Flaxseed Hulls Powder Organic 80 mg - 7.6 oz jar
Although our manufacturer has removed "organic" from the label of this product, the product has not changed and we can certify that the flax within this product is 100% organic in compliance with the USDA National Organic Program, the US-EU Organic Equivalency Arrangement and the US-Canada Organic Equivalency Arrangement. Our application to have the language added back to the label is pending with the manufacturer, and we will add "organic" back to the label once it is approved. Unfortunately, we had to proceed with our current batch of product without "organic" on the label in order to order to fulfill current and anticipated customer orders. Please contact us directly with any questions.
Lignans for Life Concentrated Flaxseed Hulls Organic Bulk Powder For People or Dogs.Each bottle contains 7.6 oz of All Natural, Organic bulk flaxseed hulls ground into a powder.
- 100% USDA Certified Organic
- Concentrated SDG Lignans
- Cold milled processed, Non-GMO, gluten free
- Natural hormone support *
- Immune system booster *
- Natural source of fiber *
- Grown in North America
Lignans Health BenefitsLignans are excellent for balancing hormone levels in the body. In females especially, they help balance estrogen levels; in males especially, they help balance the testosterone-DHT relationship and inhibit enzymes (such as 5α-reductase) needed to convert testosterone to DHT. (DHT is, essentially, a very potent form of testosterone (2-3 times more likely to bind to the relevant receptor than testosterone) and remains active in the body roughly twice as long as testosterone.) This results in lower DHT levels, which may improve prostate health and excess-testosterone-related conditions. Further reading here. *
Lignans also have anti-estrogenic effects and can prevent naturally occurring hormones from binding to estrogen receptors and exerting their negative effects. Lignans provide a weaker form of estrogen. Thus, they are believed to be helpful in balancing out both estrogen deficiencies (by supplying phytoestrogens to otherwise inactive receptors) and excesses (through at least two separate mechanisms – first, by competing with much stronger estrogen for the same receptors and second, by inhibiting aromatase activity). Further reading here. *
Flax lignans have emerged as an important nutritional supplement because of their exceptionally high content of dietary fiber and phytoestrogens. The high amount of fiber in flaxseed lignans also helps support colon health. Lignans have indicated a variety of other benefits, such as heart health, cholesterol reduction, and hair health. Lignans also provide antioxidant protection and are believed to have a higher ORAC (antioxidant) value than any fruit or vegetable. *
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ResearchLignans are converted in the body into the mammalian lignans (enterolignans) enterodiol and enterolactone. Enterolignans have been shown to be potent antioxidants. They reduce the free radicals that otherwise damage tissues, membrane lipids, nucleic acids, and proteins, and may lead to diseases or premature aging. Enterolignans also stimulate the synthesis of sex hormone binding globulin, effectively binding sex hormones and thereby reducing their circulation in the blood stream and thus their biological activity. *
There are numerous studies that indicate improved health from hormone balance, such as reduced rates of menopausal symptoms and maintaining prostate health. Some studies have indicated improved hair growth. *
What's the difference between this product and regular flaxseed?Regular flaxseed contains the embryo of the seed (or kernel), which is where the oil comes from. Our product contains the hull of the flaxseed, which is extracted by grinding the flax seeds and then separating the hulls using either a mechanical separator or by pressing out the oil or some combination of the two methods. Thus, the oil content is reduced from 40-50% in whole flax to 11-15% in our product. Although it contains virtually no lignans, the remaining oil is valuable as one of the best plant sources of Omega-6 oils and one of the only quality plant sources of Omega-3 oils. Better still, the harder-to-obtain Omega-3 content exceeds the Omega-6 content. However, too much oil is bad for the body and can result in excessive triglycerides. In addition, both the oil and any hulls it remains attached to will eventually go rancid. Thus, our flax hulls have the best of both worlds: just enough flax oil to supply valuable Omega 3 and 6 oils and concentrated flax lignans to confer their health benefits. Moreover, flax hulls are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Lignans Dosages & DirectionsGive 1-2 mg of lignan for each pound of body weight. Click the following link for more detailed info on Lignans Dosage for Dogs. *
DirectionsEach jar contains 1 large scoop and 1 small scoop: Large scoop serving size contains 3600 mg of flaxseed hulls and 80 mg of lignan Small scoop serving size contains 250 mg of flaxseed hulls and 6 mg of lignan
For People: Take 1-2 large scoops a day. The powder can be sprinkled/mixed into yogurt, a smoothie, oatmeal, etc. It can also be baked into pancakes, muffins, etc. Do not mix with water as product will not absorb.
For Dogs: Give 1-2 small scoops per 10 lbs. of body weight. (i.e.) For 10 lb. dogs: give 1-2 small scoops per day. For 20 lb. dogs: give 2-4 small scoops per day, etc. For 50+ lb. dogs: give between ½ large scoop and 1 whole large scoop. Powder can be sprinkled on or mixed into dog food, mixed into a probiotic like yogurt with active cultures (to help improve absorption rate of lignans), etc.
DISCLAIMER: * These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA, and this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with your physician before taking any food supplements.