Melrose Omega Fibre (Flaxseed Fibre) Organic 300g
People generally overlook the importance of the digestive system in the maintenance of good health. Our digestive system is responsible for processing food so that it can be transported to the cells for energy, growth and development. With such a vital role the digestive system needs to be cared for daily.
Fibre helps food move through the bowel more easily and aids in the elimination of wastes including cholesterol and excess hormones. A diet high in fibre may reduce the risk of colon cancer (1) and may reduce blood cholesterol levels (2).
When the bowel and digestive system do not actively work it results in a reduction in the frequency of bowel movements or the occurrence of hard bowel movements. It is a problem that most people have experienced. Treatment has traditionally been with pharmaceutical laxatives which increase propulsive activity of the intestines by causing local irritation of the intestinal wall.
This can lead to dependency as the muscles of the intestinal tract become lazy. Malabsorption can also occur as transit time is too quick for nutrients to be absorbed by the body.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is this different to a laxative?
Melrose Omega Fibre is based on Australian Organic Golden Flaxseed Meal, Licorice Root, Slippery Elm Bark Powder and Aloe Vera Juice Powder.
Melrose Omega Fibre supports a gentle cleansing of the intestinal tract and may be taken on a daily basis without the worry of dependency.
How does Melrose Omega fibre work?
Omega Fibre has a mucilaginous bulking agent, providing both soluble and insoluble fibre to aid regular bowel movement.
The flaxseed meal in Omega Fibre works in two ways:
1. The mucilage is an excellent bulking agent making the stools more voluminous providing mechanical stimulation of the bowel
2. The oily constituent of flaxseeds provides a lubricating action.
Omega Fibre contains high levels of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. It contains high levels of soluble fibre that is reported to help reduce blood cholesterol and the incidence of colon cancer. Omega Fibre contains the highest dietary source of plant lignans that recent studies suggest may be anti-cancer agents (3). Omega Fibre also contains omega 3 fatty acid which has been shown to be beneficial in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease (4) and rheumatoid arthritis (5).
Glycyrrhizin, found in Licorice, and its derivative Glycyrrhetinic acid have anti-inflammatory and healing effects on already damaged intestinal mucosa, protecting the intestines from further damage.
Slippery elm is produced from the bark of small elm trees Ulmus fulva and Ulmus rubra. The bark is mucilaginous and when consumed increases the flow of mucous along the gastrointestinal tract. Mucous provides a protective coating to irritated tissues.
The Aloe Vera in Omega Fibre is produced from the gel by dessicant removal of moisture until reaching the dryness of a powder - a concentration of 200 times.
On the addition of moisture the powder is reactivated into Aloe Vera juice with a concentration of 10% in Omega Fibre. The use of Aloe Vera has become of widespread interest supporting and maintaining overall activity levels.
What are the signs of an unhealthy digestive system?
How should I take Omega fibre?
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Sprinkle two heaped teaspoons of Omega Fibre over cereals, fruit, yoghurt or stir into a glass of water or fruit juice.
Suggested Serving Size: 10gm
Ensure an adequate soluble and insoluble fibre intake by eating a variety of unprocessed foods including; Fruit, Vegetables, Whole Grains, Seeds, Legumes. Drink plenty of fluids. Increase exercise.
Omega fibre is available in a 300g tub.
Melrose Omega Fibre is wheat, gluten and psyllium free making it ideal for those with food allergies or the most sensitive intestinal tracts.