Lignans have the unique ability to balance hormones, especially estrogen. The lignans exert a weak estrogenic effect. If estrogen levels are low, they get a boost of estrogen from the lignans. If estrogen levels are high, the plant lignans will compete with endogenous (naturally occurring) estrogen for estrogen receptors. Some of the weaker plant estrogens attach to estrogen receptors and displace normally occurring (and potentially harmful) estrogen, leaving nowhere for the endogenous estrogen to go. The stronger endogenous estrogen gets flushed from the system, leaving the system with a combination of endogenous estrogen and plant estrogen. The result is less estrogen effect in the body. This balancing effect of estrogen can benefit many organs and systems in the female body.
Lignans mimic estrogen and provide a natural way to get natural hormone replacement therapy without the some of the risks associated with conventional therapy. Click here to read more on Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
Balanced estrogen levels help reduce the frequency and intensity of hot flashes. Click here to read more about lignans and menopause relief.
Better Breast Health, Ovarian Health, and Uterine Health
Several studies show that there is a reduced risk of reproductive organ cancer due to the reduction of estrogen levels. Read more about lignans and breast health here
The high fiber content of flaxseed hulls rich in lignan may reduce the risk of colon cancer. Two studies show a reduced risk in subjects that ate a diet high in lignan vs the subjects who did not. Read more about lignans and colon cancer prevention
lignans inhibit the conversion of testosterone to Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT accumulates in the hair follicles and can sometimes be the cause of hair loss. Reducing DHT may help you grow your hair back. Read more about lignans and natural hair growth
Reduction of Cholesterol
Several studies show that taking lignans daily can reduce cholesterol by up to 20%. If your cholesterol is only marginally high, you may be able to reduce the amount of statin drugs that you take. Read more about lignans and reduction in cholesterol here
Lignans are one of the best sources of anti-oxidants. Anti oxidants help build and maintain the immune system. Read more about antioxidant value in lignans hereRead About Men's Health Benefits Here
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