Chia Oil for Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Working to lower consumption of saturated fatty acids and trans fatty acids, and increasing the consumption and proportion of plant oils rich in unsaturated fats like mono and polyunsaturated fats, have been a cornerstone of worldwide dietary guidelines.1,2

Recent research on chia oil found a higher intake of ALA reduces the risk of ischemic heart disease (also called coronary heart disease) and is significantly associated with a lower risk of CVD and CHD mortality. Additionally ALA reduces the risk of ventricular arrhythmia by more than 25%, lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, and is associated with lower inflammation, as measured by inflammatory biomarkers. Click here to read the research highlights.

LEHVOSS Nutrition offers Benexia® Xia Oil which is a high quality, researched, and sustainable cold-pressed chia oil. This oil is the richest vegan source of Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) found in Nature and in addition, it contains all the antioxidants and nutritional actives found in Chia seeds. Chia oil has obtained Novel Food approval in Europe for use in food supplements.

For more information, visit our Benexia® Xia Oil dedicated page or contact us.


(1) Mori TA. Marine OMEGA-3 fatty acids in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Fitoterapia 2017;123:51-8.

(2) Watanabe Y, Tatsuno I. Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for cardiovascular diseases: present, past and future. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol 2017;10:865-73.