What is flaxseed oil? 

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Flaxseed oil which is available in liquid and capsule form, comes from the seed of the flax plant.   It’s obtained by cold pressing ripened and dried fresh flax seeds. This releases the oil. This method produces an oil with more health benefits. Cold pressing retains the antioxidants that can be damaged by heating.

Both flaxseed and flaxseed oil contain omega-3 fats. These are known as essential fats. By essential, it means we have to get them from our diet. UFABET We don’t make them. We have to get them from our food.

But flaxseed do differ in several ways. For example, flaxseed is high in fiber. There are properties of the flaxseed that you don’t get in the oil, like fiber. The oil just contains 100% fat — but it is healthy fat.

A small 2015 study featuring 15 men found that. Taking ALA-rich flaxseed oil for 12 weeks significantly lowered their levels of small-dense LDL cholesterol particles. Otherwise known as bad cholesterol.  

This kind of cholesterol is associated with atherosclerosis — hardening of the arteries. Which is a risk factor for heart disease. The men also saw significantly lower LDL levels in as soon as four weeks of supplementing. That’s really fast.

In addition, Older adults showed that reduced LDL (or bad cholesterol) and boosted HDL (or good cholesterol).