Flaxseed has been the focus of increased interest in the science of diet and disease research due to the potential health beneﬁts associated with some of its biologically active components.
Flax seeds, also known as flax or linseed, come from the flax plant and contain lignans, which are believed to be beneficial for the heart and prevent some cancers. Flax seeds are also a great plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to benefit cardiovascular health, prevent cancer, and have positive effects on the brain and immune system. In addition, flax seeds are excellent sources of calcium and fiber.
While many of the health benefits thought to belong to flaxseed oil belong to conditions of both sexes, there are some touted benefits for men’s sexual health conditions as well.
Flax seeds increase libido
Regular (daily use) of flaxseeds helps to increase testosterone in the body, a natural male sex hormone. This naturally results in a natural increase in the normal effects associated with testosterone such as libido and male sexual characteristics e.g. development and growth of sexual organs including penis, and testis. As mentioned earlier, besides enhancing sex drive, flax seeds also contain essential fatty acids, including omega-3 and omega-6, which are the major building blocks of all sex hormones.
Flax seeds promote male fertility
The ingredients in flaxseed oil help to keep the sperm healthy and may also help male impotence. Therefore, flaxseed oil is a very good herbal supplement to consider taking while trying to promote fertility and achieve conception.
L-Arginine is a common amino acid and protein that goes a long way toward supporting sexual health through its ability to promote high sperm counts. While supporting health in general, it can be found in supplement form, but is already common in many foods such as peanuts, walnuts and cashews. Flax seeds are great sources of this amino acid.
Flax seeds improve sexual performance
It is believed that the oil present in flaxseeds increase blood flow through the penis, resulting in larger, firmer and longer erections. It should be noted that this oil is derived from flaxseed from the flax plant, a naturally occurring plant, and is also referred to as linseed oil. While both flaxseed whole and flaxseed oil contain the beneficial alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), flaxseed oil does not contain the lignan and fiber of the unprocessed flaxseed.
All in all, flax seed is making its mark in the world’s food supply as a functional food that is also very important for male sexual health. It delivers an overall general and sexual health boost beyond what might be expected from its traditional nutrient content. Being rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the essential omega-3 fatty acid, and phytochemicals such as lignans, Flax seed is now considered as one of the most important ingredients in general dietary as well as specific sexual health supplements.