FlaxFit is a dietary supplement which provides Omega-3 fatty acids and fiber in a tasty chewable flaxseed tablet. This nutritional powerhouse, flaxseed, is one of the richest sources of Omega-3 fatty acids, and is especially high in Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA). ALA is an essential fatty acid; one not produced by the human body but one that must be consumed in the diet. Omega-3 fatty acids are vital for healthy cell function in various parts of the body. Flaxseed also contains other important nutrients for healthy body function including fiber, cancer preventing lignans, and phytoestrogen. Studies have shown that flaxseed can fight everything from heart disease and diabetes to even breast cancer (1). As scientists make additional discoveries about the health benefits of flaxseed, its importance as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle will continue to increase.
In order to get all the benefits of flaxseed, the seed needs to be ground or milled because the body cannot absorb the seed itself due to the layer of fiber coating the seed which makes it indigestible in its natural state. Akina, Incorporated, has taken the ground golden flaxseed powder and bonded it together to create a chewable flaxseed tablet that provides a much more convenient and easy way to enjoy this nutritional powerhouse seed.
Until now, capsules of flaxseed oil were typically the easiest way to include flax in your diet. However, flaxseed oil only uses part of the seed, leaving out the valuable fiber and lignans that you find in the ground flaxseed (on top of being costly to consumers). Another method is to use the ground powder and mix it into your diet by adding it to cereals, oatmeals, smoothies, or baking. While these methods give you all the benefits of flaxseed, they can be inconvenient and cause you to not get an adequate amount of flax a day if forgotten or neglected. Ground flaxseed can also create muddy messes in the bottom of cereal bowls. Putting the ground flaxseed powder into a chewable tablet form is the most convenient way to get all the nutritional benefits of flaxseed.
FlaxFit comes in a resealable package of 270 tablets (310.5 grams). It has 2.8 grams of golden flaxseed and 2 grams of dietary fiber per serving.