Omega 3 are essential fatty acids that are important to our health. They are called essential because we need them in our diet to function properly. Every single one of our cell walls require omega 3s to uphold the structure, they’re also an important energy source. There are many different types of these omega 3 fatty acids, however the three most important ones for the human body are: EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), and ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). EPA and DHA are primarily found in certain fish, while ALA can be easily found in plant sources, like seeds or nuts. Small amounts of EPA and DHA can also be converted from ALA.