Nutrition Business Journal

Lignans Look Promising for Prostate, Heart and Breast Health

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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