FAQ: How does flaxseed promote healthy, radiant skin?

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Answer

Flaxseed has a unique and healthy fatty acid profile in the oil with 57 percent as ALA, giving the seed a very favourable omega-6 to omega-3 ratio of 0.3:1. Flaxseed therefore provides a very important source of omega-3 for skin health. Flaxseed naturally contains a very active and stable antioxidant system that protects its oil content of ALA. The antioxidant system in flaxseed represents the interaction of a group of compounds working synergistically. Flaxseed contains several bioactive compounds such as lignans, phenolic acids, anthocyanin pigments, several flavonols and flavones, and phytic acid – all known to have antioxidant activity. These powerful antioxidants can reduce the activity of cell-damaging free radicals that are generated through oxidation in the body and thus, can help protect the skin from damage. 

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