LinumLife is a unique flax ingredient rich in lignans. Lignans are intensively researched for their phytoestrogenic effects
Characteristic for phytoestrogens, lignans can weakly bind to estrogen receptors. A sufficient level of these lignans can compete with natural estrogen for the estrogen receptors, resulting in balanced estrogen levels in the blood. This basic mechanism has different effects in men and women.
The main lignan in flax is secoisolariciresinol diglucoside, or SDG. When ingested, micro-organisms in the colon convert SDG into enterodiol and enterolactone, the so-called mammalian lignans. These are the body's own active forms of lignans.