Flaxseed oil is a plant-based source of omega fatty acids. Specifically, flax is known to contain omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids which collectively may support health in several ways. Omega-3s are very helpful in supporting the health of the heart and cardiovascular system. In fact, the FDA has endorsed the beneficial value of omega-3 fatty acids, saying, “supportive, but not conclusive, research shows that consumption of EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.” Omega-3s also help support the normal, healthy blood clotting process in the body, as well as, healthy levels of cholesterol and triglycerides. One of the fatty acids, DHA, may help support the normal, healthy development of the central nervous system and brain throughout life. An omega-9 fatty acid called oleic acid has similar properties to omega-3s. It may help support cardiovascular health. Another fatty acid called linoleic acid, and it may help support skin and immune health. Because flax oil is not part of a typical diet, a daily flax oil supplement may help provide the many health benefits of omega-3, 6, 9 essential fatty acids.