flax seedMD

Flax Seed Oil Information

Health Benefits

Anti-Bacterial Benefits

Flax Seed oil can be used to counter hormone related problems and ward off the ill effects of certain, bacteria and fungi.

Flax seed oil contains lignans that have anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-cancer health benefits. Fax seeds have the richest source of lignans, 100 times more than the next best source, wheat bran and has 75 to 800 percent more lignans than other vegetables and grains. Researchers believe that the major health benefits in lignans are related to their antioxidant properties.

Researches also have revealed that lignan in flax seed shows a lot of promise in fighting disease - including a possible role in cancer prevention especially breast cancer. It is thought that lignan metabolites can bind to estrogen receptors, hence inhibiting the onset of estrogen-stimulated breast cancer.

We discover yet again another health benefit of taking flax seeds and flax seed oil.

Uses of Flax Seed
Health Benefits of Flax Seed
Side Effects of Flax Seed