Blackmores Flaxseed Oil 1000mg is a source of beneficial omega-3,6, and 9 fatty acids, in particular it is a rich source of omega-3 containing 60% alpha-linolenic acid. In Western diets today, the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 is significantly lower than recommended. The richest sources of omega-3 are fish and eggs, therefore vegetarians often are at risk of having low levels of omega-3 in their diet. Features and benefits A good balance of these healthy nutrients may: help to reduce inflammation contribute to a healthy heart and cardiovascular system be important for healthy skin and hair A deficiency in essential fatty acids such as omega-3 can lead to dryness, scaliness and redness of the skin. Blackmores’ Flaxseed Oil 1000mg is: Pure & organic (utilising organic flax) Vegetarian friendly (using vegetarian capsules) High percentage of omega-3’s (60%) Cold- pressed How it works Flaxseed is a vegetable source of omega-3 essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), the parent fatty acid of all omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The essential fatty acids in flaxseed oil are part of the basic building block of cell membranes and a good source of energy. Flaxseed oil may contribute to the reduction of inflammation by providing a building block of anti-inflammatory biochemicals and by decreasing the inflammatory effects of excess omega-6 fatty acid linoleic acid (LA) so abundant in vegetable oils. ALA may also reduce platelet aggregation. All important for maintaining good heart health. Dosage Adults - As a supplement for improved balance of essential fatty acids: Take 1 to 2 capsules 3 times daily, or as professionally prescribed. Adults - As an anti-inflammatory: Take 2 to 4 capsules 3 times daily, or as professionally prescribed. Children (from 6 years to 12 years) - Take 1 to 2 capsules daily (prick and squeeze into milk or juice), or as professionally prescribed. Children (under 6 years) - Only as professionally prescribed. Cautions Contraindicated with allergy to Linaceae (the flax family of plants) Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional. Side Effects None clinically significant noted in literature at the recommended dosage Active Ingredients Per Capsule Linseed oil (Flaxseed oil) 1g (1000mg) (containing Linolenic acid 600mg) Medicine interactions None clinically significant noted in the literature at the recommended dosage Physical Description : Opaque black, unprinted, oblong, soft vegetarian capsule.