I happened to hit on this by using it for something else. I have dry eye syndrome that was driving me crazy drops didn't help so I read flaxseed oil would & bought some. Well it did clear up my yes but now I also notice another improvement. I fell last yr & my back groin & one leg have been so painful. I tried everything, acupuncture, chiro etc & nothing helped. It's weird since I have been taking it for my eyes the pain I have suffered from for so long is starting to let up, I can't believe it! I take a tablespoon of it & eat something right away since it has a fish oil taste but it's worth it not to hurt. Just wanted to share that.