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The richest source of omega 3 Essental Fatty Acid (EFA)   by #56153   19 year 3 of 3 (100%)

Flaxseed (Linseed ) oil is the richest source of Omega 3 LNA, essential fatty acid.

LNA = Alpha Linolenic Acid (fatty acid), omega 3, essential nutrient
LA = Linoleic Acid (fatty acid), omega 6, essential nutrient
EFA=Essential Fatty Acid

Our body needs 2 times more Omega 6 LA then Omega 3 LNA.

LNA : LA imbalance in modern diet:

Ratio: Omega3 : Omega 6
  LNA : LA
Modern diet:  from


: 10

up to

1 : 50
Our needs: 1 : 2
Flaxseed oil 4 : 1
Udo's Choice 2 : 1

Flaxseed oil MUST BE Expeller pressed, non refined, fresh, kept in the freezer or refrigerator !

Cancer patients should consume every day small portion of flaxseed  or flaxseed oil.
If flaxseed oil is used in diet for too long time, without other oils, it may cause Omega6 deficiency symptoms ! In curing cancer, it is recommended to blend flax seed oil with cottage cheese, source of sulfur rich protein.

The Flaxseed (Linseed) oil diet was originally proposed by Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist and expert on fats and oils, in 1951.

Linoleic Acid (LA) Deficiency Symptoms:
  • eczema-like skin eruptions;
  • loss of hair;
  • liver degeneration;
  • behavioral disturbances;
  • kidney degenerations;
  • excessive water loss through the skin accompanied by thirst;
  • drying up of glands;
  • susceptibility to infections;
  • failure of wound healing;
  • sterility in males;
  • miscarriage in females;
  • arthritis-like conditions;
  • heart and circulatory problems ; and
  • growth retardation;

Prolonged absence of  LA  from diet is fatal. All of the deficiency symptoms (except death) can be reversed by adding LA back to the diet from which it was missing.

Alpha Linolenic Acid (LNA) Deficiency Symptoms:
  • growth retardation;
  • weakness;
  • impairment of vision and learning ability;
  • motor incoordination;
  • tingling sensations in arms and legs;
  • behavioral changes;

These symptoms can be reversed by adding LNA back to the diet from which it was missing. Other symptoms that can result from LNA (or w3) deficiency include :

  • high triglycerides;
  • high blood pressure;
  • sticky platelets;
  • tissue inflammation;
  • edema;
  • dry skin;
  • mental deterioration;
  • low metabolic rate;
  • some kinds of immune dysfunction;
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