Lignans

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Lignans are a kind of plant polyphenol called phytoestrogen. The best sources of lignans are Flax Seed Hulls and Sesame Seed, with Flax Seed Hulls containing about 10 times as much lignans as Sesame Seed.

These phytonutrients are converted to human lignans by bacterial action in the gut, called enterolactone and enterodiol. The main lignan in Flax Seed Hulls is Secoisolariciresinol Diglucoside or SDG. Research on SDG has been extensive and very exciting.

 

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Lignans are capable of binding to estrogen receptors in the body, thereby preventing excess or ‘bad’ estrogen from promoting cancerous growths. They also have a weak estrogen effect that can serve as a natural and safe form of Hormone Replacement Therapy for post-menopausal women.

This ability to both reduce or increase estrogen as needed has multiple benefits for both sexes. Hormonal balance is increasingly at risk from stress and chemicals in our environment, particularly from plastics such as cling-wrap, food containers and water bottles. This can lead to serious health risks.

 

Benefits for women

  • PMS/PMT and menopause symptoms can all be improved from taking Lignans.
  • Post menopause benefits reported are:
    • less vaginal dryness
    • better bone density
    • fewer wrinkles
    • better skin condition
    • reduced hair loss an
    • better mood
  • Most importantly: a reduced cancer risk

 

Benefits for men

  • Prostate health is improved and the risk of cancer is reduced significantly.
    • About 80% of men have prostate problems at some stage later in life.
  • Some studies show that hair loss is decreased.

 

General benefits

Lignans have powerful antioxidant qualities and therefore have beneficial effects for:

  • blood pressure
  • blood sugar
  • cholesterol levels
  • all the other general benefits that antioxidants provide

Evidence suggests that Lignans are:

  • antiviral
  • antibacterial
  • anti-fungal
  • anti-parasitic
  • anti-inflammatory

Lignans also modulate and strengthen the immune system, thereby helping in all health problems including auto-immune conditions.

To get enough lignans for therapeutic effect you would need to eat several tablespoons of ground fresh flaxseed per day. This may not be practical or advisable. Moreover, so-called High Lignan Flax Oil contains virtually no lignans at all.

It is better to take a concentrated extract where a little goes a long way.

 

Amorganic Lignans

Amorganic Lignans are available in 500 mg vegecaps, in different preparations (see price list):

  • Lignans for Living
  • Prostate Health (Lignans for Men)

Information for educational purposes only. All medical conditions must be diagnosed and treated by a qualified health practitioner. No medical claims are made.