Most of your omega fatty acids come from plants like algae and grasss. It’s pretty basic, the fish eat the algae, and this is why fish are such a rich source of omega fatty acids. Another example is the cows eat the grass, ferment the grass, and this is why their meat contains omega fatty acids.
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. They are found in algae, oils from fish, krill, shellfish, and some genetically engineered plants. The body needs Omega-3’s for optimal function, not to mention optimally in every stage of life.
There is a vast body of science showing that
Omega-3’s provide support for maintaining and optimizing heart and brain health. Our understanding of Omega-3’s role in the cognitive and visual development of newborns, led to the fortification of infant formula. We are Increasingly aware that Omega-3’s prevent heart disease and this has led to an increase in the number of recommendations to take Omega-3’s to support heart health with the potential to decrease death from cardiovascular disease. Other areas of emerging research include cognition (past infancy), inflammatory conditions (e.g. allergies, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease). What we do know, however, is that most American children and adults are not getting enough EPA and DHA from their diets. View all of our Omega 3 supplements in our supplement store.