The products of LeenLife are fatty acid esters made from high quality flax seed oil. Flax seed oil contains a majority of omega-3 essential fatty acid also known as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), some omega-6 fatty acid (LA) and additional fatty acids and substances. All fatty acids found in flax seed oil are triglycerides. LeenLife transforms the triglycerides to esters. During LeenLife’s proprietary manufacturing process other substances in flax seed oil such as cyanogenic glycosides are removed resulting in a pristine omega fatty acid product.
The reason for processing the fatty acids to esters, is to reduce internal energy and minimum solubility of oxygen. In this manner omega fatty acid esters are resistant to oxidation, polymerization, epoxidation and formation of peroxides, which in turn increases shelf life to over two years. The product is also free of noxious substances and metals. The product is microbiologically clean. These factors protect the valuable health properties of the product.
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).
The digestion of omega fatty acids in the human body is a complicated matter. The human body is a remarkable system and substances ingested are treated by the body on a very selected basis. Many functions performed by the body take time to manifest themselves, taking from one to two months to reach optimum levels. Humans must obtain essential fatty acids from foods because the body does not produce them. Omega-3 fatty acids derived from various vegetable sources, especially high contents found in flaxseed, is an essential fatty acid that the body cannot synthesize itself and hence must be obtained through the diet. This omega-3 (also known as alpha-lenolenic acid; ALA) is metabolized to produce a series of vital molecules that promotes growth in infants, children and maintains good health in adults. With the increased amount of omega-6 found in most diets today, it is necessary to supply ALA to maintain a healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6.
LeenLife Omega 3 is currently being used and tested as a food additive in the following foods sold by global manufacturers in Poland, Australia and Japan:
Breads, Buns, Cookies, Muffins, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Processed Meats, Noodles, Juices, Cheese, Milk Products and Chocolate Bars.
LeenLife has developed a proprietary process to isolate omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids from flax seeds. LeenLife has filed patent applications (PCT/PL2012/00004, US2014/0107034A1) for the following invention: “Health- giving foodstuff containing ethyl esters of fatty acids, namely of flax seed oil, and method for obtaining the same”. These applications for granting patent protection pertain to countries of the European Union (“EU”), the Russian Federation, Ukraine, Republic of Belarus, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Japan, Commonwealth of Australia, New Zealand, Republic of South Africa, State of Israel, Federative Republic of Brazil, United States of America and Canada.