LeenLife Omega is a practical and effective product that can be taken directly at a recommended daily dose of ½ – 3/4 teaspoon per day, and it can be used in food processing, either by baking, freezing, or by adding as an oil or emulsion. LeenLife’s proprietary processing produces a stable product resistant to oxidation, a clear advantage for product storage and maintaining long term food quality. For example, if LeenLife is used in the production of bread, the quality of the omega fatty acids remain constant, and the bread does not show signs of oxidation (rancidity) within the shelf life. It is useful to point out that whole flaxseeds can be baked into bread and there is probably very low oxidation, but the human body cannot digest whole flaxseeds unless you chew each seed thoroughly. Flaxseed meal or oil will become rancid if not protected from prolonged exposure to air, light and heat.
The recommended daily dosage of ½ – 3/4 teaspoon of LeenLife Omega 3 is based on 1.1 g ALA/day for women and 1.6 g ALA/day for men. Reference: Institute of Medicine. 2002. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids,Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids, National Academies Press, Washington, DC, p 7-1— 7-69(dietary fiber), 8-1— 8-97 (fat and fatty acids).