Why are they so important?
Omega-3 EPA / DHA / DPA: Why Are They So Important?
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) are essential polyunsaturated fatty acids. Essential because our bodies need them to function optimally. Unfortunately, our bodies are not capable of producing sufficient amounts of these Omega-3 fatty acids on their own, particularly in the context of the Western diet that floods the body with competing, less healthy fats.
As a result, we depend on our diet to get the necessary Omega-3 fatty acids into our bodies. These two fatty acids work together in human health. DHA helps with cell membrane structure and assists in normal growth and development*. While both EPA and DHA participate in key pathways of the immune system where they control key processes that support our health*. Together they provide a number of important health benefits throughout our lifetime.
Recently, another Omega-3 fatty acid, DPA (Docosapentaenoic Acid) has been discussed more frequently in the scientific community, as a very potent Omega-3 fatty acid. Previously thought to convert into EPA and DHA, we are now learning it has very distinct functions in the body*. All three of these polyunsaturated fats play an important role in the functioning of our bodies
* These statements have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.