EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) is found in most fish. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is also found in fish, as well as in seaweed (including that dark green stuff wrapped around your sushi roll). EPA and DHA are extremely important for good overall health. Make no mistake — everyone needs omega–3s.
Omega 3 fatty acids play a role in every cell in the body. Omega 3 makes up cell membranes, keeps the nervous system functioning, keeps cholesterol levels in check, and stavse off inflammation. Once Omega 3 is in the body, it also gets converted into the fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).