Table 2:

Selected polyunsaturated fatty acids

Fatty acid; common nameShort hand
Omega-3
α-Linolenic acid18:3n-3
Eicosapentaenoic acid20:5n-3
Docosahexaenoic acid22:6n-3
Omega-6
Linoleic acid18:2n-6
γ-Linolenic acid18:3n-6
Arachidonic acid20:4n-6