Omega-3 fatty acids are essential (they must be consumed) and have many health benefits. .α-Lipoic Acid, EPA and DHA are Omega-3’s that are required in cell membranes and are anti-inflammatory.
It may be difficult to get the appropriate amount of EPA and DHA through diet alone, even though EPA and DHA are produced by water plants such as algae and are prevalent in marine animals. α-linolenic acid (ALA) is a prominent component of our diet as it is found in many land plants, but it does not provide the health benefits seen with EPA and DHA. Although it is possible for the body to convert ALA to EPA and DHA, only a small amount can be created in the body from this process.