Futurebiotics Omega-3 Fish Oil supplies the Omega-3 fatty acids Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and is derived from a variety of cold water, deep sea fish including anchovies, sardines and mackerel. Omega-3 fatty acids are considered one of the good fats that research has shown is important for nutritionally supporting heart health*While science continues to demonstrate the benefits of adding Omega-3 fatty acids to the diet, concern over the toxins in the earth's oceans and fish contamination makes many consumers hesitant to add omega-3 fish oil supplements to their diet. Futurebiotics addresses this very real concern by providing omega-3 fish oil that utilizes molecular distillation to remove impurities from the oil. Molecular distillation is a specialized refining process that removes environmental contaminants such as PCBs dioxins and heavy metals, including mercury, from the fish oil and makes it pure and safe for human consumption. Epidemiologic and clinical trials have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the incidence of cardiovascular disorders. Furthermore, research has shown that Omega-3 and Oega-6 fats are both essential for human health. Unfortunately, the typical American consumes far too many Omega-6 fats in their diet while consuming very low levels of Omega-3. The ideal ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats is 1:1. Today, many people have a ratio substantially out of balance (10 or 20:1) that contributes to poor health. Omega-3 supplements help bring this important healthy ratio back into balance. Each Futurebiotics Omega-3 Fish Oil softgel contains 1000 mg of molecularly distilled fish oil and is standardized for the preferred amounts of EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) 180 mg and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) 120 mg. Glass packaging extends natural freshness and helps maintain product potency.