HIV/AIDs research has been ongoing for decades and has contributed to a broader knowledge of the disease. In addition, advancements in medicine have led to breakthroughs in the treatment and care of HIV/AIDs patients. While many studies have been medicinal, others have focused on more natural approaches to treating HIV/AIDs, such as supplementing the diet with flax lignans.
Though flax has been around for centuries and is known to have excellent health benefits, more extensive research has only recently begun to be conducted. These scientific studies have shown that lignans, found in the hull of flaxseed, can be beneficial for a variety of health conditions, including the treatment of HIV/AIDs.
Lignans are one of the most potent forms of flax and contain high concentrations of phytonutrients and phytoestrogens such as secoisolariciresinol diglycoside (SDG). They also contain powerful antiproliferative and antiangiogenic antioxidants. A study by the AIDs Research & Assistance Institute suggests the antioxidants found in lignans may reduce the viral loads of those with HIV/AIDs, lessen symptoms, and help to improve immune system function. The same study was duplicated in Durban, South Africa, and achieved similar results. The findings of both studies revealed that flax hull lignans could improve the overall health and well-being of HIV/AIDs patients.
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