Flax, whether in Flax Seed Oil form or Flax Seed form, is a good source of omega-3 and omega-6 acids. Health care providers often say people lack the proper amount of omega-3 in their diet. Flax supplements provide a balance in the body between omega-3 and omega-6 acids. Flax contains fiber, lignans, linoleic acid (LA) and alpha linoleic acid (ALA). These nutrients can be converted into prostaglandins and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). There are many benefits to having the proper amounts of essential fatty acids in the body - for the cardiovascular system, the immune system, inflammation, and much more.
Food Sources Orally, flax can cause an increase in bowel movements and the risk of diarrhea.
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Cautions Orally, flax can cause an increase in bowel movements and the risk of diarrhea.