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Omega 3 - Flaxseed Oil

MILLBROOK COLD PRESSED FLAXSEED OIL - MORE THAN JUST OMEGA 3!!
When using Millbrook Flax oil, you will be getting the best flax available.

 

Our pure flax seeds are organically grown and imported from Canada, the home of the best quality flax seed, with a high omega 3 oil content.

We cold press the oil under 38°C. All the flax oil is handled in an oxygen free environment.

We nitro flush our bottles before sealing, ensuring that our oil is not exposed to oxygen.  This prevents oxidation and deterioration of the oil.

The very special care we take in pressing this sensitive oil protects the highly important micronutrients, which in turn protects the omega 3 oil. The micronutrients: Vitamin E, Carotene (vitamin A), phospholipids and lecithin, act as anti-oxidants that safeguard the oil and aid their metabolic pathways.

 

 

Our bottles are opaque to prevent light damage to the oil. They are specially fluorinated, which prevents the xeno-oestrogen effects leaching into the oil.


Our factory procedures and standards are in accordance to the HACCP system.

These oils are produced in the clean rural environment of Northern KwaZulu Natal. We support rural development on a social, ecological and financial basis.  

 

 

Remember: Essential fatty acids cannot be manufactured or stored in the body therefore must be consumed in our diet daily, which is why they are termed “essential”. They are as important as air, water, vitamins and minerals.

 

 


BENEFITS OF TAKING MILLBROOK FLAXSEED OIL:

Improves the immune system

Increases metabolism (fat-burning agent)

Formation and protection of cells

Improves skin, hair and nail quality

Excellent results with dry skin, eczema and psoriasis

Reduces hypertension, relief from stress, increased calmness

Reduces hyperactivity and learning difficulties (ADHD & ADD)

Improves concentration problems

Reduces schizophrenia and depression

Decreases inflammatory conditions of all types: gout, rheumatoid and oesteo-arthritis

Reduces the risk of blood clot formation

Beneficial in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease

Reduces symptoms of advanced arteriosclerosis

Increases visual function

Shortens healing time for bruises, sprains and injuries

Essential for normal development and functioning of the brain

Reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels

In pregnancy and breast-feeding, beneficial to both mother and child

 

 


The following is a list of conditions and diseases proven to correlate with omega-3 deficiencies:

Alcoholism and renal transplants

B-vitamin deficiencies and retinitis pigmentosa

Reye's syndrome

Cirrhosis and rheumatoid arthritis

Coronary occlusion and sepsis (infection)

Coronary artery disease

Skin disease

Crohn's disease vitamin E deficiency

Head injury and Wiscott-Aldirich syndrome

Kidney disease and lupus

Multiple sclerosis and neurological disease

Epilepsy

Unfortunately, most of the food industry has sought to eliminate the main sources of omega-3s from our diet because they are unstable and cannot remain on the shelf for long periods of time. These dramatically essential nutrients have been replaced with non-foods like margarine (containing trans-fatty acids) and others that can remain on the shelf indefinitely!

This explains how omega-3s and their food sources (like linolenic acid) have all but been eliminated from our diet. Yet these are the very nutrients that nourish our brain and nervous system. Is it any wonder that our children are suffering from increasing learning and behavioral problems? Is it any wonder that too many of our bodies just don't run well'? Stay away from packaged foods that will keep on the grocery shelf practically forever. Instead, eat whole, fresh foods with an emphasis on raw foods.

 

 


FOCUS ON MOTHER AND CHILD

Research has shown that infants need Omega 3 fatty acids before and after birth to develop the brain and nervous system. They allow the brain to continue developing after birth. In the growing child, they contribute towards a healthy immune system, coordination and healthy cell development. Flax oil should be used particularly in the diets of pregnant women, lactating mothers, infants and children.

 

 


FOCUS ON LIGNANS

Lignans- come from a group of plant nutrients with plant oestrogenic protective properties. 
They help in the balance of human oestrogenic hormones within the body and also have a natural antioxidant action. A decrease in the protective lignans is linked to the low fibre intake in western diets. This is found to contribute to the rise in colon, breast and prostate conditions. Lignans are found in fibre of which flax seeds are one of the richest known sources.  Millbrook includes a special part of the seed sediment, which increases the lignan content of the oil and gives it a distinctive flavour.

 

 


NUTRITIONAL PROFILE:
Flaxseed oil is nature’s richest form of Omega 3.

Fatty acid profile:   
Alpha Linolenic (Omega 3) 57%
Linoleic (Omega 6) 16%
Oleic (Omega 9) 18%
Palmitic, Stearic 9%

 

 


DIRECTIONS

Adults:
15-30ml (1-2 tablespoons)
Per day/1 sachet

Children:
5ml (1 tablespoon) per day
½ sachet

Infants:
1-2½ml per day

 

 


MILLBROOK FLAXSEED OIL PRODUCTS:


Sizes available: Nappi Code:
30 x 18ml sachet dispenser 898694-019
250ml bottles 892623-100
500ml bottles 892623-008

Nappi codes supplied on each product are for medical aid purposes.

Convenience:
Flax Oil Sachets
30 x 18ml sachets

The sachets offer an increased shelf life of up to 2 years, and do not require refrigeration, store at room temperature. Fresh as the day it was cold pressed, ensuring a convenient way of getting your daily dose of omega 3 flaxseed oil.

