I was just filling gelatin capsules with Flax oil this morning. What a messy, icky job. But, if it helps I shall do it. For everyone, including myself. I was curious, as well, what the difference between Omega 3 and 6. The 3 we must get from supplements. The 6 we get in plentiful amounts in foods. It's the balance between the 2 that is the key, I gather from this article
Quote now, from that article
The imbalance between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may also contribute to obesity, depression, dyslexia, hyperactivity and even a tendency toward violence. Bringing the fats into proper proportion may actually relieve those conditions, according to Joseph Hibbeln, M.D., a psychiatrist at the National Institutes of Health, and perhaps the world's leading authority on the relationship between fat consumption and mental health. At the 2006 Nutrition and Health Conference sponsored by the University of Arizona's College of Medicine and Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Hibbeln cited a study showing that violence in a British prison dropped by 37 percent after omega-3 oils and vitamins were added to the prisoners' diets.
Wiki entry on Omega-3 EFA's (essential fatty acids)
NetWellness article on understanding Omega 3 and 6 EFA's
Hope this helps somebody understand that those fish oils, that cod liver oil, or flax seeds ground up and sprinkled are pretty vital to our mental health.