How It Works
Flax is one of the most ancient of useful herbs. Its Latin name, Linum usitatissimum, means "most useful." The usefulness of flax to humankind predates earliest recorded history. Ancient Egyptians grew flax along the Nile and wove linen fabrics for clothing, bed sheets, diapers, sails, even wrapping for mummies. Flax was also used for culinary purposes and recognized by ancient healers for its medicinal value. The Greek physician Dioscorides extolled flax seed's power for "reducing all inflammation inwardly and outwardly", and Hippocrates encouraged the use of flax seed for the relief of abdominal pains.
The essential fatty acids in flax oil are the best known constituent in flax seed for providing health benefits. Flax oil has become one of the most beneficial and sought after health products in the marketplace. While most of the attention surrounding flax seed has been its source of essential fatty acids, recent studies and research have revealed that the substance called "lignan" within flax seed may surpass flax oil in its health benefits.
Lignans are a group of phytonutrients (plant nutrients) which are found in seeds, grains and vegetables. Flax seed is by far nature's richest source of plant lignans. The lignans are found in the fibre hull of the seed. Flax seed contains a total of 27 different lignans, the main one being secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SDG).
Each scoop contains Linum usitatissimum (flaxseed) hulls, 5 grams.
Dosage (adults and adolescents over 13 years): Take one scoop once daily. For each dose, drink (or mix with) at least 150 mL of liquid. Scoop included.