This product needs to be refrigerated to maintain maximum potency. The dosage for adults is 1 tablespoonful a day. Flaxseed oil is a good source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are an integral part of structure of cell walls and cellular membranes. Omega-3 is necessary for the transport and oxidation of cholesterol, also precursor for prostaglandins. The patients which take this product find reduction in joint pain and dry skin.