Ocean Blue Omega-3 Minicaps Are a Great Source of Omega-3 EFA Essential fatty acids or EFA's consist of Omega-3 and Omega-6 polyunsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats are vital to the health of your heart. Omega-3 is not produced by your body on its own. Omega-3 fats are produced in green plants and algae from the ocean. The algae and plants which produce omega-3 are the main food source consumed by shellfish and cold-water fish. This results in high concentrations of Omega-3 in their fat. Omega-6 fats can mostly be found in land-based seeds and grains. Omega-6 are also found in the fat of the animals that eat these grains and seeds, such as cows, pigs and chickens. Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids or EFA's are necessary for human cell membranes to function. Keeping the proper balance between these two EFA's is important, as they compete with each other for metabolic conversion. Because the average American diet relies on food products derived from soy, corn and the animals that feed on them. With this, the ratios of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats in Americans tend to range between 10:1 and 30:1, with an average of around 15:1. So unless you are following a very low fat diet, the ideal ratio of 1:1 between Omega-3 and Omega-6 is hard to achieve. Omega-3 Minicaps Are Designed to be Easy to Swallow and Perfect for Children Ocean Blue Professional Omega-3 Minicaps are a third of the size of their full sized product. These easy to swallow mincaps are perfect for children and those who have a difficult time taking larger pills. Ocean Blue Omega-3 Minicaps contain 75% less fat than the average fish oil supplement and are four times the Omega-3 (EPA/DHA) than krill oil caps. Made with natural citrus oil and scent so you won't have to deal with any bad-tasting burps or fishy aftertaste. Ocean Blue Omega-3 Minicaps do not contain any gluten, sugar, lactose or dyes.