To best maintain your health and wellbeing, it is important that you provide your body with the essential fatty acids it requires. Essential fatty acids are fatty acids that your body cannot make on its own and thus must get from the food or supplements you ingest. The essential fatty acids are Linoleic acid or Omega-6, linolenic acid or Omega-3, and arachidonic acid (combinatio of linoleic and linolenic acids). There are various forms of omega-3 fatty acids such as alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is a precursor to the formation of other key omega-3 fatty acids. There are also different omega-6 fatty acids, such as gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).