So why are flax oils so good for you?Flax oil is one of the richest sources of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), the omega-3 from which our body makes its derivatives, the long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). For those of us that aren’t biochemists: flax oil develops the acids that your body needs to do everything from grow strong hair and nails to make sure your muscles are developing properly and keep your cognitive function in tip-top shape. Besides making sure that your muscles, brain, and body can do their thing, flax oils also are superheroes when it comes to your gut. However, due to over-processing and other factors, omega-3 is critically lacking from our modern diets. Finally—drum roll please—the essential fatty acids, ALA and LA, (found in Flax Oil) are necessary for the normal functioning of every single cell, tissue, gland, and organ in the body. Like we said: magical.
Flax Oil is basically the Wonder Woman of oils.
Now for a bit of a humble brag: Flora pioneered the production of fresh flax oil in North America in 1985 and continues to set the standard.Our carefully selected premium organic flax seeds are put through a special atmosphere control system. This ensures the pressing environment is oxygen- and light-free to minimize damage to the fragile EFAs so you get all the benefits you’re hoping for. Flora’s Flax Oil is bottled with nitrogen to prevent oxidation, in light-resistant, non-reactive, dark amber glass bottles. The finished product is fresh, highly nutritious, and rich in EFAs, as opposed to most supermarket oils in which vital nutrients are destroyed during pressing. Even more, we’ve got you covered on the dietary restrictions front. All of our flax oils are non-GMO, gluten-free, organic, and vegan.
Hillary Eaton is a Los Angeles based food and travel writer whose work has appeared in such publications as VICE, Food & Wine, Refinery 29, Complex and Los Angeles Times.