perlas_aceiteNumerous studies have shown that cold water fish (or fatty fish) is rich in a group of fatty acids known as omega-3 fatty acids, which exhibit interesting features for human health and wellbeing. The two main omega-3 fatty acids contained in fish oil are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic aid).

The amount of omega-3 per capsule (understood as the amount of EPA and / or DHA) is variable according to brands and this is reflected in the final price. It is therefore important to understand that 1,000 mg of fish oil are not equivalent to 1,000 mg of Omega-3. Thus, it is important to carefully read the Nutritional information on the labels in order to know how much omega-3 is provided by a capsule of product, regardless of the amount of fish oil. From the point of view of the human welfare, the omega-3 fraction is the only interesting one, and the remaining fats contained in the oil are regarded as ‘empty fats’, since they do not offer any interesting features to humans.