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Sun's Omega-3 Flax Oil

 

Description


Health from the Sun's Omega-3 Flax Oil is a pure GM-free, herbicide and pesticide-free flax oil, high in healthful omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs). 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

Omega 3s offer important benefits including heart health, healthy mental function, anti-inflammatory effects, hormonal regulation, joint health, healthy skin and weight management. Many people are deficient in essential fatty acids because the body can't make them from other substances and they must be supplied by the diet. Therefore, supplementation with flax oil may have important nutritional benefits.

Proponents of genetically modified (GM) foods claim that the genetic manipulation of plants creates stronger, pesticide-resistant crops and improved nutritional contents. However, critics argue that GM plants will alter the earth's complex ecological balance, causing irreversible harm to the ecosystem and human health. Health from the Sun's Omega-3 Flax Oil is extracted from GM-free flax seeds grown in western Canada.

 

Pros


Omega-3 Flax Oil is expeller-pressed from GM-free flax seeds without chemical solvents. It is certified by the Saskatchewan Research Council and contains no heavy metals or PCBs. Omega 3 Flax Oil is certified organic by OCIA (the most widely recognized certifying agency). It is packaged in a specially produced, recyclable, nitrogen-flushed bottle to protect it from oxygen and light. Each bottle offers a shelf-life of one year.

The nutrients in Omega-3 Flax Oil have the following benefits:

Organic, GM-free, herbicide and pesticide-free flax oil
Lowers the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, inflammation, obesity and other chronic diseases
Beneficial hormonal actions in women
Longer shelf-life of one year

 

Cons


With high doses of flaxseed oil, 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 Liquid Gold Flax Oil.
Be aware that some drugs and supplements may interact with the nutrients in Omega-3 Flax Oil 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 a high quality, GM-free, certified organic expeller-pressed flax seed oil at an affordable price, then Omega-3 Flax Oil 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 Omega-3 Flax Oil.

 

Dosage and Directions


One tablespoon daily with food or as directed by your health care practitioner. May be taken by the spoonful or added to salad dressings, dips, yogurt, hot cereal, blender drinker and other foods.



Omega-3 Flax Oil Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 32
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Alpha-Linolenic Acid (Omega-3) 7700mg *
Calories 130
Calories from Fat 130
Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) 2100mg *
Oleic Acid (Omega-9) 2240mg *
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Total Fat 14g 22%
* Daily Value not established


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Written by Rosemary Murphy  | View all my reviews
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Thursday, 06 May 2010
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This is a pretty nice product, one of the better Omega-3s I've tried. All in all it's a pretty solid choice for a basic Omega-3 supplement. Just make sure you pay attention to the calorie count (if you care about such things)!

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