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Frequently Asked Questions                                            Our eating habits have changed since the
Can everyone take Flaxseed Oil?                                       arrival of processed food:




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Everyone can enjoy the benefits of Flaxseed Oil.                      This graph shows the change in Omega-3 and Omega-6 fat
Adults & Children 13 years and older:                                 consumption over the past million years. Note the reduced
2 teaspoons (1 dessert spoon or 10ml) daily                           consumption of Omega-3 since 1900. It is true to say that
                                                                      we now consume too much Omega-6 and insufficient                                       When it comes to

                                                                                                                                                             OMEGA
Children 6 months to 2 years:
                                                                      Omega-3. To correct this imbalance we need to consume
1 teaspoon every other day
                                                                      more Omega-3, (the richest source is Flaxseed Oil with 52-62%)
Children 2 years to 12 years:                                         whilst reducing Omega-6.
1 teaspoon daily
                                                                      To reduce Omega-6, avoid purchasing products such as
How is Flaxseed Oil taken and when is the best time?
Flaxseed Oil can be taken at any time of the day. It can be
                                                                      Margarine that emphasise ‘polyunsaturated’ and replace with
                                                                      monounsaturated products or products emphasizing Omega-3                               the catch of the day is
added to breakfast cereal (before adding the milk), make a
smoothie, add to salads or taken off the spoon. As Flaxseed
                                                                      such as Melrose OmegaCare Table Spreads.
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                                                                                                                                                             Melrose Flaxseed Oil
Oil is intended to be taken regularly, breakfast is the ideal time.
                                                                                                                           Omega-6
What does it taste like?                                              %
                                                                      Calories
                                                                                                                                                             Essential for good health and
Flaxseed Oil has a nutty buttery taste that is pleasant.              from fats                                                    Omega-3                   well-being, flaxseed oil is
Can you take too much Flaxseed Oil?                                                        6                                                                 nature’s richest source
Yes – you can take too much of anything. Fat or oil intake                         -1x10         -10,000      1800          1900         2000

should not exceed 30% of total kilojoules (calories) per day.                                              YEAR
                                                                                                                                                             of Omega-3.
When taking Flaxseed Oil, you should be mindful of reducing
other fats so total fat is not increased overall.                     The National Health and Medical Research
Why is Flaxseed Oil packaged in opaque containers?                    Council recommends we increase our
Light, especially bluish fluorescent light, is very damaging to       consumption of omega-3 fats5
Omega-3 oils such as Flax and fish oils as it initiates photon        To reverse the present imbalance we need to increase
oxidation. Light is reported to be more damaging than heat.           consumption of oils rich in Omega-3 fatty acids – Flaxseed
Why is Flaxseed Oil kept in the refrigerator?                         (52-62%), Fish Oil (30%) and Cod Liver Oil (up to 25%),
Omega-3 oils such as Flax and Fish oil maintain their freshness       and reduce Omega-6 oils – Safflower, Sunflower, Sesame,
longer when kept at a low temperature. If storage over a              Peanut, most other vegetable oils and fatty meats. The ultimate
long period is necessary it is safe to store in the freezer.          objective is to have an equal (1:1) ratio of Omega-3 and
                                                                      Omega-6 fatty acids.
How long does it keep?
                                                                                                                     Flaxseed, Hemp,
Unopened and refrigerated, Flaxseed Oil has a 12 month dating.                             Omega-3 rich
                                                                                                                     Fish, Mustard
After opening, keep refrigerated and use within 8-10 weeks.           OMEGA
                                                                       OILS
                                                                                                                     Safflower & Sunflower Oils,
                                                                                           Omega-6 rich
                                                                                                                     Sesame, Peanut, Meats




                                                                                      4 Redland Drive Mitcham Victoria Australia 3132
                                                                                      Telephone 03 9874 7800 Free Call 1800 632 254
                                                                                      Website www.melrosehealth.com.au
                               Heart disease - Omega-3 ALA found in Flaxseed oil                                Omega-3 ALA, can be converted in our bodies to the
                               helps maintain a healthy heart .   1                                             longer chain EPA and DHA found in fish oils4.

