Always think of Linseed Oil as a food, it contains essential fatty acids, in particular Omega 3. These fatty acids are essential in the body as up to 25% of every cell membrane is made from them. Diets lacking in Omega 3 leave you at risk of developing a number of problems. Just think of your body as a chemical factory with all your organs trying to operate without some of the essential raw materials and maybe with some of the wrong ones; it won't work very well! So the simple message is balance your oils and fats by taking Linseed Oil regularly and keep away from trans fatty acids (hydrogenated vegetable oil) and you could change your life. Take by the spoonful or mix with yoghurt or fruit to make smoothies. Also ideal for salad dressings and for baking. Store in fridge and consume within 60 days.