*Omega Twin Organic Lignan Cold Pressed Flax & Borage Oil : 350 ml
Barleans Omega Twin Organic Fresh Cold Pressed Oils with Lignan 350ml
Barlean’s Omega Twin is a significant advancement in essential fatty acid nutrition. This product combines our organic flaxseed oil, the world’s richest source of alpha-linolenic acid (LNA) Omega-3 with our borage oil, the world’s richest source of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) Omega-6. A special synergism exists between these two important fatty acids that may potentiate their effect. This product has added lignin flaxseed particulate retained the oil for its unique nutritive value.
1 - 2 Tbsp. Daily. Can be used in salad dressings, mixed with yogurt, cottage cheese, oatmeal or used in blended beverages & protein drinks.
100% unrefined, unfiltered, organic flaxseed oil and herbicide/pesticide free borage seed oil, flax particulate
What are Lignans? When customers are trying to make a decision about just which flax oil product they should choose, they often ask, “What’s a lignan?” The labeling on bottles of flax oil brings about the question. There’s simple flax oil, high lignan flax oil, highest lignan flax oil and even ultra lignan flax oil. So it can be a bit confusing if one isn't sure what a lignan is and why they might want to consume them.
Lignans are actually antioxidant and phytoestrogens found in a variety of plants, which includes flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, broccoli and some berries. However, flax has a much higher concentration of lignans than other foods. Lignans, and their effect on estrogen receptors are currently being studied for their potential anticancer properties. Flax is also rich in the lignans secoisolariciresinol diglycoside or SDG and secoisolariciresinol or Seco. These potent antioxidants work throughout our bodies to scavenge free radicals, which can damage tissue and are thought to play a role in the pathology of many diseases.
Not all flax oil is lignan rich. Much of the lignan content may be lost during the filtration process. So if lignans are what you are looking for, look for a product that is unfiltered and unrefined. Barlean’s Lignan Omega Twin oils are available in liquid and in softgel capsules.