DPA: The Fish Oil You’re Not Getting In Your Supplement

How educated are you on omega-3 fatty acids? Chances are, you only know about two-thirds of the story. And if your fish oil supplement is lacking the other third, you’re missing out on some huge benefits.

Most people by now are familiar with omega-3 fats and their health benefits. These essential fats have been found in research studies to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis and cancers. They’ve also shown an ability to elevate mood and boost brain function as well as enhance muscle growth, fat loss and athletic performance.

You may even know the two main omega-3 fats by their names, or at least their initials – docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). What you probably didn’t know is that there’s a third critical omega-3 fat: docosapentaenoic acid (DPA).