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Organic

Contains:
  • Naturally occurring plant lignans
  • Omega-3 fatty acids help support the cardiovascular system, digestive health and joint health*
Flax Seed Oil Composition per capsule (Typical)
  • alpha-Linolenic Acid (omega-3) - 780mg
  • Linoleic Acid (omega-6) - 156mg
  • Oleic Acid (omega-9) - 143mg
  • Flax Seed Particulate (containing Lignans) - 26mg
  • Other - 195mg
  • TOTAL: 1300mg

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement, take one softgel capsule 1-3 times daily.

Serving Size 1 Softgel Capsules
Servings Per Container 180
Amount Per Serving % DV
Calories 15.00
Calories from Fat 15.00
Total Fat (as Flax Seed Oil)(Linum usitatissimum) 1.50 g 2%
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Flax Seed Oil (Linum usitatissimum) Standardized to 45% ALA, Gelatin, Glycerin, Caramel Color

No Sugar, No Starch, No Artificial Colors, No Artificial Flavors, No Preservatives, Sodium Free, No Wheat, No Gluten, No Corn, No Soy, No Dairy, Yeast Free

Storage Instructions: Store in a cool dry place.

Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product it you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, under 18 years of age or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

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Conforms to SUP <2091> for weight.
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Health Notes

Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil

Flaxseed and Flaxseed Oil
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
  • Reliable and relatively consistent scientific data showing a substantial health benefit.
  • Contradictory, insufficient, or preliminary studies suggesting a health benefit or minimal health benefit.
  • For an herb, supported by traditional use but minimal or no scientific evidence. For a supplement, little scientific support.

Our proprietary "Star-Rating" system was developed to help you easily understand the amount of scientific support behind each supplement in relation to a specific health condition. While there is no way to predict whether a vitamin, mineral, or herb will successfully treat or prevent associated health conditions, our unique ratings tell you how well these supplements are understood by the medical community, and whether studies have found them to be effective for other people.

For over a decade, our team has combed through thousands of research articles published in reputable journals. To help you make educated decisions, and to better understand controversial or confusing supplements, our medical experts have digested the science into these three easy-to-follow ratings. We hope this provides you with a helpful resource to make informed decisions towards your health and well-being.

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Constipation
Dose: 1 Tbsp (15 ml) whole or ground with a full glass of water, one or two times per day
Flaxseed is a mild bulk-forming laxative that's best suited for long-term use in people with constipation.(more)
Ulcerative Colitis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Flaxseed is an anti-inflammatory and soothing herb that may be effective in the treatment of ulcerative colitis.(more)
Menopause
Dose: 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds twice per day
Supplementing with flaxseeds may improve the frequency and severity of hot flashes in postmenopausal women. (more)
Menopause
Dose: 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds twice per day
Supplementing with flaxseeds may improve the frequency and severity of hot flashes in postmenopausal women. (more)
Constipation
Dose: 1 Tbsp (15 ml) whole or ground with a full glass of water, one or two times per day

The laxatives most frequently used world-wide come from plants. Herbal laxatives are either bulk-forming or stimulating. Bulk-forming laxatives come from plants with a high fiber and mucilage content that expand when they come in contact with water; examples include psyllium, flaxseed, and fenugreek. As the volume in the bowel increases, a reflex muscular contraction occurs, stimulating a bowel movement. These mild laxatives are best suited for long-term use in people with constipation.1

References

1. Cockerell KM, Watkins AS, Reeves LB, et al. Effects of linseeds on the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome: a pilot randomised controlled trial. J Hum Nutr Diet 2012;25:435-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-277X.2012.01263.x.

Ulcerative Colitis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Aloe vera juice has anti-inflammatory activity and been used by some doctors for people with UC. In a double-blind study of people with mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis, supplementation with aloe resulted in a complete remission or an improvement in symptoms in 47% of cases, compared with 14% of those given a placebo (a statistically significant difference).1 No significant side effects were seen. The amount of aloe used was 100 ml (approximately 3.5 ounces) twice a day for four weeks. Other traditional anti-inflammatory and soothing herbs, including calendula, flaxseed, licorice, marshmallow, myrrh, and yarrow. Many of these herbs are most effective, according to clinical experience, if taken internally as well as in enema form.2 Enemas should be avoided during acute flare-ups but are useful for mild and chronic inflammation. It is best to consult with a doctor experienced with botanical medicine to learn more about herbal enemas before using them. More research needs to be done to determine the effectiveness of these herbs.

In a preliminary trial, people with UC significantly improved on a sugar-free, low-allergen diet with additional nutritional supplementation that included a multivitamin-mineral supplement (2-6 tablets per day); a fish oil supplement (400 mg per day); borage oil (400 mg per day); flaxseed oil (400 mg per day); and a probiotic formula containing Lactobacillus acidophilus and other species of beneficial bacteria.3 Some participants received slight variations of this regimen. Since so many different supplements were given and since the trial was not controlled, it is not possible to say which, if any, of the nutrients was responsible for the improvement observed by the researchers.

