Both fatty acids have important anti-inflammatory effects, it means, no differences have been found in the influence of EPA and DHA in inflammatory processes.
3.- MENTAL DISORDERS
Omega 3 fatty acids are important components of nerve cell membranes, helping them to communicate between what is an essential step to maintain good mental health.
More specifically, DHA is implicated in several processes on the nervous central system.
4.- EYE DISORDERS
Some eye disorders are Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Cataracts.
Retina has the highest content of DHA of our entire body, which is crucial for formation in the fetus and in the kids. Several studies have demonstrated that those who have received adequate levels have greater visual activity and process better images.
Based in the fact that the photoreceptors of our eyes are renewed each day, and adequate DHA supplementation is recommended in the adult age.
The subjects affected with pigmentary retinitis can not convert linolenic acid to DHA (HOFFMAN), therefore a supplementation is recommended.