1. Cardiovascular disease
There is some evidence that taking flaxseed oil can help to prevent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). Flaxseed oil are particularly rich in alpha linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid and precursor to the longer and less saturated omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), commonly found in fish oils. Supplementing saturated fats can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Recommended dosage —— 600 mg of ALA per day
2. Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is commonly associated with decreased blood omega-3 fatty acid levels. There is some evidence that taking flaxseed oil might improve attention, impulsiveness, restlessness, and self-control in children with ADHD.
Recommended dosage —— 200 mg of ALA twice daily
3. Breast cancer prevention
Women who have higher levels of alpha-linolenic acid in their breast tissue seem to be less likely to get breast cancer. High intake of ALA might protect against breast cancer. Flaxseed oil is one source of ALA. Various studies support the chemoprotective effect of ALA.
Recommended dosage —— 1000 mg of flaxseed oil daily
Flaxseed is an anti-inflammatory and soothing herb that may be effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis. The alpha-linolenic acid in flaxseed oil seems to decrease inflammation.
Recommended dosage —— 400 mg of flaxseed oil per day
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