flaxseed oil reduces free radical damage and increases total antioxidant capacity

When the forces of free radicals in your body are too strong for your antioxidant system, several serious chronic illnesses can result. Flaxseed oil can help restore the balance.

A systematic review and meta-analysis of 8 studies, including 429 people, analyzed the effect of flaxseed oil on oxidative stress, the balance between free radicals and antioxidants.

The results showed that flaxseed oil significantly decreased MDA, the main marker of free radical damage in the body, and significantly increased total antioxidant capacity.

Flaxseed oil is an important source of omega-3 essential fatty acids. This new review establishes supporting your antioxidant defense system as a benefit of using flaxseed oil.

Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2021; 2021: 4438613

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