Simply Omega-3

USD 19.95

NEW 2 LB. SIZE! Flaxseed supplement for humans that is high fiber and Omega-3, Gluten Free, no sweeteners

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Product Benefits
Product Benefits

May Help:

  • 3000 mg of Vegetarian Omega-3
  • Gluten Free
  • Good Source of Dietary Fiber (Insoluble fiber maintains bowel regularity)
  • 1 g Net Carbs
  • Non-GMO – All-Natural Whole Grains, Mild, Nutty Flavor – Tastes Great
  • No Sweeteners
  • Needs NO Refrigeration
  • Intestinal Integrity
  • Supports Cardiovascular Function
  • Studies Indicate Flax May Help Maintain Cholesterol Levels

Product Description
Product Description

When you want just the stabilized, ground flaxseed - choose Simply Omega-3!


Five Major Flax Facts
Flax is one of those little gems that has started to gain in popularity. Here are just some of the many ways that flax can help maintain overall health.


1. Flax is high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids which are shown to help maintain cellular fluidity. By incorporating Omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, you help support your immune system and give your body tools to maintain functional integrity.


2. Flax seed has one of the highest fiber contents which helps maintain cholesterol levels, blood sugar stability and bowel regularity.


3. Flax seed is high in phytochemicals which build the immune system and promote cellular integrity.


4. Flax seed is high in lignans which help maintain female hormones, fertility integrity, pre-menopausal comfort, and breast integrity, as well as blood sugar levels.


5. Flax seed is high in most of the B vitamins as well as manganese and magnesium. There is scientific evidence that B vitamins support metabolism, maintain glowing skin and muscle tone, support immune and nervous system function, promote cell growth, and maintain pancreatic integrity.


Flax - Weight Loss
One of our customers was turned on to flax by word-of-mouth from a friend who lost 150 pounds and claimed the only dietary/lifestyle change was the addition of stabilized ground flax seed to the diet. Please note that this has not been the case with every person that consumes flax seed, but according to anecdotal evidence may be quite common. Flax seed is known to maintain blood sugar stability, so that you may feel full longer. Feeling full longer means that you may be able to make more active lifestyle choices in between meals, instead of making the choice to eat too many snacks.


For over 30 years, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. has offered a very effective and successful Weight Management Program. Arthur Frank, MD, MS, has been medical director of The Weight Management Program since he created it in 1976. The Program includes the addition of stabilized ground flax seed as a nutritional mechanism to deliver fiber and essential fatty acids – in conjunction with a low calorie diet. Since October of 1999, the Weight Management Program has chosen to provide ENRECO’s stabilized ground fortified flax for their participants (ENRECO®, INC. is Omega Fields Health’s former parent company). For more information on George Washington University’s Weight Management Program, call 202-223-3077.


Omega-3 In Flax - Maintain Mental Balance
Many of us have heard about the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in our diet. Now there's scientific research that shows omega-3s help maintain mental balance, according to test results from a study in Taiwan. Doctors discovered that global areas with a large consumption of omega-3s, maintain mental balance. The study appears in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry


Good sources of omega-3 fatty acids are fish and fish oil, as well as ground whole flax, and flax seed oil.


Flax - Heart
Flaxseed’s high content of alpha linolenic acids has made the ancient flax seed become our modern amazing food. Alpha linolenic acid is a type of plant-derived omega 3 fatty acid, similar to those found in fish such as salmon. There have been many studies on flax seed that include maintaining cholesterol levels, supporting blood triglyceride, and maintaining blood pressure. It may also maintain platelet fluidity. Flax seed is also easy to include in your everyday diet – especially in the product Simply Omega-3. It has a delicious mild nutty flavor. Love your heart!


