Flax Seed Oil Plant Supplement Benefits

With thousands of supplements on the market today deciding which ones to take can get confusing.  For people with diabetes and women suffering from menopausal symptoms taking a Flax Seed Oil Plant Supplement can be very beneficial.

Flax seed oil has been used to treat many different conditions including: rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, anxiety, high blood pressure, diabetes and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder.  You can also apply flax seed oil to the skin to ease irritations and hydrate dry skin.

Flax seed oil is one of the richest sources of alpha linolenic acid an essential omega 3 fat which helps cardiovascular health.  Instead of taking a fish oil supplement vegetarians and vegans can take a flax oil supplement and still obtain the same health benefits.

Omega-3 fatty acids can help lower cholesterol and high blood pressure. Having a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids is also known to help prevent atherosclerosos, or hardening of the arteries, by slowing the development of plaque buildup.

Suffering from anxiety or depression?  Taking a flax seed oil supplement rich in omega-3 fatty acids can help treat and prevent a variety of mental disorders. Several studies point to omega-3 fatty acid deficiency as a cause of some mental health problems.  Adding an omega-3 supplement to your diet can help improve symptoms of depression, ADHD, age-related dementia and even disorders such as Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Omega-3 fatty acids can also help reduce inflammation in type 1 diabetes. A recent study conducted on children who were at risk of developing type-1 diabetes found that if they consumed foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids then they were 55 percent less likely to develop antibodies that attack insulin-producing cells in the pancreas.

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If you are a vegetarian taking a flax seed oil supplement rich in omega-3 fatty acids is beneficial for your heart, brain, and overall health.

Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in Spokane, WA. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.

Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com and her articles can also be found on ezinearticles.com. She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, is the Chief Marketing Officer for Talbert Nutrition LLC,  and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America’s Wellness Challenge. Follow her on .

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