The Ultimate Immune System Booster

Apr 13th 2020

You may have heard the widely known and simplified description of our immune system, which is to fight off illnesses and infections. As you can imagine, that is a very important function of our body! Due to the current climate of the world, many of us are paying more attention to our health and overall wellness[1] these days. While we’ve become more concerned about our well-being, there are many things to consider in terms of how to boost your immune system. Sure, Vitamin C and making dietary changes is great, but it’s not the end-all, be-all option. There are many different vitamins and supplements that are great for boosting your immune system[2] . One of the most potent and beneficial is flax, or more specifically, flax hull lignans. Lignans are found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. Flaxseed has nature’s highest concentration of lignans, and flax hulls contain approximately 70 times more lignans than the seeds.


Flaxseed v. Flax Hull Lignans

You may have seen both of these terms and think they are interchangeable. While very similar, one type tends to give you more bang for your buck: flax hull lignans. Whole flax seeds are composed of three parts: the hull, oil, and the embryo. Lignans are only found in the hull, which makes them a much more concentrated product, and one of the richest sources of Secoisolariciresinol Diglycoside (SDG). While flax hull lignans provide the same benefits as whole flaxseed, you need to consume much less of the product. In fact, one tablespoon of flax hulls has the same lignan nutritional value as two gallons of flax seeds.

Using Flax Hull Lignans to Boost Your Immune System

There is a wide range of health benefits to consuming flax hull lignans[4] . For one thing, lignans are full of antioxidants, fatty acids, fibers, and essential nutrients that improve overall health. Flax hull lignans, which are a type of phytoestrogen[5] , are known to restore hormone balance[6] . They also have anti-aging properties and may help to relieve symptoms of type 1 diabetes[7] . Some studies show that flax may even aid in treating and preventing cancer[8] .

Flax is rich in omega-3 fatty acid ALA[9] (alpha-linolenic acid), which is an anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is one of those things that can cause a slew of issues in your body, and therefore we should decrease it as much as possible. Flax lignans can be used as a natural solution to preventing and reducing inflammation.

To fully maximize the benefits of ALA, it is recommended to ingest concentrated flax hull lignans. Consuming lignans this way helps your body absorb the nutrients quicker much quicker than whole flaxseed or oils, which require additional digestion and slow down the process.

Adding Flax Hull Lignans to Your Diet

Flax hull lignans come in many different varieties to assist with your health goals and fit seamlessly into your daily routines. Hull lignans in powder or oil form can be added into your morning smoothie or mixed in with your favorite recipes. However, if taking an old-fashioned capsule is more your style, that option is also available. For convenience, Rapha Global offers organic, non-GMO flax hull lignans[10] in all three forms: powder, capsule, and oil.

Whether you want to lose weight, enhance brain development, decrease your risk for disease, or simply increase your overall health, flax hull lignans may be the solution you need. As always, if you have concerns about ingesting flax hull lignans, please contact your healthcare provider. For questions regarding Original Flax Hull Lignans, contact the Rapha Global team