Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet，Flaxseed Extract help reduce risk of , , , and etc. That’s quite a tall order for a tiny seed that’s been around for centuries.
Flaxseed is found in all kinds of today's foods from cookier to frozen waffles to oatmeal. The Flax Council estimates close to 300 new flax-based products were launched in the U.S. and Canada in 2010 alone. Not only has consumer demand for flaxseed grown, agricultural use has also increased. Flaxseed is what's used to feed all those chickens that are laying eggs with higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
Although flaxseed contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its primary healthy reputation to three of them Recent studies have suggested that flaxseed may have a protective effect against , , and . At least two of the components in flaxseed seem to contribute, says Kelley C. Fitzpatrick, director of health and with the Flax Council of Canada.
In animal studies, the plant omega-3 fatty acid found in flaxseed, called ALA, inhibited tumor incidence and growth.