The seeds and oil of the flax plant contain substances which promote good health. Solutions4 Flax Seed Oil is rich in alphalinolenic acid (ALA), which belongs to a group of substances called omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 is beneficial to the heart, helping to protect against heart disease and control high blood pressure. Solutions4 Flax Seed Oil contains lignans, which may have antioxidant actions and protect against breast, colon, prostate, and skin cancer. Studies have shown flaxseed to slow down the division of tumor cells. Omega-3s have been shown to counter the inflammatory response, which is helpful to those with inflammatory conditions such as lupus and gout.