Nutrient uses a plant-based omega-3 source, which comes from the canola oil. The omega-3 comes as ALA, while a fish oil supplement (one that you can find in most health foods stores) comes as DHA and EPA. The reason we use canola oil is that it contains an excellent ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are essential fats. The canola oil is also a non-GMO product, which is another added benefit.
There’s nothing scientifically proven that canola oil is inflammatory. It has the second-highest omega-3 to omega-6 ratio of any oil other than flaxseed. We cannot use flaxseed because it is not shelf-stable - it goes rancid very quickly.