Essential fatty acid. Increases metabolic rate. Has been known to help decrease chances of heart disease. It also helps lubricate the colon to help prevent constipation. Helps aid with inflammatory bowel disease and arthritis. Also has been studied to help prevent some cancers. Has been known to improve eyesight and increase nail strength and improve liver function. Has been known to decrease fat and salt cravings. Helps increase fat loss. Helps improve mental clarity. Great for people on weight loss programs and people with chronic constipation.