Supplements of Omega-3
Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid (EFA), also known as fatty acid poly-unsaturated (PUFA). Derives from animal sources and vegetable, although the omega-3 of fish oil is the supplemental form the most common. Fatty acids constitute the major fraction useful of fats and oils, and are necessary for the general health. Because your body cannot produce essential fatty acids, you must get them from food or from supplemental sources, such as supplements of Omega-3.
Vegetable oils such as flax contain omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). The human body normally converts ALA into the fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) to longer chain, which are used for the formation of prostaglandins, and other cellular needs. Fish oil contains the omega-3 fatty acids you want in the most useful forms EPA and DHA. The ALA requires enzymatic conversion to generate EPA and DHA.