Jarrow FORMULAS Gentle Fibers provides high-quality fibers and lignans that promote cardiovascular and immune health along with good digestion and proper elimination.* The insoluble fibers (flax and chia) in Jarrow FORMULAS Gentle Fibers positively affect elimination by promoting increased peristalsis (wave-like motion of intestines).* The soluble fibers (flaxseed; orange pulp & peel; gum Arabic; and inulin-FOS) in Jarrow FORMULAS Gentle Fibers promote cholesterol metabolism and cardiovascular health.* These soluble fibers also promote the growth of the good bacteria (Lactobacilli and Bifidobacteria); which are important in maintaining the proper pH of the digestive tract; good digestion; and immune modulation.* The lignans (chia and flax) in Jarrow FORMULAS Gentle Fibers are naturally occurring phytoestrogens that exhibit antioxidant activity and support healthy cell replication and cardiovascular function.* Jarrow FORMULAS Gentle Fibers also provides the essential omega-3 fatty acids; which play important roles in cardiovascular and immune health. To best increase the intestinal friendly flora; take Gentle Fibers with Jarro-Dophilus or Bifidus Balance . Keep out of the reach of children.