Omega-3, -6 and -9 are the types of fatty acids found in flaxseed oil. Omega-3 alpha-linolenic acid and omega-6 linoleic acids are essential as the body cannot synthesize these. It is important for good health to get the right balance of these fatty acids. In Asian diets today, the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 is significantly lower than recommended. Most diets are high in omega-6 (mainly from cooking oils like canola, sunflower, safflower and corn oils) and lower in omega-3. Generally people need to increase their intake of omega-3 fatty acids. The common sources of omega-3 are fish and eggs. Vegetarians are particularly at risk of having low levels of omega-3 in their diets. Essential fatty acids help to maintain the structural integrity of cell membranes and are beneficial to cell structure. A deficiency in the essential fatty acids (EFAs) can lead to dryness, scaling and redness of the skin. Dosage Adults – Take 1 to 2 capsules 3 times a day with meals, or as professionally prescribed Cautions Always read the label. Use only as directed If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional Not recommended in pregnancy and lactation Active Ingredients Active Ingredient Per Capsule Linseed oil (Flaxseed oil) 1g (1000 mg) (containing Linolenic acid 600 mg) No added yeast, gluten, wheat, milk derivatives, preservatives, flavours or sweeteners Physical Description Oblong opaque black soft gel capsule with pale yellow fill.