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Essential Fatty Acids - Flax Seed Oil 1,000 mg Cold Pressed and Hexane Free Softgels (90 Count)

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    • High quality, high potency, cold pressed, hexane free, unbleached, unfiltered, organic, non-GMO, and gluten free Flax seed oil!
    • Contains 1000 mg

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    Quick Notes:

    • High quality, high potency, cold pressed, hexane free, unbleached, unfiltered, organic, non-GMO, and gluten free Flax seed oil!
    • Contains 1000 mg of organic Flax Seed Oil – 580 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids per daily dose!
    • Great natural source of Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), an omega-3 essential fatty acid.
    • Provides a plant source of EPA and DHA (essential compounds found in fatty fish) through the conversion of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid)
    • Omega 3 essential fatty acids may support cardiovascular health!
    • Nature's richest vegetarian source of the essential fatty acids, ALA (omega 3) and LA (omega 6).
    • Supports cardiovascular, nervous system, skin, joint, and cell membrane health!


    Overview:

    Humanity realized the potential of the flax plant long ago and utilized it in everything including: food, fiber, linen, oil, and herbal preparations. Flax seed oil is also commonly referred to as Linseed oil and is one of the best vegetarian sources of essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are a necessary component of cell walls and cellular membranes throughout the body. They play a role in energy production and help regulate the breakdown of cholesterol and triglycerides. The fatty acid profile of Flax oil typically consists of 50-60% omega-3 fatty acid (linolenic acid or alpha-linolenic acid) and about 18-20% omega-6 fatty acid (linoleic acid). Flax seed oil is the richest natural source of linolenic acid, which is commonly deficient in American diets. The average American diet contains far too much saturated and hydrogenated fat, but yet is deficient in beneficial fatty acids. These beneficial fatty acids are responsible for many functions including the production of hormone-like compounds called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are beneficial for promoting cardiovascular, immune, and nervous system health. It is important that individuals receive a balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, two classes of essential fats that have positive health benefits on the body. Our Flax seed oil is featured in easy-to-swallow softgels so that you can conveniently obtain plant sourced essential omegas. Many of the same omega compounds found in fish oil!


    Research indicates:

    • Omega-3 fatty acids are helpful in regulating inflammation, blood thickness, blood pressure, hormone production, immune activity, and central nervous system activity.
    • Omega-3 fatty acids are important for development of brain and eyes in children
    • May support healthy immune function and cardiovascular health
    • Omega-3 fatty acids have been studied for their potential benefits in treatment of allergies, asthma and various skin disorders
    • May help prevent breast, prostate and colon cancers
    • May influence hormone metabolism in postmenopausal women
    • May be useful in treating pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis
    • Deficiency of Omega-3 may be one of many potential causes of depression.
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be linked to Omega-3 deficiency.

    Ingredients

    Alpha Linolenic Acid

    Fatty Acids

    Linoleic Acid

    Oleic Acid

    Omega 3

    Omega 6

    Organic Flax Seed Oil

    Suggested Use: Take 1 softgel, up to six times daily preferably with meals.

    Storage: Keep in a cool, dry place. Flax Seed Oil should not be exposed to extreme heat as rancidity may occur.

    Allergy Warnings:

    This product is contraindicated for individuals with hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

    Interactions:

    • There is no known toxicity associated with Flax Seed Oil.

    • Everyone has unique body chemistry. All patients should be aware of potential drug and supplement interaction. You are encouraged to consult with your primary health care professional before taking any supplement product.

    • If you are taking any blood thinning, blood pressure, or Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medication please consult with your primary health care professional before taking this product.

    Pregnancy Warning:

    If you are pregnant, nursing, have any health condition, or are taking any medications please consult with your health care practitioner before using this product.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    Disclaimer:

    • The following scientific literature references, articles, and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
    • This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
    • Information about this product is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.
    THANKS!
    1. Maillard V, Bougnoux P, Ferrari P, et al. N-3 and N-6 fatty acids in breast adipose tissue and relative risk of breast cancer in a case-control study in Tours, France. Int J Cancer. 2002;98:78-83.

