Flaxseeds are rich in Vitamins B6 and C, iron, calcium and magnesium. Cold-pressed flaxseed oil is a super-rich source of Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are extremely heart healthy and offer health benefits like counteracting some of the chemical imbalances associated with depression. Flaxseed oil is also incredibly good for skin and hair. It helps relieve symptoms of inflammatory arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. In small doses, it also acts as a laxative and can be used on the skin to soothe irritations.