Benefits Of Flaxseed Oil

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Flaxseed oil, also known as linseed oil is an edible vegetable oil obtained from the seed of the slender flax plant Linum usitatissimum. It is the resultant product of pressing and then extracting the dry and ripened seeds of the flax plant. Flaxseeds are a rich source of PUFAs comprising 57% of the EFA Alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA) or plant omega 3 fatty acids, 16% of omega 6 EFA, dietary fibres, phytoestrogen lignans (useful plant compounds somewhat similar to fibre) along with manganese, magnesium, copper, lecithin, Vitamin B1, B2 and B6, potassium, zinc and several other micronutrients. In fact it has the highest concentration of ALA. Flax is one of the oldest fibre plants you can find in the cooler areas in the world and they seem to have…show more content…
It is said to cleanse the skin when consumed internally. A topical application of the oil also nourishes the skin giving it a clear, smooth and radiant complexion. It offers the following benefits for the skin: • Healing: The high inflammatory index of the oil helps reduce skin inflammation helping in removing blemishes and scars due to acne, pigmentation and other skin conditions. People suffering from rosacea, acne and dermatitis use this oil topically to get some relief. • Used as an effective moisturiser as it is known to increase hydration. The EFA in this oil makes the skin smooth, so it is applied either on its own or along with a little bit of commercial moisturiser before retiring to bed. • Helps reduce stress that your skin experiences due to exposure to sunlight. The oil has the capacity to fight free radicals that help prevent damage due to oxidation, so is very popular and widely used by beauty experts all over the world. Massaging your skin with flaxseed oil helps in toning the skin and gives it a smooth appearance. Internal consumption also helps fight these free radicals that endanger your…show more content…
40 g/day for menopause is similar to hormone therapy. Same for constipation Flaxseed Oil for Horses Like human beings, horses too cannot produce omega 3 and this EFA rich oil helps the horses to maintain perfect health and a great appearance. Flaxseed oil helps keep the horse’s skin rich and supple and makes its coat super shiny and smooth. It serves as a rich energy source for racing horses by improving the immune system, promoting stronger, crack-resistant hooves and healthier joints. Benefits for Dogs Flaxseed is more of a natural remedy for several health conditions than a medication. The EFAs and the other nutrients in flaxseed is beneficial to dogs and makes their coat shiny and skin healthy reducing the chances of dry and itchy skin issues. Flax is also known to reduce risk of canine cancer. Though this is not established by research, it offers hope and great scope for further study in this area. Dogs with arthritis find mobility easier with flaxseed intake. It helps maintain their blood pressure, kidney function and blood circulation. It is important for their cellular health and promotes
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