    2. Arjmandi BH, Khan DA, Juma S, et al. Whole flaxseed consumption lowers serum LDL-cholesterol and lipoprotein(a) concentrations in postmenopausal women. Nutr Res. 1998;18:1203,1214.

    3. Prasad K. Dietary flax seed in prevention of hypercholesterolemic atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis. 1997;132:69,76.

    4. Nordstrom DCE, Honkanen VEA, Nasu Y, et al. Alpha-linolenic acid in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. A double-blind, placebo-controlled and randomized study: Flaxseed vs. safflower seed. Rheumatol Int. 1995;14:231,234.

    5. de Lorgeril M, Renaud S, Mamelle N, et al. Mediterranean alpha-linolenic acid-rich diet in secondary prevention of coronary heart disease. Lancet. 1994;343:1454,1459.

    6. Rice RD. Mediterranean diet. Lancet. 1994;344:893,894.

    7. Singer P, Jaeger W, Berger I, et al. Effects of dietary oleic, linoleic, and alpha-linolenic acids on blood pressure, serum lipids, lipoproteins and the formation of eicosanoid precursors in patients with mild essential hypertension. J Hum Hypertens. 1990;4:227,233.

    FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions - Essential Fatty Acids

    • What is an omega-3?

      Omega-3s are essential fatty acids. A good example of this would be eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Both of these essential fatty acids are necessary for human health. The body can synthesize EPA and DHA; however, in very small quantities. Consequently, supplementation of these nutrients is necessary to ensure optimal health.

    • What are EPA and DHA?

      Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are long-chain fatty acids that have demonstrated health benefits. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has numerous benefits including heart health support, brain health support, and eye health support*

    • What are some dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids?

      Rich dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids are cold-water marine fish (i.e. sardines, anchovies, cod, tuna, salmon, halibut, mackerel and herring). Certain types of algae and shellfish also contain omega-3 fatty acids.

    • What are the benefits from regularly taking fish oil?

      Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids has numerous benefits including heart health support, brain health support, and eye health support*

    • Do your fish oil products contain high amounts of heavy metals?

      All of the fish oils in all of our fish-oil containing products are always tested for heavy metal contamination to provide safe products to our customers.

    • Is there any iodine in the fish oil in EPA & DHA softgels?

      Historically, the iodine content of our fish oil has been less than 1ppm. Typically the amount is extremely low.

    • What the difference is between molecularly distilled and steam distilled fish oils?

      Steam distillation is when steam is added to a mixture of two or more constituents. The two liquids are heated simultaneously and vaporize to an extent determined by their own volatility. This means that the boiling point of the mixture is lower than that of both constituents, and the percentage of each constituent in the vapor depends only on its vapor pressure at this temperature. This process is useful when a mixture contains one or more compounds that may be damaged by overheating.

      Molecular distillation distills substances at temperatures below their normal boiling points. The liquid is placed in a cylinder where a vacuum pump evacuates all of the air creating an environment where boiling can occur at lower than normal temperatures. This speeds the distillation process, increases the concentration of omega-3’s, and is as effective as steam distillation.

    • How much cholesterol is in Concentrated Omega-3 and Ultimate Omega Complex™?

      here is 1.2 mg cholesterol per softgel in Concentrated Omega-3 and 2 mg per softgel in Ultimate Omega Complex™.

    • What is the best way to take the fish oil product to avoid heartburn?

      Take it after or with a meal. It may help to take digestive enzymes for proper fat digestion.

    • Does the Concentrated Omega-3 contain any citric acid?

      Even though this product does contain orange oil there is NO citric acid.

    • What does the term “cold pressed” mean?

      Cold presses are run on essential fatty acid seed oils with either no externally supplied heating or with some sort of cooling capability. Our raw material supplier uses this non-polluting method that avoids gasoline-like hexane residues. None of the presses our supplier uses are hooked up to an external heat source. Whatever temperature is generated comes from the simple mechanical act of squeezing oil out of the seed. During this process, the oil temperature runs in the 48°C to 52°C (118°F to 125°F) range. The oils are exposed to this temperature for one minute.