Flax - Cell Membrane
Flax seed is the richest plant source of Omega -3 essential fatty acid. Omega 3 may help maintain cell membrane integrity. Cell membrane integrity can be compromised by excess acidity at the cell levels and by too high levels of fatty acids like Omega-6 from vegetable oils, and grain - and trans fats from processed foods, and animal fat products. If those membranes become deformed they cannot facilitate the elimination of metabolic wastes nor can they allow entry to the cell of nutrients. The cell membrane also is important in energy production … the electrolytes of magnesium and potassium inside the cell interact across the cell membrane with the electrolytes sodium and calcium in the fluid outside the cell to produce electrical energy. If the membrane is damaged, calcium and sodium rush into the cell and shut down the life forces.


Stabilized Ground Whole Flax Seed vs Flaxseed Meal
It's important to be aware of the differences between "Stabilized Ground Whole Flaxseed” and "Flaxseed Meal." Many consumers are not aware of the fact that "Flaxseed Meal" actually refers to the by-product of the oil pressing process. In this case, the oil is either pressed out of the seed and sold as Flaxseed Oil or it is chemically removed from the seed and sold as Linseed Oil. The remaining dietary fiber and protein is sold as "Flaxseed Meal". The Omega 3 fatty acids have been removed; therefore you are not receiving 100% of the nutritional value of the seed. Flaxseed Meal is also significantly less stable than Stabilized Ground Whole Flaxseed because although most of the oil has been pressed out of the seed, the minimal amount of oil that is left is subject to rapid oxidation due to extensive damage done to the seed matrix during the oil pressing and removing processes. Because many consumers are not aware that there is a difference – we encourage you to be sure to read the product label carefully.


Flax Oil vs Ground Flax Seed
According to the Health Sciences Institute, the most effective way to eat flax seeds is in the ground form. This is when the flax seed oil and fiber is the most bioavailable. Flax seed has a mild, nutty flavor and is much more palatable in the ground form than straight pressed flax seed oil. Further, one quarter cup of ground flax seed is the equivalent of 17 flax seed oil capsules, so there is substantial savings.


Better Than The Competition
You can have confidence in the Premium, Human-Grade, Non-GMO, 99.9% Pure, Stabilized, Ground, Fortified Flaxseed we use in our Simply Omega-3 formula. 

Proprietary stabilization technology provides a stable, ground, fortified organic flaxseed composition as a rich source of Omega-3 in the diet.

Proprietary stabilization technology binds (chelates) the naturally-occurring lignans (powerful antioxidants) in the flax seed to those wonderful Omega-3 essential fatty acids. Therefore, when the flax seeds are ground, the antioxidants serve to protect the integrity of the essential fatty acids for a full eighteen months.


Above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Nutrition & Usage
Nutrition & Usage

Ingredients:
Stabilized Ground Whole Organic Flaxseed, Zinc Sulfate, Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)


Guaranteed Analysis:
Servings Size: 2 Tablespoons (15 grams)
Servings Per Container: 30
Calories: 70
Calories from Fat: 50
Total Fat: 6 g   (9% Daily Value*)
   Saturated Fat: 0 g   (0% Daily Value*)
   Trans Fat: 0 g
   Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g
   Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g
Total Carbohydrates: 4 g   (2% Daily Value*)
   Dietary Fiber: 4 g   (16% Daily Value*)
   Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 3 g
Niacin: 0.8 mg   (4% Daily Value*)
Vitamin B-6: 1.5 mg   (80% Daily Value*)
Pantothenic Acid: 1.1 mg   (10% Daily Value*)
Calcium: 60 mg   (6% Daily Value*)
Zinc: 4 mg   (25% Daily Value*) 
Manganese: 1.2 mg   (60% Daily Value*)
Chromium: 15 mcg (15% Daily Value*) 
Alpha Linolenic (Omega-3): 3,000 mg**   (†)
Linoleic (Omega-6): 600 mg**  (†)
Oleic (Omega-9): 1,350 mg**   (†)


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Omega Content:
Alpha Linolenic (Omega-3): 3,000 mg** (†)
Linoleic (Omega-6): 600 mg**  (†)
Oleic (Omega-9): 1,350 mg**   (†) 


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
† Daily Value not established.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Recommended Usage:
Mix a rounded tablespoon of Simply Omega-3 in food or drink, twice daily. Try it mixed with eggs, cereal, juice, yogurt, applesauce, or on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.


