The 3 Most Important Types of Omega-3 Fatty Acids


There are 11 kinds of omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fats have been comprehensively studied for their health benefits.woman-hold-fish-oil

Every year, Americans spend more than $2.5 billion on pills and food that contain omega-3 fatty acids (1).

How do you know if your money is well spent?

Focus on the most important omega-3 fatty acids: EPA, DHA and ALA.

Omega-3 fatty acids can come from animals or plants:

  • ALA is mostly found in plants.
  • EPA and DHA are mostly found in animal foods like fatty fish.

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