Flaxseed oil: benefit and harm to the body
Flax contains in its composition a lot of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.
When squeezed from the seeds of this flower, oil is obtained, which is a valuable nutritious product for our health.
A useful property of flaxseed oil, also manifests itself in its use as a cosmetic and a broad-profile medicine.
Oil from flax seeds contains a large amount of fatty acids.
Ratio of fatty acids in the product:
- 60% – alpha-linoleic acid (omega 3),
- 20% linoleic acid (omega-6),
- 10% – oleic acid (omega 9),
- 10% are other saturated fatty acids.
These acids can not be synthesized by the human body on its own, it is necessary to replenish their reserves through nutrition.
The oil of flax seeds is rich in vitamins of group A, E, K, group B and retinol.
- The level of cholesterol and blood viscosity decreases, the flexibility of the vessels increases.
- Prevention of heart disease.
- Normalizes digestive processes.
- It improves liver function.
- Heals heartburn, gastritis, constipation.
- Prevention of cancer.
- Improves the quality of nails and skin.
- Different masks for the face have a rejuvenating effect and have an antibacterial effect.
- The body of a pregnant woman receives important vitamins and acids necessary for the proper development of the child's brain.
- Has a soothing effect.
- Helps reduce the allergic reaction.
- Prevents arrhythmia.
- Strengthens immunity.
- It alleviates the symptoms of PMS in women.
- Increases male strength.
- Helps to lose weight.
- Useful for asthma.
- Promotes better absorption of calcium.
- Heals wounds and cuts.
Using 2 tablespoons of this oil every day allows you to improve your condition with hemorrhoids, colitis and obesity.
It is not recommended to use it for people who take painkillers, drugs against diabetes, medicines to normalize high blood pressure.
Excessive use of it can harm nursing mothers, pregnant women and suffering from hormonal imbalance.
Flax seed oil is contraindicated:
You can use linseed oil separately, in the form of seasonings, with kefir.
It is ideally combined with vinaigrettes, vegetable salads and sour cabbage.
It is added to sour-milk products, cereals, pastries.
The product is recommended to be eaten raw, after heat treatment many useful properties are lost.
Application in medicine
For example, a drug called linethol is used to treat atherosclerosis.
Ideal for normal and problem skin, hair and nails.
In its pure form, this product is useful for daily care of the neck, face, hands and body.
Protects the skin from the negative impact of the environment, eliminates inflammation, flaking, redness, hardening and minor skin trauma.
Masks or applications of linseed oil contribute to the restoration of elasticity on coarse areas and the elimination of microcracks, and also have a rejuvenating effect.
Feedback on application
These are the letters with reviews about this product sent by readers of our magazine.
My problem is bad hair.
We were advised to try flaxseed oil.
Saw on 1 a tablespoon a day, and also made a mask out of it.
As a result, his hair is smooth, and the skin is simply gorgeous.
It is reliable, Kislovodsk
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How much is such a valuable product?
You can buy it in the pharmacy, specialized supermarket department, large grocery stores, online stores.
When buying, you need to pay attention to the expiration date, as long-term storage of flax seed oil quickly oxidizes, becomes viscous, the chemical process of conversion of fatty acids begins.
The price for 0,5 liters of oil is approximately: 60 rubles and above.
The cost will depend on the manufacturer of the manufacturer and on the added additional components.
On sale there is oil with selenium, lemon and others.
A non-refined product costs more than a refined product.
It is better to choose not refined oil, since the refined is subjected to chemical and mechanical treatment, as a result of which many useful substances are lost.
If the product is bought for medicinal purposes, then it is worth buying in pharmacies.
Instead of oil you can buy flax seeds, Omega 3 in them is more stable.
Flaxseed oil is very useful, it helps to preserve youth beauty, psycho-emotional state and health.
Use it is recommended in raw form and no more than 2 – 3 tablespoons per day.
Before using it for medical purposes it is worth consulting with a doctor.
Strictly observe the dosage!
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At me an initial stage of an atherosclerosis and an arrhythmia. The doctor prescribed linseed oil on st.lozhke 2 times a day. To take comfortably, advised to add to your favorite cold juice (I have it apricot, but it is possible and tomato), it is good to shake and drink.
I've been drinking flaxseed for a long time. The taste, of course, is not pleasant . But the main thing is that it is very useful. Initially, he took it to improve immunity. Then I noticed that the condition of the hair had improved.
Several times I tried to start drinking flaxseed oil, but it is so specific that without it it's simply impossible. Now I add to the salad (not always a good idea) or just with sugar swallow.
I think that this oil is good for dry skin. I'll risk trying, but I suffer from excessive dryness of the skin, especially on my legs. I tried all the creams and lotions and did not save anything. I'll try linseed oil now.