What are the (3) Major Omega-3 Fatty Acids that are essential for good health?

The (3) Omega-3 Fatty Acids are:  alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), docosahexenoic acid (DHA), and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).  DHA & EPA help keep the brain, heart and immune system healthy by improving blood vessel function & lowering blood pressure. They have also been shown to reduce triglyceride (a type of fat in the blood) levels. DHA & EPA also reduce inflammation & pain in the joints, help regulate blood sugar levels and reduce insulin resistance.  There’s also strong evidence that DHA and EPA may reduce the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, may help in the treatment of ADHD and depression, and may help prevent age-related macular degeneration (an eye disorder).  The health benefits of ALA are not as well documented as the health benefits of DHA and EPA. There’s evidence that ALA improves heart health and reduces inflammation in the body, but more studies and research are needed in order to determine what other potential health benefits ALA might provide.

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