The best way to take Simply Omega-3 is the way YOU and your family find it the easiest and most convenient – find the way you like it best, and then - just do it!  The ideal is for Simply Omega-3 to become part of your daily diet!


We’ve collected wonderfully delicious recipes for cooking or baking as well. (Shhh! Your family won’t even know it’s in there!)


Storage:
The stabilized, ground, fortified flaxseed used in Simply Omega-3 utilizes proprietary stabilization technology. The powerful nutrients in Simply Omega-3 are locked in and guaranteed stable for at least 18 months with no signs of rancidity or loss of nutritional value. No need for refrigeration. Best if stored in a cool, dry place.

Note: Freezing does extend the stability even longer!


Sizes Available:
Available in a convenient and resealable 2 lb pouch – approximately 60 servings.

Industry Accolades
Industry Accolades

ABC Clinical Guide CoverOnly Branded Flaxseed Product Listed IN THE ABC CLINICAL GUIDE TO HERBS


We are pleased to offer detailed scientific information concerning flax(Linum usitatissimum L.) as published in the American Botanical Council’s THE ABC CLINICAL GUIDE TO HERBS 2003 edition (click on “Read” for those 11 pages – along with the cover).


The American Botanical Council (ABC) is a 501©(3) educational nonprofit organization providing science-based and traditional information to promote the responsible use of herbal medicine. Visit http://www.herbalgram.org/ for more information.


That same safe and convenient stabilized ground flax seed is found in Simply Omega-3 and Mega Omega. In fact – stabilized ground flaxseed (the base of Simply Omega-3 and Mega Omega) from ENRECO®, Inc. (Omega Fields’ former parent company) is the only branded product listed in the chapter on FLAX (Linum usitatissimum L.) - see page 148 -  because ENRECO’s stabilized, ground flaxseed had been utilized in a clinical study concerning flax supplementation and prostate cancer*.


*Demark-Wahnefried W, Price DT, Polascik TJ, et al. Pilot study of dietary fat restriction and flaxseed supplementation in men with prostate cancer before surgery: Exploring the effects of hormonal levels, prostate-specific antigen, and histopathological features. Urology 2001;589:47-52 (see page 152). ... “Read

Testimonials
Testimonials
  • "No More Painful Days and Nights"

    When I started using Simply Omega-3, I was most interested in the heart healthy aspects of flax. I had tried fish oil but just couldn't get past the odor. What I quickly found out was that Simply Omega flax had the added benefit of keeping my irritable bowel under control. I had tried many supplements and drugs over the years without success. Painful days and sleepless nights were the norm several times each week. But shortly after I started taking a daily serving of Simply Omega-3 those symptoms became a rarity. Although I don't usually like yogurt, when I mixed in my serving of Simply Omega, I found that the slightly nutty taste made getting that extra serving of dairy a daily pleasure. I'll never be without this supplement again. Thank you for a fine product at an affordable price.

  • "Simply Omega-3 Product Review by 1840 Farm"

