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Flax Seed Oil Information

Health Benefits


There are many health benefits of flax seed oil for the skin. flax seed is a great source of Omega 3 essential fatty acids (EFA), and since problems like acne, eczema, and psoriasis have been related to a deficiency in these EFAs, flax seed oil is a great health benefit for skin related conditions. The essential fatty acids in flax seed oil are largely responsible for its skin-healing powers. Red, itchy patches of eczema, psoriasis and rosacea often respond to the EFA's anti-inflammatory actions and overall skin-soothing properties. Acne, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn and rosacea have all been known to respond favorably to flax seed oil. The omega 3 acids ensure healthy hair and nails and help revitalize skin and prevent nails from cracking and breaking.

The abundant omega-3 fatty acids in flax seed oil have been shown to contribute to healthy hair growth as well; in fact, low levels of these acids may cause dry and lackluster locks. Hair problems exacerbated by psoriasis or eczema of the scalp may respond to the skin-revitalizing and anti-inflammatory benefits of flax seed oil as well.

Similarly, the oil's EFAs work to nourish dry or brittle nails, stopping them from cracking or splitting.

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