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Flaxseed oil (also known as linseed oil) is derived from the extremely nutritious and disease-preventing flaxseed. Similar to the seed, flaxseed oil is loaded with healthy omega-3s, fatty acids that have been associated with healthier brains and hearts, better moods, decreased inflammation, and healthier skin and hair. With its nutty, slightly sweet flavor, a tablespoon of flaxseed oil is thankfully not one of those health foods that’s a torturous addition to your daily routine, which is great news given all the flaxseed oil benefits to your health. But did you know applying flaxseed oil on your skin can produce the same benefits? It can be a great addition to soap, skin, or hair care products.
Flaxseed oil contains 50 percent to 60 percent omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). With even more anti-inflammatory and disease-preventing ALA than fish oil, many people opt for flaxseed oil benefits over fish oil benefits, especially people who don’t eat meat and people concerned about the possible mercury lurking in some fish oils.
Omega-3 fatty acids play important roles in all sorts of bodily processes, including inflammation, heart health and brain function. Being deficient in omega-3s is associated with lower intelligence, depression, heart disease, arthritis, cancer and many other health problems.
-Flax Oil for skin care: The high omega-3 content of the oil is anti-inflammatory, which can quell acne breakouts, and irritated, dry skin. And the oil also seals in moisture, keeping skin hydrated and healthy, which can firm up skin, minimizing wrinkles, dark spots and puffiness. Flax oil can be massaged directly into freshly cleaned, still slightly damp skin or adding a few drops of flax oil can improve the function of your moisturizer. Additionally, flax oil makes an excellent, non-irritating make-up remover. The benefits of using flax oil on your face can be applied to the rest of your body as well. Flax oil can seal in moisture and protect skin from dryness and irritation. There is also some evidence that flax oil can be used to treat skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, which are thought to be linked to a deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids. Flax oil can protect against sun damage as well.
-Flax oil for hair care: Massaging flaxseed oil into your scalp once a week or as needed can relieve dandruff and itching, and is especially nice for dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema suffers. You can add 1-2 teaspoons to your regular conditioner, or apply it directly to your scalp. Added bonus: the oil can help maintain the moisture content of hair, creating lustrous, healthy hair follicles!
-Aids in Weight Loss: Since flaxseed oil lubricates the colon and works as a natural laxative, it’s excellent at keeping things moving in the digestive system. By helping your body to get rid of food and wastes more quickly, it helps your body to detoxify and shed excess weight. A 2015 study published in Nutrition Journal found that flaxseed oil added to a weight loss diet not only helped participants lose weight, but it also reduced inflammation markers. That means adding flaxseed oil as a carrier oil to essential oils for weight loss can lead to additional benefits beyond dropping some pounds.
-Helps Fight Cancer: In the world of natural cancer treatment and prevention, flaxseed oil is well-respected and included in natural treatment diets like the Budwig diet protocol for cancer. Studies even show that flaxseed oil benefits may include helping prevent the growth of breast tumors.
In one 2015 study, researchers found that ALA contained in flaxseed oil reduces growth of breast cancer cell lines by modifying signaling pathways. (3) Another study in the journal Nutrition and Cancer supports the use of flaxseed oil as an inexpensive complementary therapy for a wide range of breast cancers. The research showed that the ALA in flaxseed oil reduced cancer cell growth and induced apoptosis, which is programmed cell death of cancer cells. (4)
Removes Cellulite: Looking for a natural way to fight cellulite? As we age, collagen production decreases, but consumption of flaxseed oil helps to increase collagen production. Structural changes in the skin’s tissues, including weakened collagen, makes cellulite more visible because the skin becomes thinner and less able to conceal the irregularities created by the superficial fat and connective tissue just below its surface. By adding flaxseed oil to your diet or skin care products, you can actually help to fight the appearance of cellulite.
-Reduces Eczema: Eczema is a common skin disorder that causes dry, red, itchy skin that can blister or crack. It’s generally caused by an allergic response to foods, chemicals or other substances, such as perfumes or soaps. In addition to avoiding unhealthy skincare products, you can also greatly improve eczema through your diet. Essential fatty acids help improve skin elasticity and texture, making flaxseed oil one of the top choices for improved skin health in general and pesky skin problems like eczema.
-Boosts Heart Health: There’s evidence that eating foods high in alpha-linolenic acid like flaxseed oil may help prevent and treat heart disease. One study suggests that people who eat a diet high in ALA are less likely to have a fatal heart attack. Another study found that women who ate high levels of ALA (1.5 grams per day) had a 46 percent lower risk of sudden cardiac death than those who ate the lowest amount of ALA (about half a gram per day). Studies show that as people eat more foods with alpha-linolenic acid, heart disease deaths go down.
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