    Every day I find myself preparing breakfast for the children gathered around our farmhouse table. I try to balance great flavor with solid nutrition when serving them the first meal of the day. It isn't always easy. So many breakfast options, especially those aimed at children, provide one while sacrificing the other.
    I decided to focus on a healthy product that both of my children love: yogurt. I was confident that I would be able to develop a recipe that would delight their taste buds and deliver the nutrition they needed to start their day off right.
    I started out simply by adding fresh fruit to plain yogurt. We had a record-breaking crop of red and blackcap raspberries this summer, so I layered yogurt with fresh berries in small jelly canning jars with reusable plastic lids. I prepared them the night before and was able to serve them in moments when it was time for breakfast the next morning.
    The parfaits were a hit, but they seemed to be lacking a little texture. I had seen numerous recipes on blogs and Pinterest boards that combined yogurt and raw oats. I always have old fashioned oats in the pantry, so I added a bit to the yogurt before layering it in the jars one evening.
    The next morning, I discovered that the oats had softened and the mixture had taken on an almost pudding like consistency. It was thick and delicious, with just a hint of the texture I had been looking for. By the end of the first week, everyone in the house had decided that these yogurt parfaits were our new favorite breakfast dish.
    Around the time that I found myself making these parfaits every day, I received a new product to evaluate here at 1840 Farm. As luck would have it, this new product was delicious, nutritious, and quite possible the perfect topping for our yogurt breakfast parfaits.
    Omega Fields sent me a collection of products including a bag of their Simply Omega-3 product to evaluate in preparation for a giveaway for the members of The 1840 Farm Community. The morning after they arrived, I added a teaspoon of the Simply Omega-3 to the top of my parfait. It added a lovely texture and flavor to my parfait. It had made it even more delicious.
    I wasn't the only one who loved the flavor and texture that the ground flaxseed added to our parfaits. I loved being able to sprinkle a little on my children's breakfast knowing that they loved the taste and that it also delivered a healthy dose of fiber and Omega-3 in an all natural formula without any added sweeteners.

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FAQ
FAQ

Q. I am a registered dietitian and had a client tell me that she was told not to eat much of flax seed because it has high amounts of sugar. I advised her otherwise but wanted to get your thoughts.

A. Concerning the sugar content of flaxseed, an outstanding “Super Food”, we are pleased to share the very low 4.4% Non Structural Carbohydrate lab results (which is 0.6% Starch and 3.8% Sugar) for ground flaxseed.

Not only is ground flaxseed very low in sugar, but it is the highest plant-food source of crucially needed Omega-3 essential fatty acids – also rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, lignans -- and it has the best soluble fiber as well as insoluble fiber!

Additionally, for your information, please see below a reference to flax and diabetes from the book -- Flax Your Way To Better Health, pps. 44-46 .This little book was very well researched and written by Jan Reinhardt-Martin, a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, who is very committed to researching the great potential of flax for the diet.

“FLAX YOUR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH – pages 44-46”

“Flax Fights Diabetes: It has been discovered that the omega-3 fat and high fiber content in flax may play a role in the fight against diabetes. How? These substances help to control the level of blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglycerides in your body. Here’s the lowdown on how this works.

Blood sugar regulation: Diabetes comes in two forms: Type I of childhood diabetes; and Type II, otherwise known as adult-onset diabetes. In both forms of the disease, the treatment goal is to bring high levels of blood sugar under control. Flax may help in reaching this treatment goal. In a 1993 study conducted by researcher of the University of Toronto, test subjects – healthy, non-diabetic people – were given one of two types of bread at breakfast. The first group got bread made with a total of about five tablespoons of ground flaxseed, while the second group got bread made with white wheat flour. The findings clearly showed that flax had an immediate impact on blood sugar levels: when tested an hour after breakfast, the blood sugar levels of subjects getting flaxseed-based bread fell 28 percent compared with their counterparts.

Two years later, the same researchers replicated their results in a somewhat longer (four weeks) trial. This time, test subjects ate either flaxseed muffins or muffins made of regular wheat-flour at breakfast. Once again, blood sugar levels in the flaxseed group were lower after breakfast.

While the researchers have clearly demonstrated that flax had a significant effect on blood sugar levels, they are still not sure just what is causing this benefit. They are beginning to suspect, however, that the water-soluble fibers in flax may play a key role. One of these fiber types, called mucilage, is contained in the outer part of the seed. When scientists take concentrated mucilage and add it to sugar water, they have found that the percentage of the sugar in the water decreases by about 27 percent! What’s happening? The high viscosity of the mucilage appears to entrap the sugar, keeping it from spreading freely throughout the water. In your body, this same effect slows the absorption of sugar, slowing its passage into the blood.

While flax certainly seems to help manage blood sugar levels for diabetics, not all forms of flax currently on the market are likely to provide the same benefit. Flax oil, for example, lacks the fibers of the flaxseed, and it appears to have no effect on blood sugar levels. So far there’s not a product that isolates the fiber from the flax, and I somehow doubt that murky mucilage or drinks based on soluble flax fiber will appeal to the designer-beverage crowd. The most palatable way to go is simply to add – you guessed it – flaxseed to your diet.

