Omega 3,6,9 - 200mg Flax Seed Promotes Brain Development and Visual Function* As more and more people adopt a vegetarian lifestyle, it is noted that their children will follow their lead. Since children have higher metabolic rates and consequently higher energy requirements than adults, the children's diet must be modified to address these different nutritional necessities. Flaxseed oil is our richest plant-based source of Omega 3 fatty acids, the 'building blocks' of every membrane of every cell in the human body including those found in the brain and the retina. They are also the raw materials in the production of local hormones controlling the function of tissue. Pregnant women consuming the recommended daily dose of flaxseed oil can readily provide these rich nutrients to fetuses and nursing babies. In addition, the liver of a nursing baby has the ability to convert EPA to DHA as needed to optimize availability.