It is a rich plant source of Omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed oil supports overall good health by providing both the Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids which are necessary for healthy body functions. Flaxseed Oil capsules are an excellent source of essential fatty acids (EFA). It is one of the richest sources of omega 3 fatty acids, but also contains omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids. EFA contribute to a healthy skin and have successfully used for dry skin conditions. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) is a major source of DHA (omega 3) which is a major constituent of the brain. These EFA decline with age and it is believed a deficiency can lead to reduced cognitive function over time. They are also believed to be of use with the functioning of cell membranes and are thought to be helpful in certain inflammatory conditions.