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FLAXSEED EXTRACT 20% LIGNANS

Product No. P30230

  • Seeds of the Linum usitatissimum
  • 20:1 extract
  • Vegan
  • Suitable for use in a wide range of health products including capsules, tablets, blends and foods
 
Flaxseed extract (Linum usitatissimum) 20% lignans is a fine yellow to brown powder extracted from flaxseeds. 

Flaxseeds, also known as linseeds have been utilised by people for centuries for fibre, medical and nutritional purposes. The plants are predominantly cultivated in countries which are within the northern hemisphere. Flaxseed has recently emerged as a potential functional food due to three bioactive components: alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), lignans and dietary fibre. 

Lignans are phytoestrogens which are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and osteoporosis in epidemiological studies. Research also suggests that lignans can act as anti-oxidants in vivo. They can act as weak oestrogens or oestrogen antagonists depending on endogenous oestrogen levels.

Flaxseed extract is suitable for use in a wide range of health products including capsules, tablets, blends and foods.

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