LinumLife® is a unique flax ingredient rich in lignans. Lignans are one of the major classes of phytoestrogens, which are estrogen-like chemicals and also act as antioxidants. They are widely distributed in the plant kingdom and can be found in most unrefined grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits.
Flaxseed has been recognized as the richest natural sources of lignans, with a natural lignan concentration that is more than 100 times higher than any other plant source in our diet.
The major lignan in flaxseed is secoiselarisenol – diglucoside (SDG). SDG is a precursor for the formation of enterodiol (END) and enterolactone (ENL), called mammalian lignans, which occurs in the human colon by the action of the bacteria. The similarity in the chemical structure of mammalian lignans and estradiol explains why lignans exert estrogen–like (weakly estrogenic and anti-estrogenic) activities and mediate hormonal effects.
As men age, the level of testosterone in the body gradually decreases and, as a result of it, men experience physical and psychological symptoms. A supplementation with Phytoestrogens like Lignans might help to balance the hormonal levels in men.
Thanks to its hormonal balance promoting properties and its excellent tolerance, LinumLife® is seen as a valuable ingredient with highly attractive positioning opportunities in the growing market for men’s health supporting products.
Possible applications include capsules, tablets, powdered beverages and functional foods.
Characteristic of LinumLife®:
- Contains minimum 20% Lignans as SDG
- Low fat content and high stability due to CO2 extraction.
- Swiss origin
- Complies with high quality standards.
- A natural alternative to support men’s health