significant factor in conditions such as asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and migraines.

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