Los Angeles, CA, November 3, 2004 — Los Angeles-based Jarrow Formulas announces the introduction of its highly concentrated, standardized flax lignan dietary supplement, FlaxMax™ (liquid).
Jarrow Formulas’ FlaxMax™ liquid contains organic flax seed oil enriched with LinumLife™ Extra, a standardized source of SDG (secoisolariciresinal diglycoside) lignans. This highly concentrated flax lignan extract was developed by Acatris, headquartered in the Netherlands, with its US office in Minneapolis, MN.
FlaxMax™ liquid contains the finest source of certified organic flaxseed oil and standardized flax lignans, providing up to 30 times more SDG flaxseed lignans per serving.
FlaxMax™ liquid also contains the richest plant sources for essential omega-3 fatty acids, alpha-linolenic acid. Flax seed oil is one of the richest sources of the essential omega-3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, which serves as a precursor to EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). This fresh pressed unrefined oil is extracted from orgnaic flax seeds using the exclusive omegaflo® process which eliminates both light and oxygen during manufacturing.
SDG lignans are phytoestrogen antioxidants composed of two cinnamic acid residues. Flax contains many times more lignans than any other source, including barley, oats and millet. In fact, flax is the richest source of lignans, providing up to 800 times more lignans than most other plant sources. Scientific studies show that flax lignans support cardiovascular function, prostate health, bone health, healthy cell replication and hormone balance.
“As antioxidants, SDG lignans reduces the damage caused by free radicals,” says Peilin Guo, M.S., R.D., Vice President of Functional Foods and Clinical Research for Jarrow Formulas. “SDG lignans are metabolized by intestinal bacteria into enterolactone and enterodiol. In-vitro research indicates that enterolactone and enterodiol support healthy cell replication by influencing estrogen metabolism.”
Flaxseed has been valued for centuries for its good flavor and nutritional properties. Today, more and more scientific studies show that flaxseed’s value extends far beyond its taste and nutritional features. “However, up until now, providing consistent and adequate quantities of lignans in a food or dietary supplement has been challenging,” says Guo. “The introduction of our FlaxMax™ liquid helps to resolve this dilemma.”
Each serving contains 30 mg of SDG lignan (up to 30 times more flaxseed lignans than a regular flax oil product).
Jarrow Formulas, Inc. is a nutritional supplement formulator and marketer founded in 1977 and incorporated in 1988. The company markets its products throughout the United States and internationally in more than 20 countries in Europe, Asia, Israel and Latin America. The company offers a complete line of nutritional products that includes vitamins, minerals, probiotics, standardized herbal concentrates, amino acids, enzymes and enteral nutrition formulations. Jarrow Formulas, Inc. is active in regulatory affairs, helping to maintain American’s rights to free access to dietary supplements. Its products are manufactured by Jarrow Industries Incorporated, a pharmaceutical quality facility located in Santa Fe Springs, CA.
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