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Now Flax Oil - 1000 mg 250 softgels

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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 - 250 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.

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

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  1. Flax Oil Review
    5 5

    Flaxseed oil is a good source of essential fatty acids (EFAs) including alpha linolenic acid (ALNA), a primary omega-3 fatty acid. Other sources of ALNA include canola oil, soybean oil, walnuts, dairy, beans, broccoli, and leafy greens, but they are not as rich in ALNA as flaxseed oil.

    Flaxseed oil supplements are a great way to improve ALNA levels in one’s diet. Studies have found that flaxseed or flaxseed oil positively affects the tissue omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. They also possess components including lignan prescursors that might help prevent breast and other cancers, although commercial flaxseed oil products do not contain enough to provide the same effect.

    Improving dietary ALNA is important for several reasons. For one, ALNA is oxidized faster than the other primary omega-3 fatty acid, linoleic acid (LA), and a normal diet does not include enough ALNA. Western Europeans and Americans often end up with an imbalance of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. The imbalance can lead to cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and other health problems.

    Arachidonic acid (AA) and lipogenesis: AA is an omega-6 fatty acid created from LA. The rate of conversion is low, but due to high amounts of LA in many diets AA concentrations can be a problem. AA turns into certain leukotrienes, prostaglandins, and thromboxanes that in excess can cause arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular disease, and other inflammatory problems. Animal studies show that ALNA turns into LC-PUFAs that slows LA conversion to AA. LC-PUFAs also promote fatty acid oxidation.

    Cardiovascular disease:Animals studies and epidemiological studies show that ALNA lowers the risk and fatality rates of cardiovascular disease. This includes preventing arrhythmias, reducing blood pressure, and slowing platelet aggregation. However, studies on ALNA’s effect on lipid profiles vary possibly due to ALNA rich diets often being high in trans fat that increase cardiovascular disease susceptibility.

    ALNA vs. EPA/DHA: ALNA at low rates converts to EPA and DHA. It is debated whether its effectiveness is due to anything besides EPA and DHA conversion, although some studies show it might.

    Conclusion: Flaxseed contains EFAs that can help improve the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, which provides a variety of health benefits. However, it is not conclusive that that the benefit it related to anything other than EPA and DHA, which are available from fish oil supplements. More studies need to be done to determine ALNA’s role in the body.

  2. Very good
    4 5

    I have been taking the NOW Flax Oil - 1000 mg softgels now for about 3 weeks and I have to say, it is doing more for my mind than I thought it would. I feel clearer headed and my memory has been so much better! I initially bought them to aid in circulation and my digestion, but it has made my skin clearer, my hair is softer and again, my mind is working better! I work full time and have a family still at home and so find that I can neglect taking the time to ensure my health is good. I started feeling sluggish and found I was forgetting even the most simple of things, which was very frustrating! I need to be sharp at work and I like to be sharp at home as well. I would recommend this product to females that find themselves in a similar situation as myself where you feel stretched and need the extra vitamins and minerals on a regular basis. I am taking other vitamins but these are such a bonus and like I said before, have surprised me at what they are doing for my brain function.

  3. Great Product
    5 5

    I was recommended to take 2,000 mg of Flax Seed Oil for my dry eye condition and it has really improved with this great product.

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ProductSKU 733739017727
Manufacturer Now
Per Container: 82
Form Soft Gels
Serving Size 3 sgels
Ingredients Calories 25 , Calories From Fat 24 , 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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