Essential fatty acids, like omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid, naturally occur in flaxseed oil. Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids may help support cardiovascular health. Nature Made Flaxseed Oil is made with organic flaxseed oil and is a natural plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids.†
Omega-3 fatty acids are well known for the beneficial role they play in heart health. Nature Made Flaxseed Oil is a great plant-based source of omega-3 and 6 – two essential fatty acids our bodies need yet are not produced internally. These supplements are a great choice if you are not getting enough of these nutrients in your diet. Additionally, omega-3s help maintain healthy triglyceride levels already in the normal range. Triglycerides are stored fats in the body.†
Omega-3s are important to your health as they provide the structural integrity for all your cells. They are incorporated into cell membranes and are necessary for effective cell function, normal growth and proper development. Nature Made Flaxseed Oil is a great plant-based source of omega-3 fatty acids, and is especially convenient for those who avoid fish and shellfish in their regular diet.
•May help support cardiovascular health.
•Helps support healthy cellular function.
•Plant-based source of omega-3s if you avoid fish in your diet.
What is flaxseed and what does it do?
Flaxseeds come from the flax plant, Linum usitatissimum, and are virtually indigestible in their whole form. Once ground or pressed for their oil, flaxseeds offer many benefits. When ground, flax’s many health-promoting characteristics are available to the human body for digestion and absorption. Ground, flaxseeds are a source of dietary fiber, lignans, micronutrients and omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed oil is a concentrated source of alpha-Linolenic acid, a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid that may support cardiovascular health.
Are there any differences in omega-3 from flaxseed vs. fish oil?
Flaxseed oil offers a fish-free, vegetarian-friendly form of omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA). Where fish oil supplements are typically high in critical omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, flaxseed oil is rich in ALA, which converts into DHA and EPA in the body, albeit with reduced efficiency.
What are some food sources for flaxseed?
Flaxseed is sold in its whole seed form, ground as flax meal, and used in many commercial food products. Typically sold as a health food, flax is incorporated into foods like cereal, muffins, chips and smoothies to enhance their nutrient profile.