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Boost your health with Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed has long been touted as a good alternative to fish oil for vegetarians, but there are plenty of other healthy benefits associated with the superfood.
Although a lot of people know that flaxseed - and its derivative flaxseed oil - is good for you, exactly why it's so beneficial in your diet is still somewhat of a mystery, with most having shied away from this natural health supplement.
One of the main reasons behind Flaxseed's superfood status is because of its high level of omega 3 fatty acids. The '3' refers to the types of fatty acids that are ingested in the body through food and how we use them. These magic three omegas are alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
Once they are ingested, the body works to convert ALA to EPA and DHA which are more readily used around the body. Its main function is to make up cell membranes so high amounts of omega 3 are needed to maintain all round good health.
Because flaxseed oil also contains fibre, it has also been used to help a number of digestive problems, including Crohn's disease and Colitis. Several studies into flaxseed use in our diets have found that the oil works to calm the inner lining of the intestines and helps reduces any inflammation in the gut.
Further research into heart health also found that flaxseed oil can have a positive effect. Although doctors and research scientists say that having an overall healthy lifestyle including a clean diet and moderate exercise is the best way to reduce cholesterol levels, flaxseed has been noted as a good supplement to aid the condition. Similarly, heart disease risk is lower in those who take flaxseed supplements regularly. A high level of ALA in the diet has been linked to reducing high blood pressure which could in turn reduce your risk of heart attacks.
So with flaxseed being linked to improved heart health, cell production and digestion, there's no reason not to include it in your daily diet.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
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