What are EPA and DHA March 21 2013
EPA and DHA belong to the group of nutrients knows as polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids. EPA and DHA long-chain Omega-3 acids or marine origin, and they are essential nutrients in our diet.
EPA stands for eicosapentaenoic acid (20:5(n-3)). EPA is an important structural component of every single cell in our bodies. In addition to this structural role, EPA also carries out some critical functions in the body.
The best source of EPA and DHA are oily fish that is low in mercury and fish oil.