U.S. consumers are increasingly aware that flaxseeds and flaxseed oils are healthy, and conventional health care providers are cheering flax for its omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. But a lesser known component of flax—lignans—is fast becoming a star to rival the omegas.
Supplement marketers have been incorporating lignan-containing flaxseed particulate into products and labeling them as high in lignans, i.e., Lignan Flax Oil Supplement (Barlean’s Organic Oils) and Ligna
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