If you think of your body as an engine, you realize the importance of maintaining its upkeep and providing it with high value nourishment for its fuel source. So, doesn’t it make sense to blend some healthful nutrients into your present diet to help prevent future problems? Flax seed oil is noted to have high nutritional value, making it a priority choice of food for health conscious people. Flaxseed oil bears the distinction of providing an optimal balance of two Essential Fatty Acids; the omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic acid). Essential fatty acids (EFA's) have several vital functions. They increase metabolic rate, improve metabolism, increase oxygen uptake, and increase energy production.
EFA's and their derivatives are components of membranes that surround each cell. Lack of EFA's cause cells to "leak." Harmful things can get into the cell and beneficial things can get out. They control the way cholesterol works in our systems, and make up a very large part of the brain's active tissues. These oils are the only fats that become prostaglandins, which play key roles in regulating the cardiovascular, digestive and reproductive functions; inflammation and healing; functioning of the brain; and body heat and calorie burning. Alpha-linolenic-rich flaxseed oil exerts a positive influence over the immune system by affecting immune cells and mediators of the immune response.