Your body needs fatty acids to survive, though it is able to make all but two of them: linoleic acid (LA), in the omega-6 family, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the omega-3 family. These two fatty acids must be supplied from dietary sourced and are therefore considered essential fatty acids (EFAs). Omega-3 fatty acids, found in cold-water fish (and fish oil), perilla and flaxseed oils, are essential elements of a healthy diet. Omega-3 oils are seldom found in the typical Western diet, contrary to foods rich in omega-6 fats. Most citizens of other Western nations consume far too many omega-6, and not enough omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Mediterranean diet however is rich in omega-3 and monounsaturated fatty acids, found in olive oil, some fruit, vegetables and herbs. That is why experts associate it with cardiovascular health and increased life span. This claim has been supported by many studies. Molecularly distilled MEGA EPA/DHA contains twice as much EPA and DHA as most commercial fish oil capsules.