Irish Health Oils produce Flax and Hemp products that are manufactured in Ireland. Our oils are cold-pressed using the finest seeds. Irish Health Oils also make Milled Flax and Hemp which are a great source of protein and fibre. We are stocked nationwide in health food shops.
Hemp Oil and Flax Oil
Irish Health Oils products are good for you
• Flax and Hemp are among the oldest and healthiest foods that nature has to offer
• Flax oil is nature’s richest source of Omega 3
• Hemp oil is a balanced blend of essential oils for longterm use and contains GLA
• Omega 3 is used for complex tasks within the organs and blood supply as well as lubricating joints and may reduce cholesterol levels
• All Irish Health Oils products are produced free from any additives of any kind
Flaxseed oil, a food with miraculous properties and benefits
Flaxseed oil has been in human nutrition for more than 9,000 years, and there is evidence to locate the first human flaxseed in edible oil in Syria since then. It is also said to have been among the first superfoods grown by man. That puts a lot of weight on the shoulders of such a delicate flower, doesn’t it?
In other words, the word of our forefathers says that flaxseed oil has many health benefits. It is par excellence a natural product, extracted by cold pressing the seeds of the flax plant (Linum Usitatissimum).
In modern history, the reasons why these seeds have been consumed since time immemorial, even transformed into oil, have been verified. Included in the daily diet, flaxseed oil improves digestion, lowers bad cholesterol (that famous LDL), balances the activity of the endocrine glands, reduces the need to consume sugar, contributes to skin and skin health, fights cancer cells, facilitates maintenance an optimal weight.
And it doesn’t stop there. Flaxseed oil is rich in vitamins, minerals and is an excellent source of healthy fatty acids Omega 3 and Omega 6. This oil also receives from us a white ball for health because it does not contain gluten and can be consumed by people who suffers from gluten intolerance or celiac disease.
Properties and benefits
Zinc – a powerful antioxidant that also helps heal wounds and strengthen the immune system. Flaxseed oil contains many vitamins and minerals with extraordinary benefits for the body.
Iron – contributes to the storage of oxygen in cells.
Vitamin E – is an oil with antioxidant effect that protects the body from the effects of free radicals and contributes to the optimal functioning of the immune system.
B-complex vitamins – are vitamins that ensure the proper functioning of the nervous system, digestive tract, liver and take care of the health of the eyes, hair and skin.
Carotene – consumed for its cardboard content, flaxseed oil has an antioxidant role that fights cancer cells.
Magnesium – the mineral in flaxseed oil protects the muscular and nervous system, contributes to heart health, stimulates the immune system, participates in bone formation and regulates blood sugar levels.
Sulfur – has an important role in energy production, in the correct coagulation of blood, in the formation of bones, cartilage, tendons and ligaments.
Calcium – a basic component for the proper functioning of metabolism and bone formation.
Phosphorus – an essential component of bones, regulates pH and nourishes all cells in the body.
Potassium – is essential for the body and supports its proper functioning, especially of the brain, heart, bones, muscles and kidneys
Manganese – helps eliminate free radicals, helps the body heal and influences the metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids and cholesterol.
Silicone – contributes to the production of collagen, responsible for the beauty and health of the skin, slows down the aging process, nourishes the hair and nails.
Nickel – contributes to the absorption of iron in the body, prevents and treats osteoporosis.
Molybdenum – is essential for the metabolism of amino acids, the elimination of toxins and contributes to the formation of antioxidants.
Chromium – regulates blood sugar levels, helps metabolize fats and proteins.
Cobalt – plays an essential role in the formation of red blood cells and improves blood circulation.
Many studies and a lot of researchers say that the richness in lignans, alpha-linoleic acid, healthy Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, lecithin, vitamins and minerals make this oil to be included in the list of extraordinary health foods. Here’s why flaxseed oil is a real health elixir, with benefits for a beautiful and healthy body.
Improves bone health. Flaxseed oil is able to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and contributes to bone formation and regeneration.
Decreases the rate of heart disease. Consumption of foods containing alpha-linoleic acid, including flaxseed oil, significantly decreases the chances of heart disease and myocardial infarction. It also lowers the rate of cardiac arrhythmias because it supports the health of the entire cardiovascular system.
Lowers cholesterol levels. Flaxseed oil is able to regulate blood pressure, thus lowering cholesterol levels, regulating the pulse, blood clotting and the nervous system.
Keep your asthma under control. Because it is rich in alpha-linoleic acid, flaxseed oil is able to reduce inflammation in the respiratory system, improving the quality of life for people with asthma or allergies.
Maintains hormonal balance in menopause. Flaxseed oil is rich in lignans, antioxidant-like compounds and estrogen. Thus, it is able to regulate hormonal activity and progesterone and estrogen levels in the body, treating menstrual disorders and cramps, infertility, endometriosis and relieving menopausal symptoms.
It helps you lose weight effectively. Flaxseed oil acts as a natural laxative, sets the digestive system in motion, helps you get rid of toxins and keep fit, and even shed a few pounds naturally.
Maintains healthy skin. Because it helps the body make collagen, flaxseed oil is extremely beneficial for the skin, being able to remove cellulite and even eczema caused by allergies or cosmetics with chemicals. The fatty acids in flaxseed oil contribute to the elasticity and health of the skin.
