As WebMD suggests, Omega-3’s contain 3 fatty acids of which are not produced by the body and are necessary for healthy growth and development. Firstly, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), long chain fatty acids, are form in various shellfish including mussels, crab, oysters and other fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, cod liver and halibut. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a short-chain fatty acid, originates from natural plant sources including various nuts and seeds and other plant oils. All in all, omega-3’s regulate triglyceride levels, act as an anti-inflammatory drug booster for rheumatoid arthritis, enhance neurological health in young children, and works as an antidepressant to aid patients with depressive symptoms of bipolar disorder.
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