Linseed (aka Flax) for Hormone Balance and Menopause Support
PMT, peri-menopause, menopause, and post menopause.
There are two components in linseed that will be of interest if you want to look after your hormones, omega-3 and lignans. The times women’s hormones seem to cause most problems are pre-menstual, (PMT) peri-menopause, menopause, and post menopause,
Lignans, Nature’s HRT for hormone balance,
Lignans are gentle but powerful antioxidants and support the balance of hormones. They are mild phyto-oestrogens, which mean they look a bit like hormones to your body and help to balance the hormones but without the side-effects of real oestrogen pills or HRT.
Lignans are naturally occurring substances from the fibrous parts of plants. Linseed just happens to be the best food source of lignans, which is why linseed is considered so good for women’s conditions.
Flax Farm Linseed Products for rich in lignans
- Ground linseed
- Whole linseeds (but they need to be ground to get maximum benefit)
- Linseed porridge and muesli
- Cold-pressed high lignan linseed oil