Flax seed oil is also known as flax oil or linseed oil which is obtained from the seeds of the plant Linium utitatissimum . It is a flowering plant which is blue in color and grown on the Western Canadian Prairies and known for its oil which is rich in seeds. It is one-third oil and the rest is made up of protein, fiber and mucilage. It is one of the rich sources of essential fatty acids and contains omega 3-essential fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid and omega 6-essential fatty acid. These seeds are also rich sources of vitamins, lignans and minerals.
This natural oil is very important for the human beings. It is considered as the most vital supplement which is good for health like a multi-vitamin by some researchers, nutritionists and scientists. It has good effect on various systems of the body such as nervous system, immune system, circulatory system, cardiovascular system, immune system and joints.
Components of Flax Seed Oil
This oil is a rich source of proteins, fiber, vitamins, lignans, essential fatty acids and minerals.
Protein - The amount of protein in every 100g of flax seeds is 25g. It contains amino acid which is required by the body and can be easily digested.
Fiber - Flax seeds contain mucilage, soluble and insoluble fiber. Metabolic waste, colon of toxic material and dried mucus is cleaned by the fibers of flax seed oil. This fiber serves as an excellent food for the bacteria in the intestine which keeps all the diseases away.
Vitamins - The flax seeds oil which contains important vitamins are vitamin E and B-group vitamins.
Lignans - Flax seeds are rich sources of lignans and these lignans are natural plant chemicals. They contain antioxidant properties and has 75-80 percent more lignans as compared to grains and vegetables.
Essential Fatty Acids - This natural oil is a rich source of omega 6-essential fatty acid, omega 3-essential fatty acid and alpha linolenic acid.
Minerals - The important minerals which flax seed oil contain are sulfur, zinc, copper, silicon, potassium, iron and cobalt.
Use of Flax Seed Oil and their supplements
If one uses these seeds or oil then one should grind them before eating otherwise it will not be absorbed. This natural oil can be added to any kind of drink and protein shakes.
Flax Seed Oil's Benefits
It absorbs toxins and helpful in lubrication.
It acts as a buffer for excess stomach acids.
It prevents building up of toxic in the bowel.
It soothes irritable bowel disorders and ulcers.
It improves the absorption of calcium.
It helps in relieving some cases of asthma.
It is also helpful in the treatment of dandruff, psoriasis and eczema.
It also improves the function of the liver.
It reduces weight loss in people who are afflicted with obesity.
It also improves perception of colors and eyesight.