EPA Eicosapentaenoic acid

EPA is a long-chained polyunsaturated omega-3 fat that is needed for proper brain function. It is used by your body to make potent anti-inflammatory compounds, keep blood vessels relaxed, and prevent blood clots. EPA is a like the Farmacy’s aspirin. You can make EPA from the omega-3 ALA found in plants, but not very efficiently. EPA is a proven treatment for clinical depression.

Low levels of EPA are linked to depression, suicide, diabetes, and heart disease.

Top Farmacy Sources: Fatty Fish (Sardines, Salmon, Mackerel), Shrimp, Oysters, Clams, Grass-fed Beef, Bison.

Drew Ramsey, MD

Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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