Lignans are a class of phytonutrients that are commonly found in fibrous plants and are highly antioxidant. Linseed is by far the richest food source of lignans.
Natural hormone balance
These lignans are mildly phyto-oestrogenic and are often used for their natural hormone balancing properties and can be particularly beneficial at certain times of the month and a certain stage of ladies’ lives when their hormones start to decline.
Linseed lignans are also recommended on the Budwig Diet for their hormone buffering and antioxidant properties for both men and women,
How much linseed flax do you need to get enough lignans?
Most of the scientific studies into lignans where they have been shown to positively help have been incorporating approximately 45g per day of ground linseed. This is about 2 heaped tablespoons twice a day,. It is easy to incorporate into food as it almost dissolves and has a very mild flavour. Just stir into juice or sprinkle into food. See recipes.