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What Are The Different Types Of Omega Acids? What Are Their Benefits?   


jauhar khan
@jauhar123 | Posted 01 Aug. 2019


Certain types of fatty acids are essential for the body, and it is important they are supplied and present in the body at the required quantities. Fatty acids have a different molecular configuration of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms.


Omegas are also a type of fatty acids that are important for the body. They are also known as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. There are three main types of omega fatty acids, and they are 3, 6, and 9. One can also take Omega 3 6 9 capsules to supplement them to the body.


What Are The Types Of Omega Fatty Acids?

Types of Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3's are polyunsaturated fatty acids. They have their first double bond situated at the third carbon from the omega end. ​They are considered an essential fatty acid as the body cannot produce them on its own.

  • ALA (alpha-linolenic acid), is an 18-carbon chain with three cis double bonds. It is found in some vegetable oils, leafy vegetables, nuts (walnuts), and grass-fed animal *****.

  • DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is a 22-carbon chain with six cis double bonds. These acids come mainly from fish oils.

  • EPA (eicosapentaenoic) acid is a 20-carbon chain with five cis double bonds and comes mainly from fish oils.