Basic Essence Plus with Lignans is a powerful combination of proprietary oils and antioxidants. These oils provide essential fatty acids (EFA).Your body cannot and does not produce these oils. They must come from your dietary intake or through nutritional supplements. Best of Health America EFA's help support your bodys functions. The Lignans in Basic Essence are one of the major classes of phytoestrogens, which are estrogen-like chemicals and also act as antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules which can by their very nature slow and even prevent oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals, which start chain reactions that damage cells. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions by being oxidized themselves. As a result, antioxidants are often reducing agents such as thiols or polyphenols. Each jar of Basic Essence Plus with Lignans has a one months supply of 120 capsules. Directions for use: Take 4 capsules daily. 2 capsules before breakfast and 2 capsules before dinner. Take these and all of our products with at least 8 ounces of water. These dietary supplements do not need to be taken with food. There is also no specific restriction on when or what time you can take them. As with all vitamins and dietary supplements please keep them out of the reach of children and in a cool dark place.