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• treats constipation
• treats high cholesterol
• promotes bowel regularity
• gives you a concentrated source of the "good" fats
• assists in maintaining normal estrogen levels
• contains superior amounts of vital omega-3, 6 & fatty acids

NOW Flax Oil 1000 mg - 100 softgels

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How could Nows team of dedicated researchers possibly improve our 100% Organic Flax Seed Oil? By making it available in convenient, easy to swallow softgels, thats how! We start with the purest source of flax seeds and then carefully press the extract to retain 100% of the original goodness. To ensure absolute purity, our cold-press process is executed without the use of chemicals, bleaches or preservatives. From there, we seal the EFA rich oil in a softgel that safeguards it from oxidation and contamination.

Flaxseed oil is derived from the seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum, L.). Flaxseed oil and flaxseed contain substances that promote good health. One of these substances is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an essential fatty acid that appears to be beneficial for heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and other health conditions. Flaxseed, in addition to ALA, contains a group of chemicals called lignans that may play a role in the prevention of cancer. Please see the flaxseed monograph for further information on this herbal agent.

ALA, as well as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), belongs to a group of substances called omega-3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA are found primarily in fish while ALA is mostly found in flaxseed oil and other vegetable oils. Although similar in structure, the benefits of ALA, EPA, and DHA are not necessarily the same.

It is important to maintain an appropriate balance of omega-3 and omega-6 (another essential fatty acid) in the diet, as these two substances work together to promote health. These essential fats are both examples of polyunsaturated fatty acids, or PUFAs. Omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation and most omega-6 fatty acids tend to promote inflammation. An inappropriate balance of these essential fatty acids contributes to the development of disease while a proper balance helps maintain and even improve health. A healthy diet should consist of roughly 2 - 4 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids. The typical American diet tends to contain 14 - 25 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids, and many researchers believe this imbalance is a significant factor in the rising rate of inflammatory disorders in the United States.

Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to reduce inflammation and help prevent certain chronic diseases such as heart disease and arthritis. These essential fatty acids appear to be particularly important for cognitive and behavioral function as well as normal growth and development.

Clinical studies suggest that flaxseed oil and other omega-3 fatty acids may be helpful in treating a variety of conditions. The evidence is strongest for heart disease and problems that contribute to heart disease, but the range of possible uses for flaxseed oil include:

High cholesterol
People who follow a Mediterranean diet tend to have an increased high density lipoprotein (also called HDL, or "good") cholesterol level. The Mediterranean diet consists of a healthy balance between omega-3, omega-6, and omega-9 (found in olive oil) fatty acids. It emphasizes whole grains, root and green vegetables, daily intake of fruit, fish and poultry, olive and canola oils, and ALA (from flaxseed, flaxseed oil, and walnuts), along with discouragement of ingestion of red meat and not much use of butter and cream.

Flaxseed and flaxseed oil have been reported to possess cholesterol-lowering properties in laboratory studies. Human studies have used flaxseed products and measured effects on cholesterol, with mixed results. A recent human study found that dietary flaxseed significantly improved lipid (cholesterol) profile in patients with high cholesterol, and may favorably modify cardiovascular risk factors.

Heart disease
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts or legumes, and ALA-rich foods may substantially reduces the recurrence of heart disease. One of the best ways to help prevent and treat heart disease is to eat a low-fat diet and to replace foods rich in saturated and trans-fat with those that are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats (including omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed). Evidence suggests that people who eat an ALA-rich diet are less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack. ALA may reduce heart disease risks through a variety of biologic mechanisms, including platelet function (making them less "sticky"), inflammation, blood vessel health, and arrhythmia (irregular heart beat).

Several human studies also suggest that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids (including ALA) may lower blood pressure.

Other
Although further research is needed, preliminary evidence suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may also prove helpful in protecting against certain infections and treating a variety of conditions including autism, ulcers, migraine headaches, preterm labor, emphysema, psoriasis, glaucoma, Lyme disease, systemic lupus erythmatosus (lupus), irregular heart beats (arrhythmias), multiple sclerosis, and panic attacks. Omega-3 fatty acid supplementation may also help to reduce stress and the effects it has on the body.

Benefits and Uses
• treats constipation
• treats high cholesterol
• promotes bowel regularity
• gives you a concentrated source of the "good" fats
• assists in maintaining normal estrogen levels
• contains superior amounts of vital omega-3, 6 & fatty acids

Now Flax Seed Oil Softgels - Nature made it superior. Now made it simple.
  1. This is truely a great product. It is one of the most powerful oils.
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    Flax seed is the most powerful product for digestion. I has helped me in the last two years. I would highly recomend Flax Seed Oil to anyone that has a slow digestive system.

  2. after a few months of bad digeetion and constipation I finally went to the doctor...she told me to bulk up on flax seed and flax...
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    after a few months of bad digeetion and constipation I finally went to the doctor...she told me to bulk up on flax seed and flax oil and drink lots of water. the flax oil has helped considerably, now the pressure is decreasing and I can sleep better at night. i even buy granola which already has flax seed in it. tastes good too.

  3. Been taking this for a few months now. Take 1 in the morning and 1 at night on the recommendation of a friend. It's cleared up m...
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    Been taking this for a few months now. Take 1 in the morning and 1 at night on the recommendation of a friend. It's cleared up my dry skin and made me leaner at the same time. Cheers!


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ProductSKU 733739017703
Manufacturer Now
Per Container: 33
Form Soft Gels
Serving Size 3 sgels
Ingredients Calories 25 , Calories From Fat 25 , Total Fat 3g, Saturated Fat <0.5g, Polyunsaturated Fat 2g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g, Vitamin A ( as 100% Beta-Carotene) 24IU, Flax Oil ( Linum Usitatissiimum) ( seed) 3g, Omega- 3 Fatty Acids 1.5g, Omega-6 Fatty Acids 342mg, Omega-9 Fatty Acids 366mg,
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Directions As a dietary supplement, take 3 softgels 2 to 3 times daily, preferably with meals
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