      Our raw material supplier guarantees that all of their products adhere to the Codex standard for edible oil safety established by the World Health Organization.

    • Is there any MSG in the gelatin cap?

      No MSG is added to any of our products, however MSG may occur naturally in products containing glutamine.

    • Has the oil in the Borage Oil 1000 mg been tested for pyrrolizidine alkaloids?

      Yes, and it has a content of less than 4 mcg/kg, which is the limit. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids naturally occur in borage seeds and may be toxic to the liver in chronic high doses..

    • Do the Flaxseed Oil Softgels need to be refrigerated?

      No, this product does not need to be refrigerated because it is sealed in an airtight softgel to keep its contents from spoiling.

    • Are the flax and borage used in your essential fatty acid products hexane free?

      Yes, the flax and borage are cold pressed using no chemicals or high temperatures.

    • Does the flax and borage used in your essential fatty acid products contain pesticides?

      The borage and flax are free of herbicides and pesticides.

    • Is the Borage Oil wild or hybrid? Is it cold pressed?

      Yes, it is derived from wild crafted seed but is currently hybrid. It is cold-pressed.

    • Can vitamin K1 react badly with EPA/DHA, especially in terms of blood clotting?

      Vitamin K1 is a blood clotting agent. EPA and DHA have been shown to thin the blood, so they act in opposition. From the Linus Pauling Institute website: “The US FDA has ruled that intakes up to 3 g/day of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for inclusion in the diet, and available evidence suggests that intakes less than 3 g/ day are unlikely to result in clinically significant bleeding. Although the Institute of Medicine did not establish a tolerable upper level of intake (UL) for omega-3 fatty acids, caution was advised with the use of supplemental EPA and DHA, especially in those who are at increased risk of excessive bleeding.”

    • Does ALA convert only to DHA or both DHA and EPA?

      ALA converts to both EPA and DHA, although human conversion of ALA to these omega-3s are slow. Diets high in linoleic acid (omega-6) can reduce the conversion of ALA by up to 40%, as can saturated fat, trans fat and a deficiency of vitamins C, B3, B6, zinc and magnesium.

       From the Linus Pauling Institute website: “Excess of dietary LA compared to ALA results in greater net formation of AA (20:4n-6) than EPA (20:5n-3). The capacity for conversion of ALA to DHA is higher in women than men. Studies of ALA metabolism indicate that approximately 8% of dietary ALA is converted to EPA and 0-4% is converted to DHA in healthy young men. In healthy young women, approximately 21% of dietary ALA is converted to EPA and 9% is converted to DHA. The better conversion efficiency of young women compared to men appears to be related to the effects of estrogen. Although ALA is considered the essential omega-3 fatty acid because it cannot be synthesized by humans, evidence that human conversion of EPA and, particularly, DHA is relatively inefficient suggests that EPA and DHA may also be essential under some conditions.

    • Can adults take Kids DHA?

      Absolutely! Our product provides a great source of healthy omega-3s for kids, teens, adults and older adults.

    • What is Friend of the Sea?

      It is a non-profit, NGO (Non-Governmental Organization), involved in conservation of resources; focuses on auditing traditional, artisanal and small scale fisheries. Their mission is to conserve the marine habitat. As the only program certifying fish feed and fish oil - omega-3 supplements (in addition to fisheries), they manage the certification of products from sustainable fisheries and aquaculture. Their minimum criteria follows FAO (Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) guidelines. To learn more about Friend of the Sea, visit their website: www.friendofthesea.org.

       

      SOURCES OF ESSENTIAL FATS

      FATTY ACID

      Omega

      DIETARY SOURCES

      LA (Linoleic Acid)

      6

      vegetable oils, nuts and seeds, borage oil, evening primrose oil

      GLA (Gamma Linoleic Acid)

      6

      borage oil, evening primrose oil, black currant seed oil, oatmeal

      ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid)

      3

      flax seed oil, black currant seed oil, canola oil, soybeans, spirulina and green leafy vegetables, squash, walnuts, strawberries

      EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)

      DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)

      3

      fish liver oils such as salmon, tuna, cod, mackerel and herring

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