Flaxseed CapsulesFlaxseed Capsules
Flax, also known as common flax or linseed, is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. Flaxseed is a rich source of healthy fat, antioxidants, and fiber. Flaxseed capsules contain protein, lignans, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3. Flaxseed contains omega-3 fatty acids. These are thought to disrupt the growth of cancer cells and prevent their development. Consuming omega-3 oils may help to protect against different types of cancer. It also contains lignans. Lignans are thought to have antiangiogenic properties. This means they stop tumors from forming new blood vessels. The fiber, phytosterols, and omega-3 content of flaxseed may help boost heart health. The lignans it contains may help protect against cardiovascular and other chronic diseases.