It can prevent the appearance of cancer cells. Due to its high content of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), flaxseed oil may be able to stop the cancer and stop the development of already affected cells, studies say.
Increases the amount of serotonin. Serotonin deficiency can lead to depression, irritability, anxiety, panic attacks and insomnia. Flaxseed oil is able to increase the level of serotonin produced by the body and thus helps you to feel good, with healthy emotions and positive thoughts.
Because it has so many health benefits, which we have listed above, you should not be surprised that flaxseed oil is often used by people who follow natural treatments. Over time, flaxseed oil has proven to be an effective remedy for various ailments.
High cholesterol. High cholesterol is dangerous because it can cause strokes, heart attacks and eye injuries. Omega 3 fatty acids and lignans in flaxseed oil are able to reduce the level of bad cholesterol and raise the good one (HDL).
Heart diseases. Flaxseed oil is able to fight against cardiovascular disease. Because it is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, it reduces inflammation, reduces the risk of heart arrhythmias and keeps blood vessels healthy.
Digestive system disorders. Constipation, diarrhea, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids can be prevented by consuming flaxseed oil, because it is rich in fiber beneficial to healthy transit and in addition has an anti-inflammatory effect.
Skin conditions. Used externally in case of sunburn, eczema, psoriasis, acne, flaxseed oil soothes and even helps in treating them.
Cancer. Studies to date have shown that flaxseed oil is most effective in preventing skin, prostate, colorectal and breast cancer. Why? Because it has an antioxidant effect and fights against the effects of free radicals that can trigger the disease of the cells responsible for the appearance of these dreaded diseases.
Sjogren’s syndrome. This is a disorder of the immune system, identified by two of the most common symptoms, dry eyes and mouth. Daily consumption of flaxseed oil reduces inflammation in the eyes and improves the symptoms of keraconjunctivitis sicca (dry eye syndrome).
Flaxseed oil also has many benefits for beauty, not only for health, which is why it is found in various cosmetics. Here’s what flaxseed oil can do for your beauty’s health.
Flaxseed oil, beneficial for the skin: vitamin B and fatty acids contribute to skin health, make it more elastic, reduce wrinkles, and antioxidants stop premature aging. Flaxseed oil helps you get rid of acne, redness, eczema and is a real help in the fight against cellulite. Skin burns can be soothed very easily with linseed oil and will reduce any inflammation.
Flaxseed oil, hair treatment: scalp eczema and psoriasis can be treated with flaxseed oil because it has an anti-inflammatory effect and revitalizes the skin. Flaxseed oil also gives hair hydration, makes it more resistant and gives it shine. Therefore, consuming flaxseed oil helps prevent hair loss, it not only makes it look good.
Flaxseed oil, healthy for nails: Flaxseed oil nourishes the nails, makes them stronger, thus preventing them from breaking and making them less brittle.
Flaxseed oil contains 50-60% Omega 3 fatty acids, in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), even more than we find in fish oil, being the richest natural source for these fats.
Omega 3 fatty acids are essential for the body and have extremely important functions:
- I keep my heart healthy
- Contributes to the proper functioning of the nervous system
- They have beneficial effects on the mental state
- Reduce inflammation of any kind
- Helps relieve symptoms of arthritis, asthma and other inflammation-related disorders
- Maintain the health of the skin, hair and nails
Omega 3 fatty acids are a polyunsaturated fat that must be taken from the diet, and the constant deprivation of the body of Omega 3 can cause:
- Heart diseases
- Difficulty concentrating and memorizing
For adults, it is generally recommended not to exceed 1 tablespoon, maximum 2 of flaxseed oil, daily, raw, either in salads or in dishes. If you suffer from any condition, it is best to consult a specialist or nutritionist before consuming flaxseed oil. And it’s good to listen to your body as well. If you feel that flaxseed oil is not good for you, reduce the amount or replace it with another oil or nutritious food. If you exceed 3 tablespoons of flaxseed oil a day, you are already exposing yourself to the risk of gaining weight, and more. The fats it contains are healthy, but they are still fats.
For children under 18, a visit to the doctor is recommended before including flaxseed oil in the diet.
Flaxseed oil is not indicated for consumption by pregnant or lactating women. There were changes in metabolism or even the risk of premature birth.
It is advisable not to consume flaxseed oil if you are taking medicines or food supplements because it will prevent the complete absorption of substances in the body.
If you are undergoing a blood thinning treatment, do not consume flaxseed oil because there is a risk of bleeding.
If you have consumed too much flaxseed oil you may suffer from bloating and intestinal gas.
If you suffer from diabetes, it is advisable to avoid flaxseed oil.
If you are convinced of how much flaxseed oil can do you good, but you do not know how to consume it, we tell you: a teaspoon, in the morning and in the evening, before meals. Ideally, you should add it to salads or use it to prepare dressing.
Under no circumstances use it for cooking! Do not expose it to any heat source because you will cause it to lose its “power”.
And one more thing, when you go to buy flaxseed oil, make sure you get an organic one, cold pressed, that comes with benefits in the package!