References

1. Langmead L, Feakins RM, Goldthorpe S, et al. Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of oral aloe vera gel for active ulcerative colitis. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2004;19:739-47.

2. Weiss RF. Herbal Medicine. Beaconsfield, UK: Beaconsfield Publishers Ltd, 1989, 114-5.

3. Edman JS, Williams WH, Atkins RC. Nutritional therapies for ulcerative colitis: literature review, chart review study, and future research. Altern Ther Health Med 2000;6:55-63.

Menopause
Dose: 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds twice per day

In a preliminary trial, supplementation with crushed flaxseeds for six weeks improved the average hot flash score (a measure of the frequency and severity of hot flashes) by 57% in postmenopausal women who were not receiving estrogen therapy. The treatment consisted of 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds (along with at least 10 ounces of liquid) twice a day. About one-fifth of the women discontinued treatment because of abdominal symptoms or other side effects.1 In a double-blind trial, daily consumption of 25 g of partially defatted ground flaxseed significantly decreased the number of hot flashes and improved overall menopausal symptoms. However, the improvements were not greater than those in women given a placebo (wheat bran).2 Because of these conflicting results, the effectiveness of flaxseed as a treatment for menopause remains uncertain.

References

1. Pruthi S, Thompson SL, Novotny PJ, et al. Pilot evaluation of flaxseed for the management of hot flashes. J Soc Integr Oncol 2007;5:106-12.

2. Simbalista RL, Sauerbronn AV, Aldrighi JM, Areas JAG. Consumption of a flaxseed-rich food is not more effective than a placebo in alleviating the climacteric symptoms of postmenopausal women. J Nutr 2010;140:293-7.

Menopause
Dose: 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds twice per day

In a preliminary trial, supplementation with crushed flaxseeds for six weeks improved the average hot flash score (a measure of the frequency and severity of hot flashes) by 57% in postmenopausal women who were not receiving estrogen therapy. The treatment consisted of 2 tablespoons of flaxseeds (along with at least 10 ounces of liquid) twice a day. About one-fifth of the women discontinued treatment because of abdominal symptoms or other side effects.1 In a double-blind trial, daily consumption of 25 g of partially defatted ground flaxseed significantly decreased the number of hot flashes and improved overall menopausal symptoms. However, the improvements were not greater than those in women given a placebo (wheat bran).2 Because of these conflicting results, the effectiveness of flaxseed as a treatment for menopause remains uncertain.

References

1. Pruthi S, Thompson SL, Novotny PJ, et al. Pilot evaluation of flaxseed for the management of hot flashes. J Soc Integr Oncol 2007;5:106-12.

2. Simbalista RL, Sauerbronn AV, Aldrighi JM, Areas JAG. Consumption of a flaxseed-rich food is not more effective than a placebo in alleviating the climacteric symptoms of postmenopausal women. J Nutr 2010;140:293-7.

Flaxseed, called linseed in some countries, is a good source of dietary fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and lignans. Each of these components may contribute to the health effects of eating flaxseed, but flaxseed oil contains no fiber and very little lignan.

Copyright 2014 Aisle7. All rights reserved. Aisle7.com

The information presented in Aisle7 is for informational purposes only. It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage as cited in each article. The results reported may not necessarily occur in all individuals. For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over the counter medication is also available. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2015.

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    5.0

    good product

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      Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND Natural Brand™ Flax Seed Oil 1300:

      I start to take it everyday and I believe it helps my health a lot

       
      5.0

      Excellent! Very Happy With This Product

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        Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND Natural Brand™ Flax Seed Oil 1300:

        I just recently switched from fish and krill oil products, to taking flax oil instead. I"m feeling much better already. None of the uncomfortable side effects that came from taking the fish and krill oil products. I like to make sure I get my omegas for overall health, and also to maintain my heart health and cholesterol levels. High cholesterol kind of runs in my family, so I want to make sure I keep a good eye on mine. I take one softgel after breakfast, and I"m all set for the rest of the day. I"m glad to have found another fine quality product from GNC that I can stick with!

         
        5.0

        it is a good digestive

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          I take it everyday. It is excellent for the omega and to keep the cholesterol on control

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          5.0

          Great way to reduce triglycerides

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            Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND Natural Brand™ Flax Seed Oil 1300:

            As a nurse, I often try to find ways for my patients to be compliant with my suggestions. I find these capsules easy to take, with no belching or after taste, and they go down smoothly. I myself take one cap, three times a day, and even if I forget one, I'm still getting in 2600 mg. of Flax seed oil, which is over the recommended amount my Dr. wants me to get in (2,000 mg./day).......I am eagerly awaiting results of my lipid panel last week to see how much my blood levels have improved.......

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            4.0

            Great product!

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              Lipid levels continue to be in the proper range so this product along with a cholesterol lowering regimen of diet, exercise, and medications seems to be doing the trick!

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              4.0

              Beginning of the road, but is working!!!

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              Comments about GNC NATURAL BRAND Natural Brand™ Flax Seed Oil 1300:

              My biggest concern is about join health. I'm 50 and this winter is been hard on my joints, so I decide to try this. I notice a little of a difference in my first few days using it. Hopefully will get better.

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