Flax-O-Mega 180 Softgel
Flax-O-Mega capsules are cold-pressed from certified organic flax seeds to provide Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) for optimal health.* Omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs are necessary for the normal functioning of every cell, tissue, gland and organ. Since the body cannot make EFAs on its own, they must come from foods or dietary supplements. Because omega-6s are found in a wide variety of foods, most people consume adequate amounts of this essential fatty acid. In fact, many people overindulge in foods that contain omega-6s. These items include polyunsaturated vegetable oils made from safflower, sunflower, soybean, sesame, pumpkin, wheat germ, corn, cottonseed, walnut, and wheat germ. Seeds and nuts are rich in omega-6s and so are most meats, fast foods, and snack foods. Omega-3s are more likely to be lacking in the average persons diet, because there are relatively few foods that contain these important foundational fats. Dietary sources include oils from fish as well as some plants and nuts. Omega-3s are found in oil from halibut, salmon, sardines, mackerel and tuna. Vegetable oils, such as soybean, olive, canola and flax seed contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid. Flax oil is one of the richest sources of omega-3s. It is also less expensive and does not contain environmental toxins as is often the case with fish.
The effects of Omega-3 deficiency include
- Low energy
- Impaired vision and learning
- Poor motor coordination
- Tingling sensation in limbs
- Behavioral changes
- High serum triglycerides, high blood pressure, sticky platelets (tendency to form clots in blood vessels)
- Water retention (edema) due to inflammation and kidney deterioration
- Problems associated with skin, joints, digestion, connective tissue, kidneys and other glands, organs and tissues
- Weakened immune response
- Mental deterioration
- Low metabolic rate
- Weight gain
- USEFUL FOR
- Providing omega-3 EFAs, including during pregnancy and nursing for the optimal growth and development of children.*
Suggested Use As a dietary supplement Take 2 capsules three times a day with meals. Store in a cool, dry place. - Or as directed by your healthcare professional.
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules||Servings Per Container: 90|
|Amount Per Serving
||% Daily Value***
|Calories from Fat||20|
|Total Fat||2 g||3%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Linoleic Acid (omega 3)||1200 mg|
|Linoleic Acid (omega 6)||320 mg|
|Oleic Acid (omega 9)||300 mg|
***Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Other Ingredients: Flax seed oil in softgel of modified corn starch, carrageenan (seaweed extract), glycerin, sorbitol, and purified water.
Warnings: Keep out of reach of children. As with all dietary supplements, consult your healthcare professional before use. See product label for more information.