All About Omega-3 EPA

An essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid that may improve mood and reduce inflammation

The Brain Nutrition Gap

What is Omega-3 EPA?

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid that the human body cannot produce, so it must be obtained through diet.  (i)

Why is Omega-3 EPA important?

EPA helps reduce neuroinflammation (ii)

EPA alleviates mood-related symptoms (iii), (iv)

    How can we include Omega-3 EPA in a child’s diet?

    Dietary sources of EPA include the meat of cold-water fish, including mackerel, herring, tuna, halibut, salmon, cod liver. (vi)

    Brainiac™ Kids Applesauce supply up to 30 mg of Omega-3 EPA per serving. For more specific ingredient information, visit our Product Page.

    DHA / EPA Deficit: Recommended Intake vs. Actual Intake (US NHANES)

    Additional Resources:

    • Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals, National Institute of Health

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    • Dietary (n-3) Fatty Acids and Brain Development, National Institute of Health

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    • Direct Diet Quantification Indicates Low Intakes of (n-3) Fatty Acids in Children 4 to 8 Years Old, National Institute of Health

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