If you think of your body as an engine, you realize the importance of its maintenance and providing it with high value nourishment for its fuel source. Doesn’t it make sense to blend some healthful nutrients into your present diet to help maintain your health? Flax seed oil is known to have high nutritional value, making it a priority food for health conscious people. Flaxseed oil bears the distinction of having an optimal balance of two essential fatty acids: omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 fatty acids (linoleic acid). Essential fatty acids (EFAs) have several vital functions. They increase metabolic rate, improve metabolism, increase oxygen uptake, and increase energy production. These oils are the only fats that become prostaglandins.