Because flaxseed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, it may reduce inflammation. One animal study published in 2013 found flaxseed oil is loaded with anti-inflammatory properties and that these offered impressive inflammation-lowering benefits.
Reduces Cancer Risk
Flaxseed oil contains linoorbitides, compounds known for their cancer-fighting and antioxidant properties.3 The oil is also a rich source of dietary lignans, which have been found to reduce breast cancer risk.
Promotes Heart Health
Studies have found that flaxseed oil supplements can increase omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)—essential compounds for promoting a healthy heart and preventing heart disease.
Improves Gut Health
Flaxseed oil has laxative properties. In a study of 50 hemodialysis patients, daily supplementation of flaxseed oil helped relieve constipation.