Flaxseed Oil contains a rich source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and lignans. Lignans positively affect hormone-related problems, and are useful in preventing breast, colon, prostate and skin cancer. It can lower cholesterol and protect against high blood pressure and angina. It reduces inflammation of the joints, skin, and kidneys. It boosts the absorption of the mineral iodine, which aids in the functioning of the thyroid gland, which regulates energy and the burning of excess fat, by stimulating the rate of metabolism. It protects cell membranes, controls constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticular disease. Flaxseed Oil keeps the intestinal pouches free of waste and may prevent painful gallstones from developing and even dissolve existing ones. It has been used to treat acne, eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea. It promotes healthy hair growth, and nourishes dry or brittle nails. It treats conditions of numbness and tingling and may protect against nerve damage associated with diabetes and multiple sclerosis. It helps stabilize a woman's estrogen-progesterone ratio, relieves hot flashes and menstrual cramps and improves uterine function. It prevents swelling and inflammation of the prostate and helps with impotence by improving blood flow to the penis. Flaxseed Oil may decrease inflammation and improve lung function in adults with asthma.