Flaxseed and Fiber

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Can you tell me the difference between your cold-milled flaxseed product (ground Essential Flaxseed) and your essential fiber product (Daily Essential Flax Fiber)?
Does flax oil help constipation?
Does Flaxseed and Flax Fiber Powder need refrigeration after opening?
What is Organic Essential Flaxseed?
What benefits are provided by Organic Essential Flaxseed?
What benefits does dietary fiber in Organic Essential Flaxseed provide?
Will eating flaxseed alone satisfy my body's need for omega-3 essential fatty acid?
Are there any other benefits with eating flaxseed?
Does Organic Essential Flaxseed contain gluten?
How should Organic Essential Flaxseed and Flax Fiber Powder be stored?
Why do you use guar gum in the Flax Fiber powder formula?

Can you tell me the difference between your cold-milled flaxseed product (ground Essential Flaxseed) and your essential fiber product (Daily Essential Flax Fiber)?

Our Daily Essential Flax Fiber is a unique combination of flaxseed meal,
soothing herbs, essential amino acids and probiotics designed to promote healthy digestive function.
Mix this product with water or juice and drink it daily for regularity.

Spectrum Organic Ground Flaxseed is a perfect choice as a dietary fiber supplement to encourage proper digestion and regularity with all the added benefit of lignans. You should consider this more of a food than a dietary supplement.
Sprinkle it on cereal or salads, or use it for baking.

 

Does flax oil help constipation?

While most people add flax oil to their diet for the Omega-3 benefit, improved regularity is another benefit associated with flax oil. Be sure to also add fiber, such as Spectrum Essential Flaxseed, to your diet as well.

We also have a product specifically designed to help with constipation. Spectrum Daily Essential Flax Fiber contains flax particulate along with healing herbs such as slippery elm, licorice root and marshmallow root. Just mix 1 tablespoon with water every day for improved regularity.

 

Does Flaxseed and Flax Fiber Powder need refrigeration after opening?

Prior to opening, both products are shelf stable. Flaxseed should definitely be refrigerated after opening and because the flaxseed meal in the Daily Essential Fiber product contains about 12% fat, the product should also be refrigerated after opening.

 

What is Organic Essential Flaxseed?

Organic Essential Flaxseed consists of 100% certified organic cold milled (ground) flaxseeds. 100% Certified denotes that all ingredients, processing aids and processes used for the product are approved and certified by our independent third party certifier, QAI.

 

What benefits are provided by Organic Essential Flaxseed?

Flaxseed is a rich source of plant lignans—in fact, it provides a concentration of lignans more than 100 times greater than any other source. Organic Essential Flaxseed is also a good source of fiber and is a significant source of omega-3 essential fatty acid. Each serving also contains three grams of protein.

 

What benefits does dietary fiber in Organic Essential Flaxseed provide?

With three grams per serving, Organic Essential Flaxseed is a good source of dietary fiber. Similar to bran, milled flaxseeds provide both soluble and insoluble fiber, and promote regularity and normal functioning of the digestive and intestinal tracts. The water soluble component of fiber (about one-third of total fiber content) helps maintain blood glucose levels and lower blood cholesterol levels.

 

Will eating flaxseed alone satisfy my body's need for omega-3 essential fatty acid?

Yes, but you will need to eat a lot of it! Each serving of Organic Essential Flaxseed contains 2.7 grams of omega-3 essential fatty acid. Spectrum recommends consumption of eight grams of omega-3 EFA per 100 lbs. of body weight per day. (One tablespoon of flax oil contains eight grams omega-3.) So a person weighing 150 lbs. would need to eat over four tablespoons of milled flaxseed to get the same EFA benefit as 11/2 tablespoons of flax oil. Flaxseed is a great way to supplement your flax oil intake, and provides many additional benefits including those noted above.

 

Are there any other benefits with eating flaxseed?

Flaxseed is naturally low in saturated fat. Its omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acid ratio is 3:1, considered optimal for people who want to correct an imbalance from long term consumption of a diet high in omega-6 EFA and/or highly processed fats. And let's not forget taste! Organic Essential Flaxseed lends great texture and nutty flavor to foods.

 

Does Organic Essential Flaxseed contain gluten?

No, Organic Essential Flaxseed is gluten free.

 

How should Organic Essential Flaxseed and Flax Fiber Powder be stored?

Properly stored, Organic Essential Flaxseed and Flax Fiber Powder have a shelf life of approximately one year. Refrigerate after opening. The products can also be frozen to extend shelf life.

 

Why do you use guar gum in the Flax Fiber powder formula?

The guar gum is a thickener which helps the powder mix into water without clumping.