Flax Hull LignansFlax Hull Lignans Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans are not flax seeds. Rather, they are concentrated directly — using a special process — from flax seed shells, or hulls, which typically don’t make it into the bags of flax seed in the store. Which is a shame, because it turns out the vast majority of the disease fighting lignans in the flax seed are located in the hull that encases the seed. The nutrients contained in flax seeds are highly concentrated in the shells — one teaspoon of Concentrated Flaxs Hull Lignans contains the nutritional equivalent of two gallons of flax seed. Yes, gallons. And flax seed oil? Forget it. There are practically no lignans contained in the oil. You might be wondering what these lignans are exactly. Lignans are a group of chemical compounds found in plants. They’re one of the major classes of phytoestrogens (you might have seen that word before in discussions about soy), which are chemicals that act as antioxidants. Flax seed is the richest source of lignans in the plant kingdom, containing up to 800 times more than any other plant source. There are 27 different lignans in the flax seed and scientists believe they all work together to provide their amazing health benefits. TCM Golden Flaxseed Our ground flaxseed is milled from whole Golden Flaxseed with 99.9% purity, and shipped fresh from the farmers in North Dakota. Our Milled Flaxseed is RCM Flaxseed™ Real Cold Milled. The flax enters the process at room temperature, is milled at room temperature and exits at room temperature. Furthermore, our proprietary milling method does not grind, crush or liberate oil like other processes, making our product very unique. Flaxseed, rich in Omega 3 has been in existence for thousands of years. Hippocrates touted flax for the relief of intestinal discomfort and King Charlemagne passed laws ordering the people to consume flaxseed. Gandhi is quoted, “whenever flaxseed becomes a regular food items among the people, there will be better health” White Kidney Bean Powder Research has shown that kidney beans have more in common with our kidneys than just their shape. They have been proven again and again to have a healing influence on our kidneys. They contain many amino acids, minerals, and vitamins, and are naturally low in sodium, to help maintain healthy retention of fluids in the body, and support renal health. Bovine Kidney Powder Bovine Kidney Powder contains important acids, enzymes, hormone precursors, and innumerable cellular determinants, that regulate cell activity and are the nutritional foundation and building blocks that benefit the corresponding tissues and cells in humans. Defatted Wheat Germ Defatted Wheat Germ provides important vitamins and minerals to promote healthy elimination and help support renal health. Carrot (Root) Powder Carrots help maintain healthy fluid levels. Carrot Root is considered a cleansing medicine, stimulating urine flow, and the removal of waste by the kidneys. Beet (Root) Powder Beets help keep blood clean and circulating. Beet Root is one of the finest cleansing materials for the kidneys and gall bladder. Buy Kidney "Stuff"™ The major lignan in flax seed is called secoisolariciresinol diglucoside (SDG). It’s actually a lignan precursor which means its power isn’t unlocked until it is metabolized by your body. In the intestines, SDG becomes two lignans. A New Process Unlocks This Superfood’s Prowess Though scientists have known for some time that the flax seed hulls have an amazing nutritional profile, they’ve been at a loss as to how to unlock those nutrients. Finally, a farmer invented a chemical-free method of mechanically separating the lignan-rich hulls from the rest of the flax. Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans boast a pure lignan content of up to 65%. Each scoop of the product contains 150-300 mg of SDG per serving. That’s 70 times the amount of SDG typically contained in the same amount of traditional flax seed. In addition to their lignan content, flax seed hulls contain high levels of Omega-3s, as well as off-the-charts antioxidants. To put in in perspective — kale has one of the highest ORAC values (this is the measurement of a food’s antioxidant content) at 1,770 per 100 grams. Concentrated Flax Hull Lignans? They come in at a whopping 19,600 per 100 grams. The hulls also contain 4.3g of fiber and 2.8g of protein in each tablespoon. Kidney Disorder: the kidneys are the major regulators of the water electrolyte, and acid-base (pH) content of the blood and, indirectly, all body fluids. Kidney disease is often the result of damage done to kidneys by exposure to certain drugs or toxins, heavy metals, solvents, poisons or pesticides. Impaired kidney function can also accompany or result from other disorders.* There is growing evidence that dietary phytoestrogens, such as flax lignan, have a beneficial role in chronic renal (kidney) disease. Recent findings from dietary intervention studies performed in animals and human suggest that consumption of flaxseed rich in lignans (concentrated flax hull lignans) retards the development and progression of chronic renal disease.** In a study involving the dietary supplement of concentrated flax hull lignans the research showed the existence of proteinuria, or protein in the urine, which is a sign of severe renal disease. It was noted that lignans produce specific reversible and completive inhibition of PAF. This PAF factor has been implicated with the onset of renal injury. Flaxseed has been investigated in both immune and non-immune models of renal injury. It was concluded that in both models, flaxseed was beneficial in slowing the decline in renal function.