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Flaxseed Oil; Male Fertility Benefits?

By: Dr. Gary Bellman on June 6, 2013, 12:58 pm

Flaxseed oil has been used in traditional medicine in treating heart diseases caused by high levels of cholesterol.

Flaxseed oil affects male fertility?
Flaxseed oil contains high levels of essential fatty acid Omega 3 and 6.  It not only helps to eliminate the trans-fat and saturated fat through liver waste elimination, but also helps to increase blood flow to the   reproductive organs– resulting in increased production of sperm count and sperm quality.

Debate over the health benefits and risks of flaxseed and omega-3 fatty acids, in particular alpha-linolenic acid (ALA- a form of omega-3 fatty acids), is ongoing and often contentious.  People tend to become very defensive about their food choices, especially when they are making those choices because they are trying to prevent and/or treat a serious health problem, such as prostate cancer.

Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids
Omega-3 essential fatty acids are vital for for overall health.  However, because the body cannot manufacture them, they must be acquired through diet and/or supplementation. This fact is also true for omega-6 essential fatty acids.  One significant difference between these two types of essential fatty acids is that omega-6s are plentiful and even excessive in the standard American diet, while omega-3s tend to be deficient.


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