Research has confirmed what has been known for centuries - Flaxseed is an outstanding nutritional food source that can
play an important role in the prevention and treatment of many of today's chronic illnesses and diseases.
What isn't well known is that flaxseed can be difficult to digest and its nutrients poorly absorbed. Flaxseed has natural
inhibitors to prevent digestion. This means the seed can be eaten, pass through your body and still grow into a plant.
This is Nature's way of ensuring that animals, birds and humans distribute seeds. For example, when you consume
whole flaxseeds in bread, there is no nutritional benefit. They pass through your digestive tract undigested exit the
same way they entered your body, whole and intact.
The way to overcome the problem created by these natural inhibitors is to sprout the seed.
Developed by Health 4 All, MegaOmega™ Organic Sprouted Flax Products are like no other flax products available on the
market today. Sprouting increases enzymes, which start the seed on its way to becoming a plant. When the flaxseeds
begins to grow, the natural inhibitors that protect the seed from being digested are no longer present. Sprouting flax
biologically activates the seed. The plant proteins, oils, starches and vitamins are now bioavailable for human digestion,
resulting in better absorption.
MegaOmega™ Organic Sprouted Flax Powders are dried and milled at a low temperature (below 110º F). This ensures that
the resulting powders are rich in active enzymes which result in the highest bioavailability of any flax product on the
Sprouting also increases flaxseed's vitamin, mineral, Omega 3 essential fatty acid and lignan content and naturally
stabilizes the essential fatty acids. Sprouting creates a stable product which DOES NOT REQUIRE REFRIGERATION.
Ordinary powdered or milled flaxseed is not stable and requires special packaging and storage to prevent it from
Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids are the "healthy fats" required by your body for the construction of healthy cell walls.
The human body cannot manufacture essential fatty acids. When we ate animals that grazed naturally on grass,
Omega-3s were readily available in our diet. Now that animals are raised on grains in "unnatural" environments, it is
much more difficult to get the Omega-3s that are essential for good health. Flaxseed is the best plant source of Omega-3
essential fatty acids.
MegaOmega™ Organic Sprouted Flax
Products contain the maximum amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids.
Sprouting flax increases the levels of Omega-3 fatty acids and,
since sprouted flaxseed is more bioavailable, your body can
absorb and utilize the essential oils more efficiently.
Lignans are phytoestrogens (plant-based constituents) which appear to prevent cancer, bacterial, viral and fungal conditions.
Flax is the best source of lignans.
Flaxseed is sometimes advertised as having increased lignans. Unless it is genetically modified seed, the amount of lignans
in the seed is dependant on the type of seed and cannot be increased through methods other than sprouting. Lignans are
contained in the outer shell of the flaxseed. On average, flaxseed is 1.6% lignans. Flax oil only contains about 2% of the 1.6%
lignan content available in the whole seed.
Flax oil that is advertised as having increased lignans contains about 20% of the crushed outer shell particles which are
present after the seed is pressed to extract the oil. Based on this, flax oil that is promoted as having increased lignans really
only contain about 0.35% lignans. Additionally, normal flax oil does not contain the beneficial protein or fiber found in whole
MegaOmega™ Organic Sprouted Flax
Products contain the maximum amount of lignans in the most