The "Flax-Oil Test" - How to Tell if Your Oil is RANCID
- Was it refrigerated in the store? - all rancidity-prone Flax Seed Oils MUST be refrigerated
- Did you smell and taste the oil? - oil paint smell and a scratchy sensation in the back of your throat
- Use within 30 days of opening? - common technologies are certain to result in some degree of rancidity
The 3 common types of commercial pressing of Flax Seed Oil - result in various "non-desired effects". They include harmful pesticide residues, chemical solvents, damage by high pressure, high heat processing, and subsequent refinement that removes important nutrients. All 3 of these pressing technologies produce rancid oils, in differing degrees.
The three ways to get flax oil from flax seeds are to 1) soak them in a chemical solvent, which damages the oil and leaves toxic residues from the chemical solvent, to 2) apply air pressure (called supercritical extraction) or 3) milling followed by an expeller (centrifuge) process. Pressing the oil from the seed requires a lot of force, which generates heat that is damaging to the fragile omega-3 fats. The words "cold pressed" on a flax oil label can be very misleading. Since no external source of heat was used in the expelling process, companies are allowed to say "cold pressed" even though high temperatures were reached during the extraction process.
5 disturbing facts about common Flax Seed Oils
- “heat-treated” (even most "cold-pressed")
- begins to go rancid within 5 MINUTES!
- void of important nutrients!
- contains harmful pesticide and/or chemical residues, like Hexane!
- contain rancid, oxidized (peroxidated) compounds!
Rancid oils can cause degenerative disease - the destruction of vitamins E, F, and A, both in the oil itself and in the body. And there are natural antioxidants present in these oils (BEFORE DAMAGE OCCURS) - that protect these oils from rancidity. (When you oxidize, refine, or other wise damage them, these protective guards are lost!)
Sadly, most Flax Seed Oils become rancid as soon as the bottle is opened. As a result, most Flax Seed Oils are mostly, if not completely void of nutrition, and/or can flat out be rancid-poison. If you do not want to consume bad Flax Seed Oils that may contribute to heart disease and cancer (resulting from rancidity), then you need to do something different:
Here’s what it takes to press "PURE, NEVER-RANCID" Flax Seed Oil:
- Use organic, high-quality source of Flax Seeds
- Unique patented pressing technology, known as "PERFECT PRESS". (this is the ONLY tested & verified pressing technology that escapes rancidity)
- Upon pressing, the Oil is immediately sealed, and stored - in a light protective container. (Light destroys nutrient properties, and damages the structure of the oil.)