INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Flax Seed

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Botanical

Also Known As: Linum usitatissimum, Common flax, Cultivated flax, Fiber flax, Omega flax, Linseed

Flax seed (Linseed) comes from the annual Flax plant. It is high in fiber and can aid the elimination process, and it contains an Omega-3 fatty acid that can be beneficial to cardiovascular health.

Flax seed is used in health supplements for cardiovascular health and as an antioxidant.

 

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In the meantime see the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health entry for flaxseed and flaxseed oil, the Penn State Hershey Health Information Library entry for flaxseed, the European Medicines Agency public summary for Lini semen, the WebMD entry for flaxseed, or the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for flaxseed and flaxseed oil for more information.