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Waihi Bush Flax original, made from 100% pure, cold pressed, unrefined, extra virgin, organic flax seed oil. Flax seed oil is natures richest vegetarian source of essential Omega 3 fatty acids. Flax seed oil is approximately 60% Omega-3 alpha linolenic acid (ALA) and also contains the Omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) and the monounsaturated Omega-9 oleic acid. Omega-3 61%, Omega-6 17% Omega-9 14%. This product can be used by the entire family to enrich cottage cheese, yoghurt, smoothies, sauces, dressings, salads and vegetables. To protect the nutritional qualities of this flaxseed oil, it is not suitable for cooking.

The Omega 3 story. Flax seed oil is nature's richest source of the Omega-3 essential fatty acid (EFA) alpha linolenic acid. It is important to realise that essential means just that we absolutely have to have them to live and be healthy, as our bodies cannot make them. Because of this, we have to obtain them from our food or from supplements.
So what do Omega-3 EFA's do in the body? They are required for the transport and metabolism of both cholesterol and triglycerides. They are able to lower cholesterol levels by up to 25% and high triglycerides by up to 65%. They are required for normal development and function of the brain. The highest concentration of Omega-3 EFA's occur in the brain and retina and there is irreversible damage to vision and learning ability if the foetus and young baby are deficient in omega-3 EFA's.

Recent research is linking brain disorders as diverse as multiple sclerosis, post natal depression, schizophrenia and attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder (ADD/ADHD) with a lack of Omega-3 EFA's. Omega-3 EFA's are required in the structure of the membranes that surround each cell and organelle in the body. A lack of omega-3 EFA's causes leaky membranes, allowing substances which ought not, to pass in and out of the cell. This has been related to health problems such as allergies, eczema, skin conditions, asthma etc.
Omega-3 EFA's and sulphur amino acids together are involved in oxygen transport across the cell membranes. They increase lowered vitality and many people feel an increase in energy when first taking flax seed oil. Muscles recover more rapidly after exercise, because of an increased rate of lactic acid breakdown and athletes often experience improved performance. At high levels of intake (45-60ml of oil per day) metabolic rate is increased which can assist in burning excess body fat. Because of this increased oxygen transport, Omega-3 EFA's and sulphur amino acids together effectively improve blood circulation and therefore decrease the risk of gangrene in diabetics. Omega-3 EFA's slow down the growth of cancer cells, candida and other anaerobic organisms which cannot live in the presence of oxygen. Flax seed oil has also been proven to be beneficial in treatment programs in diabetes as Omega-3 EFA's have the function of normalising fat metabolism and decreasing the amount of insulin required by diabetics. Most people would benefit from taking a supplement high in essential fatty acids.

What are the benefits of Flax Original? Flax original can top up your Omega-3 levels if you are experiencing symptoms of Omega-3 deficiency, such as: Dry skin and hair conditions, soft or brittle nails. The most common symptoms is some form of skin problem. Inflammatory conditions - acne, eczema, psoriasis and arthritis. Lowered immunity, slow healing and allergic conditions like asthma. Vision problems and dry eyes. Learning disorders and behavioral changes like ADD/ADHD. Mental disorders, depression and mood swings. Weakness, low energy and fatigue. Tingling sensations in arms and legs. Excessive thirst or frequent urination. Omega-3 fatty acids have been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. The anti-inflammatory properties of flax seed oil hold promise for cancer prevention and tumour reduction.

Cold pressed, unrefined, Extra virgin, certified organic flax seed oil (100%)
Per serving: 15ml (1 Tbls) : Protein: 0mg, Fat: Total: 14000mg, Saturated 1300mg, Trans: 0mg, Polyunsaturated 11000mg, Alpha linolenic acid (Omega 3) 8600mg, Linoleic acid: 2300mg, Monosaturated: 1900mg, Oleic acid: 1900mg. Carbohydrate, total: 0mg, Sugars: 0mg, Sodium: 0.1mg. Linolenic ratio to Linoleic 3.7 to 1.

Waihi Bush Flaxseed Oil connoisseurs take 1 to 2 tablespoons straight from the spoon, although it is recommended to mix with other foods. Enrich cottage cheese, yoghurt, smoothies, sauces, dressings, salads and vegetables with Flax seed oil. This product is not for cooking with. Can be frozen.
Storage. Once open ALWAYS refrigerate and use within 5 weeks. Can be frozen, unopened. Before opening, it has a 13 month shelf life and doesn't need to be stored in the fridge, so long as it is stored below 20 degrees C.

Store cool. Can be used frozen. Once opened, keep refrigerated and use within six weeks.