What is the primary benefit for using Flax Seed Oil?
Flax Seed Oil provides an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid, an Omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA) that is typically lacking in the American diet. An essential fatty acid is a nutrient that is very important for health and must be obtained through diet or supplementation. In the human diet, only two fats are considered essential. Because the Omega-6 EFA (linoleic acid) is derived from seeds that are widely available in the food supply (e.g., soy, corn, safflower), most Americans are not deficient in this nutrient. In fact, most Americans get too much of the Omega-6 fats in their diet. Conversely, because the Omega-3 EFA (alpha-linolenic acid) is derived from only a few sources (e.g., flax seeds, walnuts), most Americans are deficient in this nutrient. This imbalance of Omega-3 to Omega-6 consumption leads to a variety of health problems. • What makes VitaMedica’s Flax Seed Oil product unique? From the type of flax seeds used, to how the oil is extracted and bottled, VitaMedica’s