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 Health from the Sun's FiProFlax

Description

Health from the Sun's FiProFlax features certified organic cold-milled flax seeds providing valuable fiber, flax oil, omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) and lignans. Flaxseed contains the omega 3 essential fatty acid known as ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). ALA is a precursor to beneficial prostaglandins (hormone-like regulatory compounds) that are involved in vital body functions. Flaxseed offers many benefits including heart health, healthy mental function, anti-inflammatory effects, hormonal regulation, healthy skin and weight management.

FiProFlax supplies plant lignans, natural plant chemicals more commonly known as phytoestrogens. Studies suggest that flaxseed lignans may have beneficial hormonal actions in women and may help prevent breast cancer. Lignans have been shown to block estrogen's cancer-inducing effects on the cellular level.

FiProFlax also supplies souble and insoluble fiber. Research suggests that high dietary fiber intake helps maintain regularity and reduce the risk of obesity and heart disease. One study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that participants with the highest dietary fiber intake had a significantly lower risk of being overweight, with beneficial effects on cardiac risk factor markers.

"Our data show that total dietary fiber intakes 25 grams provide a significantly reduced risk of elevated BMI (body mass index), waist-to-hip ratio, plasma cholesterol, and hypertension-4 key cardiovascular disease risk factors," the study authors write. "These findings suggest that 25 grams total dietary fiber per day is the minimum intake required to achieve a significant protective effect against cardiovascular disease; however, total dietary fiber intakes of 30-35 g/d will provide an even greater protective effect."


Pros

FiProFlax is vacuum sealed in a resealable, reusable pouch to remove air and exclude light. This process ensures optimum freshness. Four tablespoons of FiProFlax supply about as much oil as one tablespoon of flax oil plus fiber, lignans and proteins. FiProFlax is a whole food that can be easily mixed in with cereal, yogurt, cottage cheese, salads and pasta.

The nutrients in FiProFlax have the following benefits:

  • USDA certified organic, specially-milled flax seeds.
  • High fiber maintains regularity and reduces the risk of obesity and heart disease.
  • Plant lignans lower the risk of hormonal imbalances and breast cancer.
  • Lowers the risk of certain cancers, inflammation and other chronic diseases.

Cons

With high doses of flax seed, certain people may experience abdominal discomfort or mild diarrhea.

Flaxseed should not be taken at least 14 days prior to any type of surgery.

People with hemophilia, bowel obstruction, narrowing of the digestive tract, or inflammation of the stomach or intestines should not take flaxseed.

Pregnant or lactating women and children should consult a physician before taking FiProFlax.

Be aware that some drugs and supplements may interact with the nutrients in FiProFlax including:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
  • Aspirin
  • Warfarin
  • Bile acid sequestrants
  • Orlistat
  • Olestra containing products
  • Chitosan
  • Mineral oil
  • Fish oils
  • Garlic
  • Ginkgo

Is it for you?

If you're looking for proven health benefits including weight management, heart health, bowel regularity and hormonal regulation, then FiProFlax is for you.

However, people with hemophilia, bowel obstruction, narrowing of the digestive tract, or inflammation of the stomach or intestines should not take flaxseed. Pregnant or lactating women and children should consult a physician before taking FiProFlax.

Dosage and Directions

Take 2 to 4 tablespoons daily. You can add FiProFlax to cereal, yogurt, cottage cheese, salads and pasta.

Does not need refrigeration until after opening. Once opened, reseal and refrigerate to maintain freshness.

Best if used within 45 days of opening. May be resealed and frozen to extend shelf life.



FiProFlax Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 30
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) 4 g *
Calcium 30 mg 3%
Calories 80
Calories from Fat 45
Dietary Fiber 4 g 16%
Iron 1 mg 6%
Lignans 185 mg *
Linoleic Acid 1 g *
Potassium 130 mg 4%
Protein 3 g 6%
Sodium 10 mg < 1%
Sugars <1
Total Carbohydrate 5 g 2%
Total Fat 5 g 8%
Vitamin C 4 mg 6%
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients: Certified Organic (OCPP/ProCert) Sprouted Milled Flaxseed.


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