CanPrev - Omega-Pro Essential HP 40/20 - 90 Softgel(s) - NPN: 80020957 -- When it comes to good fats, nothing can beat the health benefits of omega-3 essential fatty acids found in fish oil.Your body doesnt make essential fatty acids on its own so they must be obtained through food or supplement sources. Fish oil contains two kinds of omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), essential for life-long cognitive function and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), a mood regulator and essential for heart health that are found in the fatty tissues of cold water oily fish. Some nuts, seeds and vegetables oils contain alpha-linolenic acid which the body converts into DHA and EPA.Your body needs a balanced amount of both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for maintaining good health, brain function, growth and development. However, a typical North American diet high in fried foods, cookies, crackers and other snack foods contains elevated amounts of omega-6 fatty acids. This creates an imbalance, leaving the door open to inflammation.Making sure you are taking adequate amounts of omega-3 daily, like the kind found in CanPrevs Omega-Pro Essential, helps maintain a healthy balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in the body. CanPrev uses molecularly distilled fish oils derived from small, wild, deep sea fish from South America with added vitamin E to retain freshness. Omega-Pro Essential formulas go through rigorous testing by an independent laboratory for 14 separate, stringent quality tests.Omega-Pro Essential 40/20 provides a higher potency of 400 mg of EPA and 200 mg of DHA.