Friday, March 31, 2017

Benefits of Flax Hulls / Fortified Flax hulls

An ancient crop, flaxseed is one of the most useful and beneficial “superfoods” on this earth. It’s also plentiful and affordable, which means that making it a part of your healthy routine is easy!

What Is Flaxseed?

A small brown or golden seed that comes from a crop grown in cooler climates, flax, also known as linseed, is both a food and textile crop. Linen (both clothing and table linen) is actually made from flax, and linseed oil (which can be eaten as well) is often used in things like linoleum and as a wood finisher. Evidence of the cultivation of flax by humans dates all the way back to the Upper Paleolithic era, around 30,000 years ago. Around 5,000 years ago, flax crops began to appear in Switzerland, Germany, China and India.

Cancer-Fighting Lignans

One of the biggest benefits to eating flax is the amount of lignans available per serving. Lignans are “fiber-related polyphenols” (antioxidants) that can actually help balance hormones, and may help fight against hormone-related cancers such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.
According to a study published in Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, “Experimental evidence in animals has shown clear anticarcinogenic effects of flaxseed or pure lignans in many types of cancer.” And even though animals are quite different from humans, another small study found that “a control group of postmenopausal women with newly diagnosed breast cancer … who consumed 25 g ground flaxseed per day for approximately 32 days showed decreased tumor cell proliferation.”
The American Institute for Cancer Research officially claims that “flaxseed may contribute to lower cancer risk, but research is too limited to recommend it for cancer protection.” In other words, there haven’t been enough scientific studies to prove that flaxseed can protect us against cancer, there is certainly enough evidence to show that it’s helpful.

Digestive Health And Weight Loss

Because of its high soluble and insoluble fiber content, as well as its ALA fat content (otherwise known as Omega-3 fatty acids), flaxseed not only fights inflammation, but will keep you satisfied for much longer than simple carbs or saturated fats found in pre-packaged foods. Most Americans don’t get enough fiber, and if you’re one of them, you’ll be amazed at how your cravings and hunger fades when you get the recommended daily dose.

Lowered Cholesterol And Blood Pressure

A 2010 study done by Iowa State University found that men who consumed 150 milligrams of flaxseed per day “decreased cholesterol by just under 10 percent” over the course of three months (oddly enough, it didn’t work on women). Another study, done in 2012, took 110 people with high blood pressure, and gave half “30 grams of milled flaxseed,” and half a placebo, daily diet for six months. After those six months, patients on the flaxseed showed a “measurable decrease” in their blood pressure.

Natural Omega-3s

Flaxseeds are full of Omega-3 fatty acids, essential fats that our bodies can’t make on their own. Important for hormone production as well as genetic function, Omega-3s are also great at helping to reduce heart disease and stroke, and inflammation.
Most people take fish oil for Omega-3s, but if you’re following a vegan or plant-based diet (or just don’t enjoy the taste of fish oil), flaxseed is a great alternative.

Our Flax Hull Lignin's

Fortified Flax Hulls are essentially flax hulls (lignans) as described above fortified with 3-day old broccoli sprouts. Broccoli sprouts have been studied by Prof. Dr. Paul Talalay of John Hopkins University (MD, USA) and found to contain high levels of glucoraphanin.  Glucoraphanin when chewed releases a powerful antioxidant called Sulforaphane.

 Prof. Dr. Paul Talalay studied and found that Sulforaphane are highly effective in the treatment of cancers in rats. Other studies have found that 3-day broccoli sprouts contain the highest level of Glucoraphanin and the reason that they are chosen to fortify the flax hulls. These 3-day old broccoli sprouts are grown organically from specially chosen organic seeds. After harvesting, the sprouts are "freeze-dried" to preserve its properties.

Flax Hulls (Lignans) are natural organic shell only of the flaxseed without any seed materials or oil. The shell of the flaxseed is known and proven to contain very high levels of botanical lignans especially SDG. Friendly bacteria convert them into mammalian lignans so that the body can absorb better. They are powerful free radical scavengers and help stop excessive free radical activity which deplete the body's immune system. In this way, llgnans help boost the immune of the body. Flax hulls are also nutritious fibres containing both soluble and insoluble fibres and Vitamin B12 in the form of Cobalamin.

Purchase our Flax Hull Lignin's Here.

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