Flaxseed oil is an edible oil extracted from the seeds of the flax plant. It is commonly used as a dietary supplement, due to its high content of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of Omega-3 fatty acid. Flaxseed oil is also used in the production of cosmetic and other products, but it is not typically used for cooking or frying due to its low smoke point. When used as a supplement, flaxseed oil is often taken in liquid form or as a capsule, and is marketed for its potential health benefits, including reducing inflammation, improving heart health, and supporting brain function. However, it is important to note that the body’s ability to convert ALA into other forms of Omega-3 fatty acids, such as EPA and DHA, is limited, and it is not clear how much of the health benefits associated with Omega-3 fatty acids can be attributed to ALA specifically.