Our premium quality, unrefined flax seed oil is hexane-free. Hexane is a chemical solvent used by many manufacturers to extract the oil from the seed, and can be extremely allergic for dogs and cats. Solid Gold Flax Seed Oil is expeller-pressed to maintain levels of free fatty acids and protective, anti-oxidant nutrients. The health benefits of supplementation with flax seed oil for pets are numerous.
Flax seed oil is rich in Omega 3 and 6 Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) which are protective against degenerative disease and illness, including bone and joint problems, cancer, cardiovascular, kidney and auto-immune disease. Flax seed oil is excellent for improving skin conditions such as dandruff or allergic irritation. It also improves the silkiness and sheen of he coat and helps to heal dry, cracked paws. Flax seed oil can be used in conjunction with Solid Gold SeaMeal, for immune-related problems. The essential fatty acids found in flax seed oil are components of nerve cells and cell membranes. Flax seed oil is also one of the best known sources of lignin, which are compounds that are thought to have powerful anti-cancer, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties, according to Dr. Michael T. Murray, ND, a leading researcher and author of the book The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine. Our Solid Gold Flax Seed Oil contains a natural, patented rosemary-based anti-oxidant formula to extend the shelf life of this product without the use of artificial, chemical preservatives. Our flax oil is good for up to one year without the need for refrigeration, if stored at room temperature. However, refrigeration of the product (particularly after opening) will slow the development of peroxides (which cause rancidity) even further.
Dr. Johanna Budwig, a world-renowned scientist and biochemist, claims that conditions such as cancer and arthritis are nothing more than a breakdown of the immune system. She has been nominated seven times for the Nobel Prize, for her research on the connection between cancer and fat metabolism. Dr. Budgwig’s book is entitled, “Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer & Other Diseases” and is available from the “Books” section.
I got Baxter from the shelter, and he had horrible allergies. I changed his diet to Solid Gold adult food, and it seemed to help, but the dry patches never completely healed. I got one of their catalogs and read about Sea Meal and their flax seed oil and decided to try them. Within a couple of months, his skin was ccompletely healed, and his coat is beautiful. Everone comments on how soft and shiny it is.