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Flaxseed Protein Concentrate
Our all natural flaxseed protein powder has a dense nutritional profile, contains all 9 essential amino acids and has a 35% protein concentration. This ancient grain is a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid and the essential minerals- zinc, iron, calcium and potassium, to provide the base for a healthy lifestyle.Our flaxseed protein can be a great addition to a Mediterranean style diet that includes a balance of healthy fats, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fish, and poultry, all foods that can have cardio-protective effects.
Servings: 15 Price Per Serving: $0.37
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Our flax protein powder is concentrated through a patented MicroSure process that ensures no loss of nutritional value and is chemical free, non-GMO and hormone-free. It has a low Glycemic Index and delivers a PDCAAS value of 0.68 and 35% protein content. Flaxseed provides a complete source of protein. It is an all natural powder packed with nutrients such as Omega 3, dietary fibers, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Flaxseeds are rich in Linoleic Acid (Omega 3). Research suggests that plant omega-3s can have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and anti- inflammatory actions(2). The anti-inflammatory effect of omega-3’s can be useful in preventing and slowing diseases. Studies show that flaxseed omega-3s help prevent hardening of the arteries and keep plaque from being deposited in the arteries.(3)
Flaxseeds also play an important role in regulating blood pressure and cholesterol levels. They lower total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure. LDL or “bad” cholesterol has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, obesity and diabetes.
Flaxseeds have concentrated amounts of lignans which have antioxidant properties. Lignans are phytochemicals which have been linked to reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancers.
A test tube study, published in “Anticancer Research” in 2010, resulted that exposing high levels of lignans causes breast cancer cells to decrease the amount of estrogen receptors in the cell. This can prevent breast cancer cells from responding to estrogen and slow cancer growth. (1)
The high dietary fiber content in flaxseed regulates the digestive system and improve intestinal absorption of nutrients.
It delivers a neutral flavor profile and non-gritty mouth-feel.
*If pregnant or nursing,consult a physician prior to use.
1.Richter, D. U., Abarzua, S., Chrobak, M., Scholz, C., Kuhn, C., Schulze, S., et al. (2010). Effects of phytoestrogen extracts isolated from flax on estradiol production and ER/PR expression in MCF7 breast cancer cells. Anticancer Research, 30(5), 1695-1699.
More Information: Mediterranean Diet
The Mediterranean diet incorporates healthy eating that emphasizes on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, healthy fats, fish and poultry. Healthier fat is encouraged for the diet. Our super fine milled flaxseed makes a great choice for the mediterranean diet because it is a great source of protein, fiber, antioxidants and lignans. It is a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is an important omega-3 fatty acid.(1) Omega-3 fatty acids can help boost levels of HDL(the good cholesterol), which helps clear your arteries. Flaxseed can help lower elevated triglyceride levels and blood pressure levels for improved heart health.(2) A clinical study conducted by Harokopio University and Laiko Hospital in Athens, involved 59 middle-aged men with abnormal blood lipid levels. The men were separated into two groups, one group received omega-3-ALA-rich flaxseed supplements or omega-6 linoleic acid-rich safflower oil supplements for twelve weeks. At the end of twelve weeks, the men that received the omega-3-ALA-rich flaxseed supplements showed greater reduced blood pressure levels.(2)
Additional, flaxseed is also rich in fiber. Fiber is a plant based carbohydrate that helps with digestive health. It can also help you manage weight and feel satiated.
Flaxseed is also considered one of the best sources of lignans. Lignans present in flaxseed may protect the body from cancer. Lignans are phytochemicals that can have antioxidant activity.
(1)Austria, J. A., Richard, M. N., Chahine, M. N., Edel, A. L., Malcolmson, L. J., Dupasquier, C. M., & Pierce, G. N. (2008). Bioavailability of alpha-linolenic acid in subjects after ingestion of three different forms of flaxseed. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 27(2), 214-221.
(2)Paschos, G. K., Magkos, F., Panagiotakos, D. B., Votteas, V., & Zampelas, A. (2007). Dietary supplementation with flaxseed oil lowers blood pressure in dyslipidaemic patients. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61(10), 1201-1206.
What’s New and Beneficial About Flaxseeds. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=81
3.Rodriguez-Leyva, D., Bassett, C. M., McCullough, R., & Pierce, G. N. (2010). The cardiovascular effects of flaxseed and its omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid. The Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 26(9), 489–496.
- Color (in powder form)
- Product Flavor Profile (mixed with 8-10 oz. water)
- Neutral taste, quite viscous
- Suggested Flavor Pairings
- Any: Pairs well with all of our 12 flavor offerings. Choose your favorite!
- Alternative Uses: Add to…
- Needs extra water, would be great in a smoothie
- Cold Beverages (juice, milk, iced tea, etc.)
- Sports Drinks
*To experience the full benefits of your supplements make sure you are consuming the full recommended dose at the appropriate interval.