It’s no secret that living a healthy lifestyle helps us to perform at our best. As part of a healthy diet experts recommend that we eat at least two portions of fish each week. One of these portions should be oily fish such as sardines, herring, mackerel, trout and salmon, all rich sources of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. But what is the difference between Omega-3 EPA and Omega-3 DHA? In short:
EPA = Functional fatty acid
DHA = Structural fatty acid
Recent research is suggesting that Omega-3 EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) plays a central role in the communication between cells in the brain, making it crucial from early childhood and throughout life. This is why the majority of EQUAZEN products are formulated with a higher ratio of the functional fatty acid EPA.
It is however important to note that DHA is a structural fatty acid known to be important for a baby’s healthy development and through very early childhood. It is thought to help form the building blocks in the baby’s brain and eyes. This is why the products mumomega and EQUAZEN baby are formulated with a high DHA content.