EPA & DHA

The Omega-3s EPA and DHA are the “dynamic duo” of the good fat world. EPA and DHA work as a team to help young bodies develop normally, and to maintain good health at all life stages.

EPA: Eicosapentaenoic Acid

  • Found in oily marine fish
  • EPA plays a physiological role, acting as building blocks for cells in your vital organs

DHA: Docosahexaenoic Acid

  • Found in oily marine fish and algae
  • DHA plays a structural role in cell membranes, aiding in normal growth and development

EPA and DHA work together to:

  • Support the normal development of the brain, eyes (retina) and nerves
  • Help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system
  • Help maintain normal healthy triglyceride levels

Oily, marine fish are the best source for Omega-3 EPA/DHA – and the only common source that contains both of these key fatty acids.

There is also a third Omega-3, ALA, which is found in some plant sources, but our bodies must convert it to EPA/DHA before we can benefit from it.

ALA: Alpha-Linolenic acid

  • Found in flax (linseed), hemp, chia seeds
  • Is converted by the body to EPA/DHA
  • Conversion rate low – less than 1%
  • Not an optimal Omega-3 source