Genestra Organic Flax Oil Capsules- 90 softgel capsules

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Genestra Organic Flax Oil Capsules- 90 softgel capsules

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• Omega 3 and 6 combination
• 860 mg of total EFAs per capsule from organic Flaxseed oil
• Convenient softgel format
• Increase patient compliance

Flax Oil Capsules (Organic) provides essential fatty acids derived from organically-grown flax seeds for the maintenance of good health (1).

References:
1 NHPD Monograph on Flaxseed Oil. April 2010.

Additional product info:
Flaxseed contains 35% of its mass as oil, of which 55% is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (2). Human studies have shown that flaxseed and flaxseed oil can modestly reduce serum total and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (15-50 g/day flaxseed or powder) concentrations, reduce postprandial glucose absorption (40 grams ground flaxseed), decrease some markers of inflammation (14 grams ALA from flaxseed oil), and raise serum levels of the omega-3 fatty acids, ALA and eicosapentaenoic acid (3). The compliance or elasticity of the arterial system, an important index of circulatory function, diminishes with increasing cardiovascular risk. Systemic arterial compliance has been shown to improve through eating of fish and fish oil. Similarly, enhanced arterial compliance was reported following 4 weeks of flaxseed oil supplementation (20 grams ALA from flaxseed oil), in obese subjects (4). Flaxseed oil (14 grams ALA per day or higher) decreases platelet aggregation and increases platelet activating inhibitor-1 and bleeding time (5).

Supplementation with 2.2 grams flaxseed oil daily led to significant decreases in sensitivity (after nicotinate irritation), Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) , skin roughness and scaling, while smoothness and hydration were increased in a randomized, double-blind 12-week intervention with 3 female parallel treatment groups (6).

References:
2 Prasad K. Flaxseed and cardiovascular health. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2009 Nov;54(5):369-77. Page 369, Abstract
3 Bloedon LT, Szapary PO. Flaxseed and cardiovascular risk. Nutr Rev. 2004 Jan;62(1):18-27. Page 18, Abstract
4 Nestel PJ, Pomeroy SE, Sasahara T, Yamashita T, Liang YL, Dart AM, Jennings GL, Abbey M, Cameron JD. Arterial compliance in obese subjects is improved with dietary plant n-3 fatty acid from flaxseed oil despite increased LDL oxidizability. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 1997 Jun;17(6):1163-70. Page 1163, Abstract
5 Prasad K. Flaxseed and cardiovascular health. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. 2009 Nov;54(5):369-77. Page 369, Abstract
6 De Spirt S, Stahl W, Tronnier H, Sies H, Bejot M, Maurette JM, Heinrich U. Intervention with flaxseed and borage oil supplements modulates skin condition in women. Br J Nutr. 2009 Feb;101(3):440-5. Page 440, Abstract; Page 442, Skin Sensitivity, 2nd paragraph; Page 443, Skin hydration & TEWL, skin structure, 1st paragraph + last paragraph; Page 444, Conclusion

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