Nature's Sunshine Flax Seed Oil w/Lignans (60 softgel caps) is an EFA supplement.
Several scientific studies show that consumption of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) can benefit the heart. Flax Seed Oil is a rich source of EFAs, including linoleic acid. Fatty acids are termed “essential” because the body cannot manufacture them. Flax seed oil contains twice as much omega-3 essential fatty acids as fish oil products, without the fishy aftertaste.
The body produces prostaglandins—precursors to hormones and other compounds. Some of these initiate beneficial reactions while others produce negative effects. An improper balance of EFAs in the diet can lead to increased production of the “bad” prostaglandins. Flax Seed Oil with Lignans provides the ideal ratio of omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 EFAs required to maintain the necessary balance between good and bad prostaglandins. EFAs from flax also support the structural integrity of cellular membranes, offering associated benefits to the cardiovascular and nervous systems.
Lignans are phytoestrogens that provide powerful benefits, including boosting the immune system and maintaining hormone balance. Lignans have been found to help the body excrete estrogen in the urine, decreasing its potential health risks. Studies show that women who excrete higher amounts of lignans in their urine (indicating higher dietary levels of lignans) maintain better breast health. Men who consume high amounts of lignans appear to have prostate benefits.
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