Fan of health bars? Then you are probably aware of how popular an ingredient flaxseed oil is in providing a hearty dose of protein and fiber. From skincare to weight management, flaxseed oil is packed with benefits. Let’s explore:
Starting with skin
A small but showing study involved 13 women supplementing with flaxseed oil for 12 weeks. At the end of the study, they experienced enhancements in skin smoothness and hydration, with reduced sensitivity to irritation and roughness.
At this point you are probably sick of hearing about omega-3 fatty acids. Here’s the thing though: we have omega-3s to thank for a healthy heart, something we take for granted. Its docosahexaenoic (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) contents are vital to keeping us free of chronic diseases. Flaxseed oil, like flaxseed itself, is loaded with omega-3 fatty acids. It can help reduce inflammation, aid weight loss, and some studies even show its anti-inflammatory effects are equivalent to those of olive oil!
Helping things move smoothly in the digestive system, flaxseed oil can help suppress your appetite, allowing for reduced food consumption and more weight loss (verywellhealth). While it’s not clear if flaxseed oil helps burn fat, research suggests that it could help if you are overweight or obese. Being overweight can increase your risk of becoming insulin-resistant, a condition in which the body cannot properly respond to insulin. Without a proper response, the body is unable to effectively control blood sugar levels, and insulin resistance can turn into type 2 diabetes. With more research needed, one study did find that consuming flaxseed oil may relieve symptoms of insulin resistance to some level (livestrong).
Back to the heart
Have high blood pressure? It’s not just bad for you, it’s detrimental to your heart, which becomes extra strained, making it work even harder to function properly. Flaxseed oil has the potential of improving the elasticity of your arteries, which is key since lack of elasticity is associated with aging and high blood pressure (healthline).
How can it be taken, you ask?
In addition to being substituted in salad dressing, sauces, and dips, flaxseed oil can easily be added to your diet through smoothies or shakes! While some apply it to their skin to promote skin moisture, others prefer to use it as a hair mask for luxurious locks and shine. But there is one option you may not have heard about. Stock Softgels is known for its turnaround times being as little as 4 weeks and wide array of expert packaging. Call 1-844-743-5700 today or request a quote!