What Are Omega-3 and EPA?

Omega-3 fatty acids are a nutritional compound naturally found in certain foods, particularly fatty fish such as tuna, sardines, and salmon. 

Much like the other vitamins and minerals found in common foods, Omega-3s need to be consumed regularly for optimal health. EPA, or eicosapentaenoic acid, is one of the compounds found in Omega-3 fatty acids. 

Benefits of Taking Omega-3 and EPA

One of the most significant benefits of proper Omega-3 consumption is improved brain function. This supplement contains DHA, a compound present in Omega-3s and the brain.

Regular consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids can replenish your DHA levels and decrease your risk of developing coronary heart disease (otherwise known as CHD), even if you’re already at high risk for this disease.

Recommended Daily Doses 

Most of the world’s leading organizations in nutrition science recommend between 250 and 500 milligrams of DHA and EPA Omega-3s per day. Where your body’s needs fall within this range can depend on various factors, including age, height, weight, activity level, and any preexisting health conditions you may have. 

It’s common for adults to take supplements to reach their ideal Omega-3 levels each day, especially if they rarely or never consume fish. If you’re interested in starting this supplement, ask your doctor for recommendations about your Omega-3 fatty acid intake. 

Best Sources for Omega-3 and EPA

Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, and sardines are some of the best, purest sources of Omega-3 fatty acids. Given that, it may not come as a surprise that Omega-3 supplements feature oil extracted from fish. 

Taking a fish oil supplement may seem strange at first. However, you can rest assured that HAIM® EPA1000 fish oil supplements are easy to ingest, made from only the purest ingredients, and don’t come along with any unpleasant fishy smell or taste.