Alpha linolenic acid is an omega 3 fatty acid as found in chia, flax, hemp, walnuts, soy, and kiwi.
Links to Plants Containing Alpha Linolenic Acid
The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use of any herb listed.
- Hyperlipidemia was reduced in fat rats via alpha linolenic acid rich flaxseed oil. From: Vijaimohan, K., Jainu, M., Sabitha, K. E., Subramaniyam, S., Anandhan, C., & Devi, C. S. (2006). Beneficial effects of alpha linolenic acid rich flaxseed oil on growth performance and hepatic cholesterol metabolism in high fat diet fed rats. Life sciences, 79(5), 448-454.
- This article reviewed research on the cardiovascular protective effects of omega-3 fatty acids in flaxseed. From: Rodriguez-Leyva, D., Bassett, C. M., McCullough, R., & Pierce, G. N. (2010). The cardiovascular effects of flaxseed and its omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 26(9), 489-496.
By: Kathy Sadowski