Fighting blood fats: In addition to high blood sugar, diabetics tend to have higher than normal levels of blood fats or lipids: cholesterol and triglycerides. Compounding the problem, these substances also raise the risk of heart disease, so there’s twice the reason to try to get them under control. And here, too, flax can help.

As you’ve already learned, ground flaxseed appears to have phenomenal powers to lower cholesterol and triglyceride-levels. That would appear to make flaxseed just what the doctor ordered for diabetics. On the other hand, flaxseed oil, once again, seems to be far less useful than ground flaxseed. In two University of Alberta, Canada, studies published in 1996 and 1997, diabetics supplemented their diets with either a flaxseed oil or fish oil supplement for three months. Neither of the supplements had any effect on cholesterol levels, and only the fish oil lowered triglycerides. This suggests that you’re best advised to use the more complete flaxse3ed variant rather than relying on the limited nutrients found in the oil.

Flax and insulin: Insulin is your body’s most important ally when it comes to regulating blood sugar. Insulin acts like an “usher,” escorting sugar from the blood into the body’s cells, where it can be used for energy. People with Type I diabetes, however, produce little or none of this helpful hormone. Sugar therefore builds up in the blood, and the cells don’t get the fuel they need.

In Type II diabetes, the body produces insulin, but some cells simply refuse to interact with it. When the hormone tries to transport sugar from the blood to the cells where it belongs, the cells refuse to recognize it and won’t let the sugar pass through their walls. In this case, once again, the blood sugar doesn’t get into the cells and remains in the bloodstream.

Research on animals suggest that flax is helpful in this second scenario. A South Dakota State University study, presented at the 55th Conference of the Flax Institute of the United States in 1994, found that the addition of flaxseed to a rat’s diet appears to re-sensitize “insulin resistant” receptors in the animal’s calls. This is great news for diabetics, because the more insulin receptors you have available, the better control you have over your blood sugar levels. Still, this research is only preliminary. More studies need to be done to confirm such important findings.”


Flax is one of those little gems that has been gaining in popularity. Here are just a few more of the many ways that flax can help maintain your overall health.

• Flax is high in Omega-3 Fatty Acids which are shown to help maintain cellular fluidity. By incorporating Omega-3 fatty acids into your diet, you help support your immune system and give your body tools to maintain functional integrity.

• Flax seed has one of the highest fiber contents which helps maintain cholesterol levels, blood sugar stability and bowel regularity.

• Flax seed is high in phytochemicals which build the immune system and promote cellular integrity.

• Flax seed is high in lignans which help maintain female hormones, fertility integrity, pre-menopausal comfort, and breast integrity, as well as blood sugar levels.

• Flax seed is high in most of the B vitamins as well as manganese and magnesium. There is scientific evidence that B vitamins support metabolism, maintain glowing skin and muscle tone, support immune and nervous system function, promote cell growth, and maintain pancreatic integrity.

Safe and convenient stabilized ground flax seed can be found in the premium supplement - Simply Omega-3

Q. Does flaxseed help with weight loss?

A. One of our customers was turned on to flax by word-of-mouth from a friend who lost over 100 pounds and claimed the only dietary/lifestyle change was the addition of stabilized ground flax seed to the diet. Please note that this has not been the case with every person that consumes flax seed, but according to anecdotal evidence may be quite common. Flax seed is known to maintain blood sugar stability, so that you may feel full longer. Feeling full longer means that you may be able to make more active lifestyle choices in between meals, instead of making the choice to eat too many calorie-dense and nutritionally-lacking snacks.

For well over 35 years, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. has offered a very effective and successful Weight Management Program. Arthur Frank, MD, MS, has been Medical Director of The Weight Management Program since he created it in 1976. The Program includes the addition of stabilized ground flax seed as a nutritional mechanism to deliver fiber and essential fatty acids – in conjunction with a low calorie diet. Since October of 1999, the Weight Management Program has chosen to provide stabilized ground fortified flax, from ENRECO INC, for their participants. For more information on George Washington University’s Weight Management Program, call 202-223-3077.