Why Omega-3?                   Arthritis - Omega 3 fatty acids provide a range of
                               anti inflammatory eicosanoids, reducing the risk of
                                                                                                                Why do Omega-3 rich oils require
                               rheumatoid arthritis2.                                                           special production methods?
Melrose Flaxseed Oil                                                                                            Omega-3 rich oils, such as Flaxseed, need to be produced
provides your body with        Eating the right fats is now essential
                                                                                                                in the absence of air and light and at a temperature as
                                                                                                                low as 35˚C in order to reduce the potential to oxidise.
Omega-3, an essential fat      for optimum health
                                                                                                                Our production process is especially designed to provide
that protects your body        Today, many people are now realising that there is a necessity to                protection from oxidation of Flaxseed oil by:
against the stresses that it   consume the good fats and reduce the harmful fats. The good
                                                                                                                n Seed cleaning to remove broken seed and dust
                               fats are the two essential fats: Omega-3 Alpha Linolenic Acid
encounters everyday.           (ALA) also called superpolyunsaturated and Omega-6 Linoleic
                                                                                                                   from the harvest
                                                                                                                n Pressing at 35˚C under nitrogen
                               Acid (LA), more commonly known as polyunsaturated fat.
                                                                                                                   (in the absence of air and light)
                               n   Essential because our bodies cannot exist without them                       n Sediment settling whilst under refrigeration
                               n   Must come from food, as our bodies cannot make them                          n Simple filtration through a plate and frame filter
                               n   Omega-3 is as important as protein, minerals and vitamins                    n Bottling in nitrogen flushed bottles
                               n   Flaxseed oil has 50% more Omega-3 than fish oils                             n Refrigerated storage and transport


                               Why do I need essential fats?                                                    Organic
                               The essential fats act as lubricants, cushions and insulators,                   Wherever possible it is important to buy “certified”
                               guarding against the stresses that we encounter. They provide                    organic oils. Melrose oils are certified organic by
                               structural rigidity to cell membranes, and specifically in the case              ACO (Australian Certified Organic). Oils that are titled
                               of the Omega-3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), provide a range of                    ‘Chemical Free’, have been tested for pesticides, fungicides
                               anti-inflammatory eicosanoids2. ALA is also known to disperse                    and weedicides by NATA approved laboratories and found
                               platelet aggregates in the blood3.                                               to be below the level of detection.
                               Other papers4 explore the possibility of ALA increasing
                               the tissue concentration of DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid),                          Weight
                               a special fatty acid stored in the brain – “brain food” with                     Re-arranging the type of fats consumed by reducing
                               implications for improving visual acuity and enriching brain                     Omega-6 & saturated fats and increasing Omega-3
                               cell communication and development.                                              does not increase weight.


                                     References
                                   1. D.Mozaffarin. Does      2. E. Mantzioris, M.J.          3. Allman MA, Pena MM, Pang        4. Das UN. Essential   5. National Health &
                                      Alpha Linolenic            James, R.A. Gibson and          D. Supplementation with            Fatty Acids – A        Medical Research
                                      Acid reduce the risk       L.G. Cleland. Dietary           flaxseed oil versus sunflower      review. Curr.          Council. The role of
                                      of heart disease?          Substitution with Linolenic     oil in healthy young men           Phar,. Biotechnol      polyunsaturated fats in
                                      A review of the            acid – rich vegetable oil       consuming a low fat diet:          Dec: 7(6): 467 –       the Australian diet.
                                      evidence. Altern. Ther.    increases eicosapentaenoic      effects on platelet composition    82 2006                1992. AGPS: Canberra
                                      Health Med. 11(3):         acid concentration in           and function. Eur J Clin Nutr.
                                      24-32 2005                 tissues. Am J Clin Nutr 1994    1995;49:169-178

				
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