Omega-3 is a kind of fatty acids and the 3 common typse are:
▶DHA 及 EPA： Mainly be found in fish
▶ALA： Only be found in plants
▶and 8 other types:
HTA, SDA, ETE, ETA, HPA, DPA and 2 more
Function to human body:
Improve function of brain and eyes, and reduce bad cholesterol
DHA EPA Transform into DHA or EPA
Only plant omega-3 ?
▶Only small amount of ALA will be transformed into EPA or DHA, and the chance is lower than 5%
▶You have to consume a lot of ALA in order to reach the level of animal omega-3 (DHA/EPA)
▶When ALA is not transformed into EPA or DHA, it will be stored like other fats.
▶The best way for vegans is to consider an algal oil supplement for a direct source of plant-based EPA and DHA.
▶For non-vegetarians, don't be fooled into believing that plant-based omega-3 are better and become unpractical