The long-chain omega-3 PUFAs eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are particularly abundant in fatty fish such as anchovies, sardines, tuna and other marine products.
Since the body's own synthesis of EPA and DHA depends on various influencing factors such as gender, age, weight and personal metabolism, a direct intake of marine fatty acids is recommended.
Both fatty acids have been the subject of numerous studies for decades. Research confirms that omega-3 fatty acids are of great importance to the human body throughout life.
According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), 250 mg of EPA and DHA per day is already sufficient to contribute to normal heart function. In addition, 250 mg of DHA per day contributes to the maintenance of normal vision and brain function. Therefore, an increased intake is recommended especially during pregnancy and infancy.