Flax Seed Oil
Flax seed oil is a natural, concentrated source of the essential omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Douglas Laboratories® Flax Seed Oil is organic and comprised of 50% ALA, as well as significant amounts of oleic acid and the essential linoleic acid in their natural triglyceride forms.
This product is extracted without the damaging effects of heat, light or oxygen, using a mechanical expeller press. Through this process, the oil is never exposed to temperatures above 96o F, retaining the contents of naturally occurring fatty acids, phosphatides, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
- Alpha-linolenic omega-3 fatty acid support
Sufficient dietary levels of ALA and other omega-3 fatty acids are important for healthy mucous membranes, skin and hair, while also serving as precursors for steroid production and hormone synthesis. Throughout our evolution, humans have been accustomed to diets providing roughly equal amounts of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
However, over the last 200 years, the ratio of dietary omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids has increased from about 1:1 to 20–25:1. Leading health professionals recommend ratios between 4:1 and 10:1. Dietary linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) is a precursor to arachidonic acid (20:4), which, in turn, is a precursor to pro-inflammatory prostaglandin E2 and leukotriene B4, and platelet-aggregating thromboxane A2.
1 softgel contains:
- Calories – 9
- Total Fat – 1 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat – 0 g
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids – 520 mg
(as alpha-linolenic acid)
- Omega-6 Fatty Acids (as linoleic acid) – 110 mg
- Omega-9 Fatty Acids (as oleic acid) – 140 mg
Other ingredients: Organic flax seed oil, gelatin (capsule), glycerin and water. Gluten-free, Non-GMO
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 softgel daily or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.