It helps you lose weight – flaxseed oil aka linseed oil is a valuable ally in the fight against extra pounds. It works as a natural laxative, helping the body to detoxify and thus facilitating weight loss. A study conducted in 2015 confirmed that linseed oil is effective in fighting extra pounds.
It treats constipation, but also diarrhoea – constipation comes with other unpleasant symptoms such as bloating, back pain, flatulence and fatigue so you need to get rid of it as soon as possible. Linseed oil acts as a lubricant for the colon so it treats constipation. Linseed oil is also effective in treating diarrhoea.
Helps prevent cancer – A study by a medical school at the University of Toronto in Ontario has shown that flaxseed oil prevents the growth of breast cancer cells.
Treat eczema – the fatty acids in linseed oil improve the elasticity of the skin, moisturize it and therefore treat eczema when applied directly to the problem area.
Improves heart health – Due to its high content of alpha-Linolenic acid, flaxseed oil is good for heart health, preventing heart disease.
How to choose linseed oil
When buying linseed oil, it is good to choose a variant obtained by cold pressing, like our Flax seed Oil product. Ideally, choose a product stored in an opaque glass as this will reduce the oxidation process.
Flaxseed oil can be used for both external and internal use. As for linseed oil, it can be added to salads, sauces, smoothies and healthy shakes.
Recommended dose of linseed oil
For people with high “bad” cholesterol, it is recommended to consume a dose of 40-50 grams of flaxseed oil per day. On the other hand, 15 grams of linseed oil a day improves kidney function in people with lupus. Menopausal symptoms are relieved by 40 grams of flaxseed oil a day. Triglycerides will be reduced by 38-60 grams of linseed oil consumed daily.
To enjoy the amazing properties of linseed oil without endangering your health, it is recommended that you consult your doctor before starting to use this oil for therapeutic purposes.
Contraindications of linseed oil
There are also side effects of linseed oil consumption, which occur especially in people who:
are being treated with anticoagulants
followed by a treatment to reduce blood sugar levels