Waihi Bush Organic Flax Seed Oil Certified Organic




  • Certified organic.
  • High quality, extra virgin, unrefined flax seed oil. 

Waihi Bush Flax Seed Oil is pressed from certified organic flax seed, Linum usitatissimum (Linseed). The oil is high quality, extra virgin, unrefined and contains no toxic substances or cholesterol.   It is cold pressed in the absence of light, air and reactive metals and packaged in black HDPE plastic under an inert gas blanket to further protect it against light and oxygen.

Waihi Bush Flax seed oil is 61% Omega-3 alpha linolenic acid (ALA), and also contains 17% Omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) and 13% monounsaturated Omega-9 oleic acid.

Research has shown that the majority of western diets are deficient in the Omega-3 essential fatty acids.   While our bodies evolved on a diet with a 1:1 ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6, all researchers have estimated that   people on a western type diet consume more than 20 times as much Omega-6 as Omega-3 as processed foods are made with predominately Omega 6 oils.   This long-term imbalance in fatty acid intake can result in symptoms of poor health and lack of wellness.

Why use Flax seed oil?

Flax seed oil can top up your Omega-3 levels if you are experiencing symptoms of Omega-3 deficiency such as:

  • Dry skin and hair conditions, soft or brittle nails. The most common symptom is some form of skin problem
  • Inflammatory conditions - acne, eczema, psoriasis and arthritis
  • Lowered immunity, slow healing and allergic conditions like asthma
  • Vision problems and dry eyes
  • Learning disorders and behavioural changes like ADHD
  • Mental deterioration, depression, bipolar and mood swings
  • Weakness, low energy and fatigue
  • Tingling sensations in arms and legs
  • Excessive thirst or frequent urination
  • Slow recovery / sore muscles after excercise

Furthermore, Omega-3 fatty acids have been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.   Studies have found that the Omega-3 in flax seed oil, alpha linolenic acid showed positive results in these areas: 

  • Protection against arrhythmia, a common cause of sudden cardiac death
  • Reduction of LDL cholesterol, a risk factor for atherosclerosis
  • Reduction of inflammation, a risk factor for atherosclerosis
  • Protection against heart attack and stroke
  • Possible beneficial effect on high blood pressure

Athletes looking for enhanced performance, endurance and shortened recovery time can find that flax seed oil helps in these areas due to improved oxygen transfer across cell membranes and faster breakdown of lactic acid.

The anti-inflammatory and increased body oxygen levels which are properties of flax seed oil,   hold promise for cancer prevention and tumour reduction.


100% cold pressed flax seed oil. 

  Quantity per 1000mg capsule
Energy 36.6kJ (8.8 kcal)
Protein 0g
Fat, total 1g
  Saturated Fat 0.08g
  Trans fatty acid 0g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.78g
    Omega-3 0.61g
      Alpha linolenic acid 0.61g
    Omega-6 0.17g
      Linoleic acid 0.17g
  Monounsaturated Fat 0.14g
    Omega-9 0.14g
      Oleic acid 0.14g
Carbohydrate, total 0g
  Sugars 0g
Sodium 0.02mg
Vitamin E (total tocopherols) 0.09mg
Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol equivalents) 0.03mg

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