The cell membrane of nearly every cell in the human body is made up of cholesterol and phospholipids – essential fatty acids such as EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahaexanoic acid). Read Cholesterol is good for you
From the immune system to the brain, omega-3 plays a critical role in the body’s physiologic processes. For example, the brain is 60% fat – mostly fatty acids; the synapses (the connections between neurons/brain cells) are 80% fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are important for people of all ages – from pregnant women (their developing fetuses need omega-3 for proper brain development in the womb), to kids and adults. For a more in-depth look at how the brain needs sufficient omega-3 to be healthy, please read Taking care of … your brain.