Omega-3 fatty acids are not all alike, and much confusion exists about the differences and benefits. Taken together, DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) are the essential components of marine life omega-3s that improve our cardiovascular health.
DHA is naturally abundant in human tissue. In fact, the gray matter of our brains is largely composed of DHA. It makes up 85% of the omega-3s in our bodies, and is considered the most important omega-3 fatty acid by many experts. So why should we take EPA? Because research shows that the powerful health effects of omega-3s in calamari and involves an approximately 2 to 1 ratio of DHA and EPA.
There is also ALA (Alpha-linolenic acid). It is found in flax seed, some seed oils and certain nuts (walnuts, in particular). ALA is used for energy in the body and it is known to benefit our skin and hair. However, ALA has not been shown to have heart health benefits or any of the other major health benefits associated with DHA and EPA.
That's why, in our efforts to provide the greatest level of protection and support for heart health, our purified omega-3 supplements follow the ratio of DHA and EPA found in nature. Our omega-3s are highly concentrated and especially rich in DHA. The concentration of DHA in CardioTabs Omega-3 is approximately twice as high as that found in standard omega-3 oil.