Lignans are a kind of plant polyphenol called phytoestrogen. The best sources of lignans are Flax Seed Hulls and Sesame Seed, with Flax Seed Hulls containing about 10 times as much lignans as Sesame Seed. These phytonutrients are converted to human lignans by bacterial action in the gut, called enterolactone and enterodiol. The main lignan in Flax Seed Hulls is Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside or SDG.
Benefits for women
- PMS/PMT and menopause symptoms can all be improved from taking Lignans.
- Post menopause benefits reported are:
- Less vaginal dryness
- Better bone density
- Fewer wrinkles
- Better skin condition
- Reduced hair loss an
- Better mood
- Most importantly: a reduced cancer risk
Benefits for men
- Prostate health is improved and the risk of cancer is reduced significantly.
- About 80% of men have prostate problems at some stage later in life.
- Some studies show that hair loss is decreased.
Lignans have powerful antioxidant qualities and therefore have beneficial effects for:
- Blood pressure
- Blood sugar
- Cholesterol levels
- All the other general benefits that antioxidants provide
Evidence suggests that Lignans are:
Lignans also modulate and strengthen the immune system, thereby helping in all health problems including auto-immune conditions.
To get enough lignans for therapeutic effect you would need to eat several tablespoons of ground fresh flaxseed per day. This may not be practical or advisable. Moreover, so-called High Lignan Flax Oil contains virtually no lignans at all.
Adults: 1 capsule daily or as directed by a health practitioner. Best combined with a good probiotic.
Not suitable for use during pregnancy or lactation.
- Flax Hull Lignans Concentrate
- 125gm SDG per capsule
2 out of 3 people would recommend this product09/12/2015, By LindaI have bought and used this for four months and don see any change in the areas it is supposed to be working on. I am not sure but I keep buying it. Hopefully it will help sometime...25/06/2015, By KajalI purchased this product after reading that this can block the xenestrogens in your body. I can already see the improvement in the hormonal acne subsiding on my chin and jawline on the right side of my face :-) this sure beats trying to consume 4 tablesoons of flax seed daily. Will buy again15/04/2015, By M. PalomaI am into my 2nd month with these and have seen no significant change but believe one must give it 2 - 3 months, so will persevere. It can only do good.
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