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Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are two fatty acids found in fish oil. They are the two "Omega-3" fatty acids which studies have shown to have a variety of health benefits (for the heart, cancer, memory, possibly depression, etc.). The benefits of EPA and DHA were first observed by Danish researchers in the early 1970s, in studies on Eskimos who ate a lot of fatty fisg but had low rates of Heart disease and Arthritis. Since then there have been hundreds of other studies, most of which confirmed the benefits or found others.

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Flax seed and hemp seed are two plant based options of DHA and EPA. These are both excellent for general health.

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Omega 3 is a type of fatty acid that is in fish oil. EPA-DHA is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), which are in fish oil. The 1000mg part is telling you how much fish oil is in each capsule. See the Related Link.

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Yes, you can get all the essential fatty acids from non-fish sources, even vegan sources. However, it isn't necessarily the easiest or most commonly-recommended way to get it. The two Omega-3 fatty acids in question are DHA and EPA. Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is another important Omega-3 but it's easy to get from vegetable oils. DHA and EPA are not so easy to get. Your body can make DHA and EPA from alpha-linolenic acid, but not efficiently. This is why many experts recommend fish oil. But the Vegan Society says: "Many factors affect the rate of conversion and one factor seems to be a high food intake of linoleic acid which is typical of vegan diets and may suppress the body's ability to convert alpha-linolenic acid to DHA. Vegans can achieve a better balance of PUFAs in their body tissues by using less sunflower, safflower and corn oils and more oils containing alpha-linoleic acid such as rapeseed (canola) oil, or soya bean and walnut oils. This would encourage their tissues to make more DHA."

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