All About Nutrition

Nutrition Questions and Answers

Vital Health Zone is proud to announce Lesa Rusher, who is our resident naturopathic expert and who is available to answer questions about nutrition and health.

Lesa Rusher is a qualified naturopath with a thriving business in Canberra, Australia and has a wealth of experience treating clients on a variety of health issues. Lesa Rusher's full credentials can be found in our experts area.

Lesa Rusher will answer your nutrition-related questions.

Q: I have purchased flaxseed oil capsules that are not organic from Enervite Health. Apart from the obvious with organic and non organic am I going to get similar health benefits from taking the non organic flaxseed capsules??


A: Flaxseed oil is an excellent source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a plant form of the anti-inflammatory omega-3 essential fatty acid, which is good for maintaining the health of the heart and rest of the cardiovascular system.

The benefits of organic vs non-organic flaxseed oil can be varied, depending on the growing, pressing and processing method used to produce the final product. You should check with the manufacturer of the flaxseed oil you have purchased to check what certifications their oils have (if any), where their product is produced and how it is produced and decide if you want to try an organic form when you complete your current package of supplements. The other concern you may have is whether or not the flaxseeds are grown without any genetic modified organism (GMO) - organic farming bans GMO in it's crops, whereas non-organic farming may or may not use them.

Your best solution is to ask questions of the manufacturer of your supplement and if you are happy with their answers, then keep using the product.

Please note that the information provided is for educational purposes only and is not meant to diagnose or treat medical conditions. Consult with your medical physician regarding appropriateness of using supplements in your healing process.


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