Dietary Supplement. No refrigeration needed until opened. USDA organic. Shelf stable formula. Filtered to remove impurities. Great fresh taste. 8 g omega-3 ALA per serving. Natural antioxidants allow this product to be shelf stable until opened. Bottled with an inert gas for freshness. Filtration is better - taste the difference. Only Spectrum uses a 3-step organic filtration process to remove impurities like moisture and bacteria that accelerate rancidity and cause bitter flavors, without any loss in the quality or quantity of the essential fatty acids or phytonutrients. The result is beautiful golden oil with a great fresh taste. The Benefits of Omega-3's: Flax oil is nature's richest source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), an omega-3 essential fatty acid that is naturally converted by the body into other important nutrients like DHA and EPA. Often referred to as good fats these vital EFAs support heart health and help to maintain beautiful hair, skin and nails. Certified organic by QAI. (This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.) Product of USA.