Plenty of research exists as to why essential fatty acids are important, so why doesn’t everyone eat fish or find another method for consuming essential fatty acids? Is it because of cost, availability, convenience, lack of awareness, vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, or some other reason?
Let’s look at the two most beneficial omega 3’s backed by extensive research---EPA and DHA. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are omega-3 essential fatty acids very difficult to pronounce, so good thing they have simple acronyms we can refer to instead! They are found in fish and fish oil and although they work together in the body, each fatty acid has very unique benefits. Let’s take a look at each of them.
Research shows EPA is an anti-inflammatory and also improves heart health, immune function, and circulation, and reduces joint pain. Because of this, EPA is very beneficial for autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, including arthritis, asthma, and inflammatory bowel diseas...Read More