Omega-3 fish oil contains essential fatty acids including eicosapentaenoic (EPA) and docosahexaenoic (DHA). They are considered essential, as the body cannot synthesize these compounds on their own and must be obtained from dietary intake.
Omega-3 composition is essential in the construction of cell membranes, protecting inflammatory pathways, and brain health. In clinical trials, it was found that supplementing with a combination of EPA and DHA may be beneficial for maintaining healthy blood pressure in the general population.
Western diets are often skewed with an unhealthy ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6, which can make supplementation beneficial.