What is flaxseed oil?
Flaxseed oil has alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid that promotes cardiovascular health and is required for maintaining the structural integrity of cell membranes.* The omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in flaxseed oil is a precursor to other essential fatty acids, like eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found in fish oils.
NatureWise Organic Flaxseed Oil provides a certified organic, non-GMO way to obtain omega-3 essential fatty acids. It is derived from the dried, ripened seeds of the flax plant and is free of fish byproducts. Each softgel capsule provides 60% ALA.
What is flaxseed oil used for?
Supportive but not conclusive research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.* Clinical research also suggests that supplementation with flaxseed oil provides support for the immune system and promotes healthy skin, hair, and nails.*
Why supplement with flaxseed oil?
Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are polyunsaturated fatty acids that the human body requires and must ingest for optimal health but cannot manufacture on its own—they must be obtained through diet or supplementation.
What is the suggested use?
The suggested use for NatureWise Flaxseed Oil is as follows:
- Adults take 1 softgel two to three times daily with meals
Is flaxseed oil safe?
The information from studies done to date suggest that flaxseed oil is safe* when taken as directed.
What about long-term use?
Flaxseed oil supplements have been used safely in studies lasting up to 6 months.
Note: NatureWiseThe duration of time for which a product is investigated does not necessarily equate with the actual duration of its safety. For example, although some of our safety data may not go beyond 6 months, 12 weeks, or even 6 weeks, it does not mean that it is unsafe to use past this time frame.This is only the information provided by published research available to date. There may be ongoing studies investigating the safety of any given product and/or ingredient that well exceed the length of the available publications. The products that manufactures are considered safe and backed by research.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should avoid use, since there is insufficient reliable information in this population.
What adverse reactions or side effects are reported with flaxseed?
Flaxseed oil is typically well-tolerated. However, doses of flaxseed oil of 30 grams per day and higher have been associated with diarrhea.
Are there any drug or herb interactions reported with flaxseed oil?
Most herbs and supplements have not been thoroughly tested for interactions with other herbs, supplements, drugs, or foods. Although by no means an exhaustive list, the interactions listed below are based on reports in scientific publications, laboratory experiments, or traditional use. If you have a medical condition, or are taking other drugs, herbs, or supplements, you should speak with a qualified healthcare provider before starting a new medication or supplement.
- Anticoagulant/antiplatelet herbs and supplements†
- Antihypertension drugs‡
† Flaxseed oil may have blood-thinning effects, which may intensify when taken together with drugs or supplements that inhibit coagulation/platelet aggregation (blood clotting).
‡ Research shows that flaxseed oil may promote hypotension (low blood pressure), so combining flaxseed oil with drugs indicated for hypertension may increase this effect.
- Herbs/dietary supplements
Supplements with possible blood thinning effects:†
Supplements with possible hypotensive effects:‡
- Casein peptides
- Cat's claw
- Coenzyme Q10 or Ubiquinol
- Fish oil
- Stinging nettle
If a drug or dietary supplement is not on the list, does this mean there are no interactions?
The drug (or dietary supplement) you inquired about is not on our current list of known drug interactions. We strongly recommend that you consult your physician regarding your personal healthcare needs.
Are there any disease interactions reported with flaxseed oil?
- Bleeding disorders
Are there any food interactions reported with flaxseed oil?
There are none reported.
What else do I need to know about NatureWise Flaxseed Oil?
- Doctor-formulated NatureWise Flaxseed Oil is manufactured in the USA, using non-GMO, gluten-free ingredients.
- Each softgel comprises 1000 mg of flaxseed oil in certified organic extra virgin olive oil. The softgel comprises gelatin, glycerin, and water.
- NatureWise Flaxseed Oil does not have yeast, wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy, eggs, sugar, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, or hydrogenated oils.
FDA Disclaimer About Health Claims
Please note that the following statement is required to accompany a health claim, such as “promotes healthy skin, hair, and nails.” It appears on all NatureWise labels and sales copy.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.