Flax Essential Oil

Flax Essential Oil

What is Flax Essential Oil?

Flax Essential oil is obtained from flax seed (Linum usitatissimum). This oil has medicinal importance hence mostly used in the production of medicines.

Components of Flax Seed Oil

Omega-3 (ALA), Fiber, Protein, Vitamin B1, Manganese, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Selenium, and also, flaxseeds contain a good amount of vitamin B6, Iron, potassium, copper, and zinc.

Precautions

If you are treated with the following medications, then do not take any flax seed oil or any other omega-3 containing supplement:

  1. Blood-thinning medications
  2. Blood sugar-lowering medications
  3. Cyclosporine

Benefits

Full Stomach

Flax seed oil has high levels of mucilage fiber that helps you keep food in your stomach for a long time; hence you don’t feel hungry easily. Secondly, it helps your body to absorb the nutrients from the food in the digestive tract.

Beautiful and healthy hair, nails, and skin

If you need your hair, nails, and skin to look healthy always. Then consider the consumption of flax oil seed as part of your daily meal. It has ALA fatty acids that help your body skin, hair and nails with essential nutrients for its growth. Also, it contains vitamins that are important for their development.

Lose weight

Do you want to lose weight without physical strenuous exercises? Then worry no more, from recent research, it has proved that when you consume flax oil, it has plenty of fats especially ALA that makes you feel satisfied for a very long period of time, therefore you will eat few calorie daily they will lead to weight loss.

Anti-inflammatory

Flax seed oil possesses anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, if you are experiencing problems with consumption of gluten-containing grains due to their inflammation properties, then flax seed oil is the alternative nutritious component for your body. In addition, if you have problems with omega -3 fatty acids in fish, then also flax seed oil has the fatty acid and is the best alternative.

Cure cancer

Flax seed oil helps in fighting off cancer. Studies show that ALA in this oil help in reduction of growth of breast cancer cell lines by altering certain process involved in its growth. In addition, it induces the cell death of infected cells in your body. Hence used in many dietary components of people with cancer.

Helps the body production procedure

Looking for a natural way to deal with cellulite? As you age, your body produces fewer levels of collagen. But consumption of flax seed oil aids in the increased production of collagen. As decreased levels of collagen in your body system, enables the structural changes to occur and cellulite becomes visible, consumption of this oil alleviates the problem, by increasing your body’s production potential.

Keep the heart healthy

Flax seed oil boosts your body’s heart health. Research studies have suggested that consumption of compounds with ALA like flax seed oil, may aid in prevention and treatment of heart ailments. Others studies have shown that women with high levels of ALA are less likely to suffer from cardiac arrest compared to those with lower levels.

Reduces fats and cholesterol

When you consume flax seed oil your body’s cholesterol level reduces. Remember that cholesterol is not good for your body as it leads to heart attack. Thanks to current research, it has proved that flax seed oil’s soluble fiber content trap fats and cholesterol in the digestive tract so that it cannot be absorbed into your blood system. Hence your body is cholesterol free.

Alternative hormone therapy

If you are a woman at menopause, you should consider consuming flax seed oil. It has lignans that can be used as alternative hormone therapy due to its estrogenic properties.

Other benefits

The properties of the oil help to decrease the risk of osteoporosis. Also, can help menstruating women maintain circles regularity.

How to Take It

Dosage depends on the number of fatty acids available in your diet. For children, you should consult a doctor but for adults no recommended dose is available. Dosage depends on a variety of factors you should consult with your doctor.

Side Effects

The oil seems to be well tolerated with few side effects reported. The oil is safe when ingested orally in appropriate amounts but causes loose stool and diarrhea when ingested in large quantities.