Our HIGH POTENCY FISH OIL CAPSULES give you 550mg EPA/DHA per 1000mg capsule. This is a much higher level of actives than most capsules will give you. 1 a day will suffice the needs of most people although some of you might like to take 2 a day. 1 x 1000mg New High Potency Fish Oil capsule gives you the equivalent DHA/EPA normally contained in 2,000mg of oil. OUR NEEDS FOR OMEGA 3 As science investigates Omega 3 essential fatty acids, their importance to our health becomes more and more apparent. It is now evident that all aspects of our health are influenced by our intake of these precious nutrients, whatever our age. That is why they are now added to baby foods and why the Government recommends we eat oily fish at least twice a week. OMEGA 6 AND OMEGA 3 BALANCE Both omega 3 and omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids are classified as "essential" for health and indeed we need both in an intake ratio of about 1:1. Human evolution happened at a time when food availability was entirely different. In particular there was a vast difference in the balance of fatty acids that were consumed. Our ancestors ate diets that consisted of about equal quantities of omega 6 to omega 3. This is probably why omega 3 has such an important role in human physiology. At that time the meat that was eaten was free range, eggs came from free-range birds, coastal communities had free access to fish and more outside leaves of plants were eaten (rich sources of omega 3) while very few grains were eaten (rich sources of omega 6).