The difference with fish oil
Fish oil contains the omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, while flaxseed contains the omega 3 fatty acid ALA. Unlike EPA and DHA, the body cannot readily utilize ALA, but can convert it into EPA and DHA. This means the consumer can still enjoy all the benefits associated with omega 3 fatty acids. These benefits include reducing inflammation and supporting cardiovascular health by helping to lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
Unlike fish oil, flaxseed oil also contains the essential fatty acid omega 6. But because flax seeds contain the highest levels of ALA (omega 3 fatty acids) of all seeds, they have a lower ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 than many other plant-based oils.9 A lower ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids has been linked to a lower risk of various chronic diseases.
The omega 9 fatty acid oleic acid is not essential because the body can produce it. However, consuming foods rich in omega 9 fatty acids instead of other types of fat may have health benefits including reducing inflammation.
Supports skin health
Flaxseed oil may help support skin health. Low levels of ALA in the diet have been associated with dry skin and poor skin quality. Clinical research has shown that supplementing with flaxseed oil for 12 weeks can help improve skin smoothness and hydration, and decrease skin sensitivity and roughness.
Further research has established that flax seed oil can help reduce a red, dry and itchy skin in atopic dermatitis – a type of eczema – by reducing skin inflammation and promoting skin regeneration. Clinical trials showed that after supplementing with flax seed oil for only 3 weeks, there was an improvement in redness, swelling, and itching.
May help relieve menopausal symptoms
There is clinical evidence that flax seed oil may help relieve menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes. Clinical research showed that using a flaxseed oil supplement decreased hot flushes and increased quality of life for menopausal women.
▪ Flaxseed oil is a good source of omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids
▪ Flaxseed oil may help relieve a dry, itchy, inflamed skin
▪ Flaxseed oil may help reduce hot flashes during menopause
▪ High dose of flax seed oil per capsule
▪ Organic, cold-pressed flax seed oil
▪ Flax seed oil in the convenience of a capsule
APPROVED LABEL CLAIM
Microgenics Flaxseed Oil 1500 mg contains organic Flaxseed Oil supplied
in the convenience of a capsule. Flaxseed Oil provides a plant-based source
of omegas 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids to support every day health and wellbeing.
Omegas 3 and 6 are considered essential fatty acids, they cannot be produced
by the body and must be obtained through the diet.
ü Organic cold pressed Flaxseed Oil
ü Provides a plant-based source of omegas 3, 6 and 9
ü Supports everyday health and wellbeing
INGREDIENTS (per capsule)
Glucosamine hydrochloride 750mg
Dimethyl sulfone (MSM) 500mg
Bovine sodium chondroitin sulfate 200mg
CONTAINS NO ADDED
Wheat, gluten, yeast, dairy products, egg, artificial flavours, artificial sweeteners.
Store below 30°C. Keep away from children. Take in conjunction with a healthy balanced diet.
Adults: Take 1 soft capsule daily, best taken with food. Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and heat. Contains sulfites.