The sachets are ideal for active people: at work, traveling and on holiday.

 

 


HOW DO I USE FLAX OIL?
Flax oil is delicious added to muesli, honey and yogurt in the morning or added to fruit blends/juices. It also imparts a wonderful nutty flavor to brown rice mixed with sautéed onions and garlic or it may added to other cooked vegetables e.g. baked potatoes, butternut etc.

Do not heat Flax oil (its polyunsaturated nature is not suited to the high temperatures of cooking). The best cooking oils are MILLBROOK cold pressed Virgin Coconut oil, Trio Culinary Blend, butter ghee or extra virgin Olive oil.

Flaxseed oil can of course be used as a salad dressing on its own or combined with cold pressed sunflower/sesame/olive oil and the usual ingredients for vinaigrette.

Start slowly with a teaspoon daily - as you progress take a full tablespoon as your daily maintenance dose to maintain health. If you are suffering from a particular health problem you may need to take 2-3 tablespoons daily for a period of a month to 6 weeks.

Everyone needs the benefits of the Omega-3 program - the whole family will benefit from its effects on health, vitality, beauty and keeping a trim figure!

The greatest care and the latest technology are used in producing Millbrook Cold Pressed Flaxseed oil.

 

 



FLAX OIL VERSUS FISH OIL AS AN OMEGA 3 SOURCE
If the health of the end consumer is the goal, then there would not be a controversy.  Liquid flax oil would be the preferred source of omega 3, with fish oil being the preferred temporary supplement in certain exceptional cases.  The controversy is based on market share and sales, not nutritional issues.

One issue is blatantly clear with liquid flax oil. The consumer has the ability to monitor the quality of the oil by using his or her senses (taste and smell). Most fish oil sources are in a capsule form, and it is therefore difficult to monitor quality. The consumer must rely on the manufacturer’s quality procedures and when one realises that fish oil extracts are the by-product of the fishing industry; we realise that this is a long and indirect chain to monitor.

"Pharmaceutical Grade" fish oils do not necessarily encompass ISO and HACCP standards. Check for the procedures from first catch to final encapsulating. Check for chemical stabilization and oxidation issues.
The conversion factors of flax oil (ALA into EPA and DHA) is part of this controversy. It is a pointless comparison, as the precursors for this conversion (Vit. C, B3, B6, zinc and magnesium, to name a few, which can all be found in plant food) are required for synthesis of other important foodstuffs.
It is true that this conversion can be hindered by excess intake of the wrong Linoleic (omega 6) fatty acids found in fast foods, which rob the available enzyme sources. Therefore, reduce intake of fast foods. What is less known is this conversion is increased by the addition of the good saturated fats as in virgin coconut oil. (Refer Dr Enig’s book, “Know Your Fats” ISBN 0-9678126-0-7). This is one reason why our 3:6:9 Superior Blend, together with coconut oil works so well.
It is true that fish oils do not require the first stage of conversion into EPA and DHA. Therefore, this is useful for people whose digestive system has been comprised severely by prolonged illnesses. Fish oils, therefore, are useful for this temporary stage of convalescence.
However, everyone needs to progress to a level of healthy stability, and here, flax oil is by far the best alternative, as the flax oil remains in the first stage of conversion form: it remains in a fresh form available to the body on a 24 hour basis when necessary for the final conversion stage. This is far more conducive to health than having the EPA and DHA derivatives added to the system; available only for an indefinite period pending on capsule intake.




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ENCAPSULATED FLAX OIL VERSUS LIQUID FLAX OIL
Again there is no controversy over these two options when health is the goal. Liquid flax oil will always be the preferred route to follow for two main reasons:

Firstly it is often difficult to get the required intake using capsules:  For example it is difficult to consume 15ml of capsules per day: Note that 14 capsules of 1000mg equals 15ml of oil.

Secondly the consumer cannot monitor the quality of the encapsulated oil using taste as a sensory guide.  Bitter flax seed oil has oxidised and is not healthy to consume.  First world humans seem to be the only species that will eat something blindly without taste being a prerequisite.  Traditional societies, which include our forefathers, would never eat anything that they could not touch, smell or taste beforehand.

Encapsulated oils do have the benefit of avoiding the palatability issue – but at who’s risk?  The consumers! 

Flax oil capsules are sold with a longer shelf life which is an added benefit for sales and distribution issues:  the end user must decide if the flax oil retains its original characteristics in the capsule form with a shelf life of 9 to 24 months.  This is highly debatable because of the inherent sensitivity of all polyunsaturated oils.

Remember encapsulated flax oil is usually three times more expensive per volume purchased. Note that 14 capsules of 1000mg equals one tablespoonful of liquid flax oil (15mls).

 


OMEGA 3 FLAX OIL AND PROSTATE CARE
The controversy between fish oil versus flax oil sources of Omega 3 is nonsense. Omega 3 is good and safe for prostate care. The deciding factor is good quality Omega 3 sources, and not oxidized sources. Please contact us directly for more information on this issue. We highly recommend following Dr Budwig’s dietary regime. The basic issue is to use flax oil together with good quality sulphur containing foods, such as cottage cheese.


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All material is provided for information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction

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