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Linseed Oil

Linseed oil extracted from flax seed, is one of the most useful natural oils. Flax seeds are known for their many health benefits, which include providing a hearty dose of protein and fiber, reducing appetite and aiding in weight control.

Here we will explore some of the top benefits of flaxseed oil

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  • Much like flax seeds, flaxseed oil is loaded with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, one spoon (15 ml) contains an impressive 7,196 mg of omega-3 fatty acids. Also contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). If you aren’t taking fish oilor getting one to two servings of fatty fish in your diet each week, flaxseed oil may be a good solution to help supplement your diet with the omega-3 fatty acids you need.
  • Flaxseed oil helping fight some types of cancer may help reduce the growth of cancer cells. Furthermore, test-tube studies have produced similar findings, with several studies showing that flaxseed oil reduced the growth of breast cancer cells. Still, more research is needed to determine how these results may help.
  • Several studies have found that flaxseed oil could benefit heart health comparing its effects to those of safflower oil, a type of oil high in omega-6 fatty acids. Flaxseed oil may led to significantly lower blood pressure levels than supplementing with safflower oil. Although, numerous studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids improve heart health, with benefits such as reduced inflammation and lower blood pressure, still more study about its effect on people is required.
  • Flaxseed oil may also help enhance skin health. One small study with flaxseed oil for three months shows at the end of the study, that they experienced improvements in skin smoothness and hydration.
  • Someone with dermatitis were given flaxseed oil for three weeks. The oil was shown to decrease symptoms of atopic dermatitis, such as redness, swelling and itching. However, no studies have looked at the benefits of applying flaxseed oil to the people skin.
  • Some research shows that flaxseed oil may help reduce inflammationin certain populations. While it seems that flaxseed oil may affect people differently, more research is needed to determine its effects on inflammation for the general population.

Note:

If someone wants to take flaxseed oil for a specific health condition, it is best to talk to a doctor first to make sure there are no possible interactions with their current condition, medications or treatments.

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