The same stabilized ground flaxseed utilized by George Washington University’s Weight Management Program can be found in Simply Omega-3!

Omega Fields' customers can have confidence in the Premium, Human-Grade, Non-GMO, 99.9% Pure, Stabilized, Ground, Fortified, Full-Fat Flaxseed we grind for use in our formulas -- as it is protected from rancidity or loss of nutritional value. It is the whole seed ground, so it contains 100% of the Omega 3 oils naturally present in the flaxseed:

*** Proprietary stabilization technology (developed by our company and patented 25 years ago, this year!) provides a stable, fortified flaxseed composition as a rich source of Omega-3 in the diet. Note: The process is all natural, nothing is added, no chemicals, and the ground flax is kosher certified -- stabilization consists of how we handle and process the seed.

*** Proprietary stabilization technology includes the inclusion of B-6 and Zinc when the seeds are going through the grinding process. B-6 and Zinc not only enhance the stabilization of the essential fatty acids, but also fortify the ground flax seed with the nutrients used by the body when flax seed is being metabolized. Since flaxseed naturally contains B-6 and Zinc antagonists , it is necessary to fortify ground flaxseed with Vitamin B-6 and Zinc to assure proper nutrient absorption.

*** Omega Fields' food-grade facility manufactures to Global Food Safety Initiative standards for human consumption, employing a third party-validated, 5‐log Kill Step and proprietary stabilization processes for long shelf life. All Omega Fields flaxseed-based supplements are certified to SQF 2000 Level 3 standards, are guaranteed pathogen-free with very low total microbial values, and are guaranteed shelf stable for a MINIMUM of one year under ambient storage conditions – no refrigeration or special packaging required!

SQFI (Safe Quality Food Institute) is a world-class, third-party auditing inspection program for food-grade manufacturing plants that establishes and recognizes a standard for consistency in food safety and quality criteria.

The comprehensive SQF inspection includes annual audits of a facility's food safety and quality programs, HACCP program, management systems, pest control programs, operational methods, personnel practices, buildings and equipment maintenance, and cleaning practices. This demanding audit procedure requires complete and continuous adherence to all standards to remain certified.

In addition to SQF 2000 Certification standards, we subscribe to the In-Plant Food Safety and Hygiene Audit Training Program of the Department of Food Safety/Hygiene.

*** Flaxseed is contracted for and purchased from northern climate producers. Because of the rich soil and short, intense growing season -- the flaxseed from northern climates contains a higher percentage of Omega-3.

*** High quality standards mean that we reject more seed than we accept. Who do you think accepts the inferior seed we reject?

Q. I have a bread recipe that calls for 1 cup of flax seed. I use your Simply Omega-3 and was wondering how much less do I use because it is ground? Can you give me any advice on the measurements?

A. According to our on-staff flaxseed expert, Dan Best, you can use 1/3 less ground flaxseed in recipes calling for whole flaxseeds - because of the fact that it is ground. Wishing you happy baking with Simply Omega-3!

Q. Do Omega-3 supplements made from stabilized, ground flax provide the same benefits as Omega-3 supplements made from fish oil?

A. First let's take a look at (1) flax seed supplements and then (2) fish oil supplements:

(1) Flax Seed Supplements:

Flax seed and the oil it contains are considered a whole food. Flax seeds are a rich source of the essential Omega3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid -- ALA -- (named essential because they must come from outside the body-in the diet). Once consumed, it can be transformed by enzymes in the body to the ultra polyunsaturated fatty acids, eicosapentaenoic acid -- EPA -- and Docosahexaenoic acid -- DHA -- commonly found in fish. ALA, EPA, and DHA form vital structural parts of every one of the billions of cells in the body, especially brain, eye and all organ cells.

