About EPA & DHA
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) are long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that are abundant in fish, shellfish, and some algae and genetically engineered plants. The body needs EPA and DHA to develop and function optimally in every stage of life.
There are more than 33,000 published studies on EPA and DHA, including more than 3700 human clinical trials. The vast body of science associated with omega-3s supports consumption for overall wellness, as well as specific cardiovascular and cognitive outcomes, dry eye syndrome, vision and brain development in infants and prevention of pre-term birth.
Recommended intakes supported by governments and scientific bodies around the world are to consume 250-500 mg of EPA and DHA per day for overall health, and higher quantities for specific life stages or health conditions. Most of the global population consumes significantly less EPA and DHA than recommended. Learn more about omega-3 levels here.