Melrose Organic Flaxseed Oil Vege Caps provide a 1000mg of organic flaxseed oil per capsule dose.
About Flaxseed Oil
Today, many people are now realising that there is a necessity to consume the good fats and reduce the harmful fats. The good fats are the two essential fats: Omega-3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) also called super polyunsaturated and Omega-6 Linoleic Acid (LA), more commonly known as polyunsaturated fat. These fats are essential because our bodies cannot exist without them and most importantly of all – they must come from food. A serious deficiency of either results in progressively poorer health. For these reasons, healthy fat is every bit as important as protein, minerals and vitamins. Our eating habits have changed since the arrival of processed food.
Why do I need essential fats?
The essential fats act as lubricants, cushions and insulators, guarding against the stresses that we encounter. They provide structural rigidity to cell membranes, and specifically in the case of the Omega-3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), provide a range of anti-inflammatory eicosanoids. ALA is also known to disperse platelet aggregates in the blood. A recent paper also explores the possibility of ALA increasing the tissue concentration of DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid), a special fatty acid stored in the brain. It is now been considered as the brain food with implications for improving visual acuity and enriching brain cell communication and development. Omega-3 ALA can be converted in our bodies to the longer chain EPA and DHA found in fish oils in the same way that fish eat algae to convert plant ALA to EPA and DHA. The National and Medical Research Council recommend we increase our consumption of omega-3 fats.
To reverse the present imbalance we need to increase consumption of oils rich in Omega-3 fatty acids – Flaxseed (52-62%), Fish Oil (30%) and Cod Liver Oil (up to 25%), and reduce Omega-6 oils – Safflower, Sunflower, Sesame, Peanut, most other vegetable oils and fatty meats. The ultimate objective is to have an equal (1:1) ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
Everyone can enjoy the benefits of Flaxseed Oil. The adult daily usage is 2 teaspoons (1 dessertspoon or 10ml) For children 6 months to 2 years – 1 teaspoon every other day 2 years to 5 years – 1 teaspoon daily 6 years to 12 years – 1 teaspoon daily 13 years and older – 2 teaspoons daily Pregnant and nursing mothers – 1 to 3 teaspoons daily
Flaxseed Oil can be taken at any time of the day. It can be added to breakfast cereal (before adding the milk), make a smoothie, add to salads or taken off the spoon. As Flaxseed Oil is intended to be taken regularly, breakfast is the ideal time.
About Organic products
Wherever possible it is important to buy certified organic oils. Melrose oils are certified organic by ACO (Australian Certified Organic). Oils that are titled Chemical Free have been tested for pesticides, fungicides and weedicides by NATA approved laboratories and found to be below the level of detection. Fish oils are contaminated by the Run off from land into the oceans. Fish oils can never receive organic certification. On the other hand, land crops with organic certification overcome the risk associated with the ingestion of these contaminants.
Note: Use only as directed by the physician. Incorrect use could be harmful. If symptoms persist, please consult your doctor/healthcare professional. Your healthcare professional will advise you whether this product is suitable for your condition. Don't use this product for children without doctor's advice.