Flaxseed oil comes from the seeds of the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum L.) and it contains both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Experts suggest that Flaxseed Oil could be the most important health-promoting supplement next to a multi-vitamin. Nearly every system in the body can benefit from flax plant's natural properties, including the cardiovascular system, immune system, circulatory system, reproductive system, nervous system, as well as the joints. Flaxseed oil is also effective in fighting high cholesterol, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and a variety of other health conditions.
Omega-3 is a group of fatty acids essential to the maintenance of good health, but cannot be made naturally within the human body. Flaxseed Oil is considered to be nature's richest source of omega-3 fatty acids, providing approximately 50% more than fish oil. Flaxseed Oil also contains Omega-6 and Omega-9 essential fatty acids, B vitamins, potassium, lecithin, magnesium, fiber, protein, and zinc.