Flaxseed Oil Soft Capsule

Aid in cardiovascular health and reduction of coronary heart disease risk

Adjuvant treatment for reduction of blood lipids

Antioxidant

Flaxseed is a source of essential fatty acids (omega-3 fatty acids like alpha-linoleic acid and omega-6 fatty acids), which are necessary for health. Alpha-linoleic acid seems to reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases by inhibition of vascular inflammation and endothelial function.(1) Use of flaxseed oil results in reduction of blood lipids (total cholesterol and LDL), and so is effective in protection of the heart via this mechanism as well. Also, this oil increases HDL; however, there is fear that despite simultaneous reduction of LDL, the level of heart protection would be decreased. Fortunately, research has shown that the amount of cholesterol exit from the macrophage cells and its entry to the plasma would not be affected.

Flaxseed and its oil suppress the production of oxygen free radicals by white blood cells. Flaxseed contains 32-45% oil, which consists of 51-55% alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) and 15-18% linoleic acid. Flaxseed is one of the richest sources of a lignan called secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG) which has anti-oxidant activity. Flaxseed reduces the occurrence of atherosclerosis caused by hypercholesterolemia without having an effect on serum lipids. The antiatherogenic effect of flaxseed might be due to suppression of oxygen free radical production by multinuclear white blood cells by alpha-linoleic acid or the anti-oxidant effects of SDG. Also, the antiatherogenic effect of SDG in the arteries is attributed to its effect in reduction of serum lipids. In rat, the n-3 fatty acids present in flaxseed oil enhance the effects of antioxidant catalase and glutathione peroxidase enzymes.

Unless otherwise instructed by the physician, take 1 soft capsule with your meal, 3 times per day.

Dosage form

Soft Capsule

Packaging

1000 mg soft capsules in container in cardboard box

Patient information leaflet inside

Ingredients

  • Flaxseed oil (Linum usitatissimum L.)

Active Ingredients

  • alpha-linoleic acid
  • omega-3 fatty acids

Contraindications and Cautions

Existence of known allergy to any of the product’s ingredients.

Adverse Effects

In the clinical studies carried out, no adverse reaction has been reported.

 

Drug Interaction

Evidence suggests that flaxseed oil causes a reduction in platelet aggregation. Therefore, it can interact with anti-coagulating agents. It is recommended to administer with care in patients under treatment with anticoagulating medications.

 

Administration during Pregnancy and Lactation

Sufficient evidence does not exist regarding the safety of flaxseed or its oil during pregnancy and lactation; therefore, its use is not recommended during this period.

 

Further Notes

  • In case you take anti-coagulating agents (blood thinners), consult your physician before taking this product.
  • Keep Flaxseed Oil Soft Capsule, like all other medication, away from sight and reach of children.
  • Tightly close the container right after administration and keep the medicine away from light and in 15-30°C.
  • Keep this leaflet; you may need to read it again.

Based on presence of 350-650 mg alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) in each soft capsule.