-Mucilage is Soluble fiber that HEALS + PROTECTS the colon~
Flax Mucilage is a type of Soluble Fiber that is important for protecting and healing the colon.
It is a thick, gelatinous substance that swells as it absorbs water and includes proteins. It has medicinal properties by acting as:
an emollient to help soothe, soften, and heal tissue (think of a moisturizer, aka an emollient) and
a demulcent, which soothes, protects and heals the internal tissues of the body including the intestines from irritation and inflammation
Benefits of Mucilage on Health:
a great stool softener and promotes regular bowel movements, which prevents toxicity and help decrease bad LDL cholesterol
helps promote good flora in the gut which protects us from the bacteria that is harmful
Helps to decrease or eliminate cravings that come from low blood sugar + the body's need for good fats and fiber -this helps maintain good blood sugars and maintain healthy weight. Weight loss and flax seed are serious partners and can help you to stop food cravings while your body gets the nutrition it so badly needs!
Reduces irritations of the gut, which is especially beneficial for people who have IBS (irritable bowel), diverticuli, and other intestinal problems.
"Even at the full price the Cold Milled Flax is still cheaper than Metamucil or other fiber supplements that run about $12 for only 15 ounces! That's a great deal!" -K.A.
"Ellie, Thanks for your email. Just a short testament: Have been trying for years to get my cholesterol numbers to be on the healthy side. Got your flax at the farmers market this past summer and took your advice on consuming it. Had a blood test 2 weeks ago and my Cholesterol number is at 181, down from 262. Healthy eating and exercise: definitely the way to go. Thanks again."
-- Peter W.
"I have several health problems: Type 2 Diabetes + Constipation being my top complaints. When I was introduced to Golden Flax seed, I was drinking fiber daily + lived on Senna. I no longer have to buy Senna or fiber."
"My hot flashes were so bad and I had up to 3 or 4 times in the night. My sleep was interrupted, not to mention the embarrassment of breaking out in a sweat and a red face during conversations.... Oh boy, I have not had a hot flash for about 3 weeks."
"The best thing that happened is that it has really helped stabilize my blood sugar. When blood sugar is stable without a lot of peaks + valleys, it's easier to lose weight + I'm game for that."
-- Thanks, Sherrie