About Stoney Creek Brown Flaxseed Oil
Flaxseed oil is nature’s richest source of Omega 3 (55-60% as Alpha Linolenic Acid, or ALA) and is therefore much sought-after as a dietary supplement - particularly in Western style diets, which are deficient in this essential fatty acid.
Our bodies cannot produce essential fatty acids (EFA’s), so we must obtain them from food sources. Flaxseed oil contains both Omega 6 and Omega 3 EFA’s, but it is most often recommended by health practitioners for its extremely high level of Omega 3.
Every human cell uses EFA’s and cannot exist without them. Research and clinical experience demonstrates that Omega 3 can have beneficial results in many illnesses and conditions - heart disease, cancers, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, premenstrual syndrome, allergies, inflammatory tissue conditions, water retention and skin conditions.
Fish oil contains two other Omega 3 EFA’s - eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) - which are also essential for human health. When taking flaxseed oil, the human body can convert plant-based ALA to EPA and DHA as required - similar to the conversion that fish make when they eat algae. This conversion in the body may be enhanced by reducing intake of fats high in Omega 6 (eg Safflower and Sunflower oils).
All Stoney Creek Flaxseed Oils are cold-pressed, not subject to deodorisation or any additional refining, and contain only 9% saturated fats - compared to up to 30% in most fish oils.
Flaxseed oil can be added to many foods such as rice, vegetables, pasta, salads, cereals, soups, yoghurt, tofu, milk/soy drinks and fruit smoothies.
Note: When taking flaxseed oil, consumption of other fats (especially Omega 6 fats) should be moderated so that total fat intake is not increased.
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