Flax Seed Oil Capsules 1000mg 60 Capsules


1000mg Flax oil Hava grade, a naturally rich source of Omega-3 fatty acids, an ideal alternative to fish oil for vegetarians and vegans.

Wanting to stay fit and well-balanced? Include Omega-3 fatty acids in your diet. Omega-3 consists of polyunsaturated fatty acids. These fatty acids are essential for good health. EPA and DHA fatty acids, for example, are beneficial to normal functioning of the heart and brain. The “3” in Omega-3 refers to the major types of fatty acids that are ingested in foods and used by our body: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Once eaten, the human body converts ALA to EPA and DHA which are more readily used by the body. Omega-3 is an important component of almost all cell membranes; therefore, sufficient amounts of these fatty acids are necessary and need to be balanced to maintain good health.

Flax oil can be used daily and taken by the spoon, mixed into smoothies and used as a dressing with a spot of balsamic vinegar. Not to be heated.

Capsules can be used daily.

Why use flax oil?

Flaxseed oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, L.). Flaxseed oil contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Flaxseed oil contains the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which the body converts into eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil.

Why does flax oil feature in the Hava programme?

Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA)

Around 50% to 60% of each seed is made up of an omega 3 oil called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is responsible for many of its health benefits.

While ALA in itself has health benefits, its greatest impact tends to stem from what the body can turn ALA into. Traditionally ALA has been seen as a precursor to two polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) known as Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA). These are the same fatty acids found in fish oils, which help to provide a wealth of different health benefits.

Dietary Fibre

Being rich in fibre, flax oil can support a healthy digestive system and to control glucose balance within the body.

What are the Health Benefits of Flaxseed Oil?

Cardiovascular Protection

Omega 3 fatty acids have long been known to help protect the body from cardiovascular disease. As flaxseed oil is rich in ALA, which the body can turn into these beneficial long-chain fatty acids, it so follows that flax may offer protection against cardiovascular conditions.

Studies have found that individuals having a higher intake of ALA tend to be less likely to suffer from atherosclerosis.

Scientific studies have also found that the regular consumption of flaxseed can benefit cholesterol levels in the body. Extensive research indicates that total cholesterol tends to fall by 6-11%, while LDL (bad) cholesterol typically reduces by between 9% and 18% when individuals regularly consume flaxseeds or flaxseed oil.

Joint Pain Relief

It has long been believed that omega 3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation. As a result they may reduce problems such as joint discomfort.

A study aiming to identify exactly how polyunsaturated fatty acids help to ease joint pain found that they seem to act in at least two manners. Firstly, they help to suppress proteins in the body known as “cytokines” that act as “messengers” and encourage an inflammatory response. Secondly, omega 3 oils seem to also suppress enzymes known as “proteases” which are responsible for the physical breakdown of joint cartilage.