Waihi Bush Flax Seed Oil 500ml


Flax oil original – A functional food high in omega 3

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Made from 100% pure organic cold pressed flax seed oil, flax original is widely used source of essential fatty acids for topping up Omega-3 levels. It tastes great too.

Waihi Bush Flax seed oil is 61% Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) (an essential fatty acid – this means that your body cannot make it, so you must ingest it), and also contains 17% Omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) and 13% monounsaturated Omega-9 oleic acid.

Research has shown that the majority of western diets are deficient in the Omega-3 essential fatty acids. While our bodies likely evolved on a diet with ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6 nearer to 1:1, researchers have estimated that people on a western-type diet consume more than 20 times as much Omega-6 as Omega-3.  This is because of our animal fat intake and the fact that processed foods are  predominately made with Omega 6 oils. In the long-term this imbalance in fatty acid intake can result in symptoms of poor health.

Why use Flax Seed Oil?

Flax original flax seed oil can help top up your Omega-3 levels if you are experiencing symptoms of Omega-3 deficiency such as:

  • Dry skin and hair conditions, soft or brittle nails. The most common symptom of omega-3 deficiency is some form of skin problem
  • Inflammatory conditions – acne, eczema, psoriasis and arthritis
  • Lowered immunity, slow healing and allergic conditions like asthma
  • Vision problems and dry eyes
  • Learning disorders and behavioural changes like ADHD
  • Mental deterioration, depression, bipolar and mood swings
  • Weakness, low energy and fatigue
  • Tingling sensations in arms and legs
  • Excessive thirst or frequent urination
  • Slow recovery / sore muscles after exercise
Omega-3 fatty acids have also been associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies have found that the Omega-3 in flax seed oil, alpha linolenic acid showed positive results in these areas:
  • Protection against arrhythmia, a common cause of sudden cardiac death
  • Reduction of LDL (bad) cholesterol, a risk factor for atherosclerosis
  • Reduction of inflammation, a risk factor for atherosclerosis
  • Protection against heart attack and stroke
  • Possible beneficial effect on high blood pressure
Athletes looking for enhanced performance, endurance and shortened recovery time can find that flax seed oil helps in these areas due to improved oxygen transfer across cell membranes and faster breakdown of lactic acid.
Anti-inflammatory effects hold promise for cancer prevention and reduction in tumour growth, which can be promoted by inflammation.


Flax original is pressed from certified organic flax seed, Linum usitatissimum (Linseed).   Waihi Bush flax seed oil oil is high quality, extra virgin, unrefined and contains no toxic substances or cholesterol.   It is cold pressed in the absence of light, air and reactive metals and packaged in black HDPE plastic under an inert gas blanket to further protect it against light and oxygen.

Flax original flax seed oil is available in 250ml and 500ml bottles, identifiable by green & silver FSANZ compliant labels.

Nutrition Information

  Quantity per 100g
Energy 3660kJ (875kcal)
Protein 0g
Fat, total 100g
  Saturated Fat 8g
  Trans fatty acid 0g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 78g
    Omega-3 61g
      Alpha linolenic acid 61g
    Omega-6 17g
      Linoleic acid 17g
  Monounsaturated Fat 14g
    Omega-9 14g
      Oleic acid 14g
Carbohydrate, total 0g
  Sugars 0g
Sodium 2mg
Vitamin E (total tocopherols) 9.4mg
Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol equivalents) 2.5mg

Data from Crop & Food, Cawthron and AgriQuality

Additional information

Weight 0.6 kg

Seed Oil, Boost Oil