What is Flax seed oil and what are the benefits of it? Well, there’s been a lot of research of this product, mainly to do with bodybuilding and fitness. It has been found to contain an essential fatty acid (EFA) known as alpha linolenic acid. This is very useful because it is turned into Omega 3 fatty acid (well known EFA) in the body which in turn increases the insulin levels in the bodies muscle cells. The Flax seed oil also produces an increase in steroid production and therefore serves as a valuable source for energy, building muscle, and gaining weight.
That’s not all, to crank things up a bit, did you know that there are also tonnes of other very valuable nutrients included in flaxseed oil? Well, there sure is, when I say tonnes I mean it. Nutrients included are :
Folic acid – Is a form of water soluble vitamin B9 which is essential for the growth of new cells, it’s also given to pregnant women during pregnancy to prevent anemia.
Niacin – Is another water soluble form of supplement and it’s also known as vitamin B3. It’s main roles are energy metabolism and DNA repair, but it also helps in assisting in the production of steroid hormones made by the adrenal gland, such as sex hormones and stress-related hormones.
Vitamin B1 – Is also known a thiamin, it plays an important role in helping the body metabolize carbohydrates and fat to produce energy.
Vitamin B2 – (Also known a Riboflavin) Essential for converting carbohydrate into energy; Essential for normal tissue respiration; Necessary for healthy mucous membranes
Vitamin B12 – Vitamin B12 is necessary for the synthesis of red blood cells, the maintenance of the nervous system, and growth and development in children. Deficiency can cause anaemia. Vitamin B12 neuropathy, involving the degeneration of nerve fibres and irreversible neurological damage, can also occur.
Vitamin A – helps maintain the health of skin and mucus linings (in the nose for example); helps strengthen immunity from infections; helps vision in dim light.
Vitamin D – acts like a hormone, regulating the formation of bone and the absorption of calcium and phosphorus from the intestine. It helps to control the movement of calcium between bone and blood, and vice versa.
Vitamin E – protects your cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of energy metabolism.
If you want to experience the full benefits of flax seed, it is very important that you ground the seeds before you eat them or you can just use pure flax seed oil instead. The flax seed is way to hard to digest in the body and it will pass straight through the body without releasing any of it’s nutrients. I hope you can see the benefits of this oil for building muscle and gaining weight and that you go ahead if you’re not doing so already and use it.