The omega-3s EPA and DHA occur together in nature, but each plays a distinct role in maintaining health.

In the same way, the beneficial omega-6 GLA supports unique aspects of optimal health. The below lists the individual benefits of each essential fatty acid.

Omega-3 EPA

HEALTHY HEART, JOINTS, MOOD, AND IMMUNITY

  • Maintains a healthy heart and circulatory system
  • Supports joint comfort and mobility
  • Promotes healthy immune function
  • Supports positive mood and well-being

Omega-3 DHA

COGNITION, MEMORY AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING

  • Supports learning, mood and nervous system health
  • Supports the brain, eyes, and immune system
  • Essential for proper brain development in infants and children
  • Recommended by physicians for pregnant and lactating women

Omega-6 GLA

HEALTHY SKIN, JOINTS, AND BODY-FAT METABOLISM

  • Nourishes hair and skin
  • Supports healthy joints
  • Maintains optimal body-fat metabolism
  • Supports a positive mood

These essential fatty acids (EFAs) are considered “essential fats” because they are required for optimal health but cannot be produced by the body.

Is fish oil usually higher in EPA or DHA?

Most types of fish oil are higher in EPA than DHA, but Arctic cod liver oil has a higher DHA to EPA ratio.

The ultimate wholefood, Arctic cod liver oil also provides naturally occurring vitamins A  (in cis-retinol form) and D3 in an ideal combination for immune, gut, bone, skin and vision support.

Unlike other cod liver oils on the market, Nordic Naturals Arctic Cod Liver Oil™ is made exclusively from 100% wild caught, Norwegian Arctic cod.

How to get the beneficial omega-6, GLA?

Very few foods contains naturally-occurring GLA – sources include evening primrose oil, and borage seed oil. Nordic Naturals Complete Omega combines EPA and DHA from fish oil with omega-6 GLA from borage oil, and also includes omega-9. This omega-rich blend offers balanced support for healthy joints, skin, and optimum well-being.