Flax Seed Oil contains priceless omega-6 and omega-9 essential fatty acids, B vitamins, potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fibre, protein, and zinc.
Flax seed oil has a history rich with treatments and is believed to help in the prevention of certain illnesses. Flax seed oil is sold as a liquid, but must remain refrigerated at all times. Recent research studies have indicated that flaxseed oil may help to reduce high blood pressure, lessen high cholesterol and is currently being evaluated for its potential to prevent cancer.
Flax seed oil is believed to aid in the inflammation resulting from gout, which often presents itself with sudden and severe joint pain or swelling. By reducing the discomfort of these symptoms, the individual may find relief from the sudden onset of gout. Because flax seed oil is a fiber product, it is often associated with relieving constipation and may even ease an upset stomach.
Flax seed oil also provides a rich source of lignans, which are believed to possibly prevent certain types of cancer and help to fight against certain infections, including bacterial, viral, etc. Among its specific benefits, flax seed oil is thought to aid in the reduction of high cholesterol, control high blood pressure and protect against heart disease. Certain studies have shown that lowering cholesterol may also reduce the risk of heart disease.
Flax seed oil is a mineral that is beneficial to the body, but it also contains omega-3 vitamins that the body uses. Together, these substances are the best sources for getting the fatty acids that your body needs.
Flax seed oil can also be useful as a performance enhancer/bodybuilding supplement. Through its inclusion of B vitamins, flax seed oil helps the body to extract energy from carbohydrates which means that you can last longer during workouts and weights sessions. The additional absorption of calcium also helps to strengthen muscle contractions and the strength of ligaments. Flax seed oil also contains amino acids which improve muscle growth and recovery while the zinc content encourages the body to produce extra testosterone.
Flax seed oil is a cold oil, which should be kept cold or at room temperature at all times. Most manufacturers recommend that you keep the bottle in the fridge; especially once it has been opened. If it is exposed to sunlight or warm temperatures for any reason, throw it out immediately. When it is heated up, it becomes rancid and if exposed to high temperatures, such as cooking temperatures benzenes are created, which are a cancer-causing agent. Obviously this is one of the more serious of the flaxseed oil side effects. Use the oil in cold foods such as salads or shakes and smoothies.