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SDG Flaxseed Lignans

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Lignans are excellent for balancing hormone levels in the body. In females especially, they help balance estrogen levels; in males especially, they help balance the testosterone-DHT relationship and inhibit enzymes (such as 5α-reductase) needed to convert testosterone to DHT. (DHT is, essentially, a very potent form of testosterone (2-3 times more likely to bind to the relevant receptor than testosterone) and remains active in the body roughly twice as long as testosterone.) This results in lower DHT levels, which may improve prostate health and excess-testosterone-related conditions.

Lignans also have anti-estrogenic effects and can prevent naturally occurring hormones from binding to estrogen receptors and exerting their negative effects. Lignans provide a weaker form of estrogen. Thus, they are believed to be helpful in balancing out both estrogen deficiencies (by supplying phytoestrogens to otherwise inactive receptors) and excesses (through at least two separate mechanisms – first, by competing with much stronger estrogen for the same receptors and second, by inhibiting aromatase activity).

Flax lignans have emerged as an important nutritional supplement because of their exceptionally high content of dietary fiber and phytoestrogens. The high amount of fiber in flaxseed lignans also helps support colon health. Lignans have indicated a variety of other benefits, such as heart health, cholesterol reduction, and hair health. Lignans also provide antioxidant protection and are believed to have a higher ORAC (antioxidant) value than any fruit or vegetable.

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Prescription Required?

No

Product Size/Qty

180 capsules, 90 capsules

Manufacturer

Lignans for Life

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