Flaxseeds are not only high in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, they are also high in plant lignans -- particularly SDG -- that are believed to play a role in fighting a broad range of cancer types. The plant lignans present in ground flax (43 mg per tablespoon) are fiber-like phytochemicals that are transformed into “animal” lignan in the colon by bacteria. Lignans are naturally found in foods high in dietary fiber, and are structurally similar to estrogens (phyto estrogens). Like natural estrogens, they can bind to estrogen receptors, but without causing abnormal changes. Plant lignans have been shown to help inhibit abnormal cell growth and help the immune system do its job. Flaxseed is the most abundant source of plant lignans. Stabilized ground flaxseed is one of the safest ways to get cancer-fighting Omega-3 and lignans into the body.

Flax seed is a good source of fiber that helps stabilize blood sugar so that you feel full longer and you have the energy to live an active lifestyle in between meals instead of snacking. It also keeps everything flowing consistently through the digestive process -- helping to relieve constipation and aiding in the prevention of colon cancer.

Because of it's high oil content, ground flax seed starts oxidizing as soon as the hard outer shell is broken by grinding. Since flax seeds need to be ground to impart the bioavailability of all its nutrients -- you need to make sure to use stabilized ground flax from a reputable source. This safe and convenient stabilized ground flax seed is found in two products from Omega Fields -- Simply Omega-3™ and Mega Omega®.

(2) Fish Oil Supplements:

Pure encapsulated fish oil supplements (you must make sure they are of highest purity) specifically contain the Omega-3 essential fatty acids -- EPA and DHA. They do not, however, contain ALA, lignans, or fiber. But not all fish oil supplements are equal in value or effectiveness. Many, manufactured from the liver of fish, contain dangerous levels of toxins and pollutants. Others contain unnecessary, sometimes harmful fillers. What this means is that careful scrutiny and selection of high grade concentrated fish oil is absolutely necessary. In high grade concentrated fish oil, most or all of the impurities have been removed and this oil can be concentrated to contain much higher levels of Omega-3s. The most effective and simple strategy is to find an Omega 3 product that has gone through rigorous distillation and testing processes to ensure its purity.
Ultra-Pure Omega-3 Fish Oil and Krill Berry, which we sell on our website, are two such recommended products.

Bottom-line:
Both sources of Omega-3 (stabilized ground flax seed (plant based) and fish oil supplements (animal based)) -- are excellent supplements for anyone looking to supplement Omega-3 in their diet.

Q: I read in MedScape of a urological study involving the use of ENRECO® flaxseed for patients with prostate cancer. I would like to know where to purchase the same product as used.

A: Thank you for your email and your interest in the ENRECO stabilized ground flax seed used in Duke University's urological study for patients with prostate cancer. We are very pleased to have a long-term association with Dr. Wendy Demark-Wahnefreid and Duke University regarding prostate cancer – a topic very relevant to so many men and their families in these times.


Our product, Simply Omega-3, is the same stabilized ground flax that was used by the men in Duke University's urological study for patients with prostate cancer. Simply Omega-3 is our pure stabilized, ground, fortified flax seed supplement - with 2500 mg of Omega-3 per 15 grams (2 Tablespoons) serving. Simply Omega-3 has the highest Omega-3 amount per serving. Note: 30 grams per day was the amount that was recommended in the Duke University Study to help reduce the tumor size and/or help prevent prostate cancer.

Mega Omega® is our new and improved supplement formula using stabilized ground flax, plant and vitamin based antioxidants, and minerals, along with a very healthy dose of Vitamin D-3.

Simply Omega-3 and Mega Omega can be mixed in a fruit smoothie, hot or cold cereal, cottage cheese, juice of your choice, yogurt or pudding, or ice cream AND you can use them in baking and cooking. You can take advantage of quantity discounts when purchasing 6 each or 12 each 1 lb pouches of Simply Omega-3 or Mega Omega.

We are very proud that our stabilized ground flaxseed formulas -- Simply Omega-3 and Mega Omega -- stand strong as premium ground flaxseed supplements in the marketplace today with a 18 month Freshness Guarantee when stored at room temp of 74º F. or less.

Above statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.