VM Omega 3 Vego contains organic flaxseed oil and is rich in the polyunsaturated fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6. Omega-3 from flaxseed is mostly in the form ALA (alfalinolic acid), in the body ALA is partially converted to the essential fatty acids DHA and EPA. These fatty acids can not synthesize the body itself and therefore it is important that we get in us those via foods like fatty fish, algae, walnuts, etc. Omega-3 attenuates the effects of Omega-6, usually our diet contains a higher quota of Omega-6 and we need both fatty acids for optimal effect. They interact to contribute to positive health effects such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. This Omega-3 is completely vegan when the capsule shell is gelatin-free and is therefore an excellent choice for vegans / vegetarians.