Omega-3 fatty acids must be included with the food, because the body cannot produce them.
There are different Omega-3 fatty acids, z. B. the alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA), as well as the Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Taking out the ALA is most of these fatty acids that the body can synthesize the two other fatty acids itself from this.
In addition to the high content of Omega-3 fatty acids, linseed oil has numerous other health important ingredients. To name a few are the phenolic substances which can have an antioxidant effect and protect body cells in this way from the negative effects of free radicals.
A regular consumption of flaxseed oil can help to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) as well as for the reduction of elevated cholesterol levels. It can also counter inflammation, and strengthen the immune system.
Values may vary slightly.
10% saturated fatty acids
18% monounsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid)
72% polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega-6 fatty acid, Omega-3 fatty acid)