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What are Lignans?
A Lignan is a phytoestrogen found in the hulls of flax seed. This phytonutrient is classed as a polyphenol. They are also found in rye and barley, seeds, and fresh fruits and vegetables but flax seed has the highest concentration of lignans found in any natural food source. The main lignan in Flax seed is SDG. When eaten SDG is converted in the body to enterolactone and enterodial. It is these two mammalian lignans that are linked to better health in both men and women.
Why just the hulls? It takes 20 lbs of flax seed to get just 1 lb of flax seed hulls (lignans). Lignans for Life provides you a concentrated form of flax hull lignans that allows you to get the recommended amount of lignans without having to eat several pounds of flax seed.
How Flaxseed Lignans Work
Plant lignans like Secoisolariciresinal Diglucoside (SDG) are converted in the intestines to the mammalian lignans enterodial and enterolactone, the mammalian lignans bind to estrogen receptors preventing naturally occurring and sometimes radical hormones from binding to the estrogen receptors and exerting their negative effect.
In a normally functioning body, hormones bind to estrogen receptors in men, women and animals. Estrogen receptors are located in numerous body parts including the brain, heart, bones, and reproductive organs like breast tissue, ovaries, and the prostate.
Hormone associated cancers like ovarian cancer, breast, uterine and prostate cancer can be reduced because of the interaction of enterodial and enterolactone. Flax seed lignans also have an antioxidant aspect that reduces free radicals. Free radicals have been associated with an increased risk of hormone related cancers.
Types of Lignans
There are 4 main types of plant lignans and two main types of mammalian lignans. The plant lignans are: pinoresinol, lariciresinol, secoisolariciresinol (SDG), and matairesinol. The mammalian lignans are enterolactone and enterodiol. The plant lignans are converted in the body by normally occurring intestinal bacteria to the mammalian lignans. Secoisolariciresinol glucoside (SDG) is the main lignan found in flaxseed hulls. Flaxseed has by far the highest concentration of lignans vs any other food source on the planet. One ounce of flaxseed has 85 mg of lignans. The second most lignan rich food is sesame seeds and by comparison there are only 11 mg of lignans per ounce of sesame seeds. Lignans are also available in fresh fruits and vegetables but it takes 1 whole cup of chopped broccoli to get just 2 mg of lignans.
Flaxseed Lignan Benefits
Flaxseed Lignan Research has shown that people with high amounts of lignans in their bodies have notably lower cancer rates, especially in reproductive tissues like breast, prostate, uterus and ovaries where hormones play a contributing factor. Lignans have been linked to lower cancer levels as well as post-menopausal benefits in women and better prostate health and hair health in men. Lignans provide Antioxidant protection too.*
Lignans for Life utilizes a revolutionary new process to extract the hulls of the flax seed from the meat of the flaxseed (the embryo) without using any chemicals. Our flaxseed extract makes it possible for you to have a flaxseed supplement instead of ingesting large quantities of bulk flaxseed. Flax oil does not naturally contain any lignans and flax oil products that claim "high lignan content" contain 2% concentration levels of lignan at best. Lignans for Life offers the highest concentration of lignans in any supplement available. Each capsule contains 33mg of SDG lignans. Our suggested serving of Lignans for Life consists of 3 easy to swallow flaxseed capsules. Each serving contains 2250 mg of full spectrum lignans and 101 mg of all natural chemical free SDG lignans.
More Lignan Data
When the plant flax seed lignans are ingested, it is converted in the colon by bacteria to the mammalian lignans enterodiol (ED) and enterolactone (EL). Many studies have shown the important health benefits that exist due to this conversion of flax lignan in the body.
Lignans are well-known phytoestrogens - active substances derived from plants that have a weak estrogen-like action that have been linked before to breast health, as well as benefits for peri and post-menopausal women. The new study, published in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention (Vol. 15, pp. 225-232), reports that women with high plasma levels of enterolactone (above 12.96 nano moles per liter), linked to high lignan intake, were associated with a 58 per cent reduction of breast cancer risk. More Lignan studies
Dr. OZ recommends flaxseed lignans on his website. Here is a quote from www.doctoroz.com, "Flax contains lignans which reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. The lignans alter the way your body metabolizes estrogens into safer forms."
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