Flax to Go was developed by Kelli Skwark, who has been a strong proponent of flax consumption and its associated health benefits throughout her 20-year nutrition counselling career. Kelli now focuses on the development of functional food products that deliver recognized health benefits to consumers.
In 2014, based on the strength of scientific data, Health Canada approved a health claim linking the consumption of ground whole flaxseed to the lowering of blood cholesterol — a major risk factor for heart disease.
The three main health-promoting components in ground flaxseed are: omega 3 fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), plant lignans and soluble fibre.
Canada is the only country in the world to allow a cholesterol lowering, health-related claim for flaxseed.