The linseed (flax seed) oil contains the highest amounts of essential fatty acids, especially alpha-linolenic acid (Omega-3) that can not be produced by the human or animal body, but is necessary for them to function properly. Because of its high vitamin E content, it is an antioxidant and has an anti-inflammatory effect. It helps prevent excercise-induced muscle soreness and can also be useful for maintaining normal cholesterol levels.
ATTENTION! Patients taking anticoagulants and patients with haemophilia should only use the product under medical supervision.
Linseed oil can be combined well with caraway seeds, ground paprika, garlic, cottage cheese, or sheep’s milk cheese. Some plain cream cheese sprinkled with linseed oil and some chopped red onions makes a great and healthy breakfast.
Athletes are adviced to consume a tablespoon of it every day, even on its own. Do not use it for frying or cooking, as this oil should not be heated.
Organic version is also available.