Both DHA and EPA haven been shown to have many great health benefits when added into a person’s diet on a regular basis. Our bodies will naturally produced some DHA, but the amounts are really too small and not regular enough.
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Essential fatty acids are molecules that cannot be created by the human body but are vital for normal metabolism. One of the families of fatty acids is your omega-3 fatty acids. DHA is an omega-3 fatty acid that is essential for the proper functioning or our brains as adults. Low levels have even been associated with depression and Alzheimer’s disease. EPA is also an omega-3 fatty acid which has been shown to be beneficial in coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and inflammatory disorders which include rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have shown that populations that tend to have high marine diets have a lower incidence of cancer. Fish oil is also important for optimal joint function. Here at SKIN MD and Beyond we sell EPA/DHA soft gel capsules.