Omega-3 Benefits

What is EPA?

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There are two main types of Omega-3 fatty acids found in Omega-3 fish oil supplements: EPA and DHA.


You can take a detailed look at what DHA is here, but now it’s the turn of EPA to take the spotlight.

What is EPA Omega-3?


EPA, or eicosapentaenoic acid, is a type of long-chain, unsaturated Omega-3 fatty acid – characteristics it shares with DHA (also known as docosahexaenoic acid).


Our bodies cannot produce EPA by themselves, but EPA can have an important physiological effect, which is why many people choose to take Omega-3 supplements.


Fish oil produced from cold water fish is one of the main sources of EPA Omega-3.

What are the Benefits of EPA?


EPA may affect inflammatory processes, and it’s also proven to contribute to normal heart function, as well as normal blood function.


Learn more about how Omega-3 is good for your heart.

Which Foods Contain EPA?


EPA is naturally found in some varieties of oily fish, including:


  • Tuna
  • Salmon
  • Mackerel
  • Anchovies
  • Herring


salmon, a good source of omega-3 fatty acids


However, not everyone enjoys eating oily fish, and it’s also not the purest way to consume Omega-3 fatty acids. Depending on where the fish has been sourced from, it could also contain contaminants, including traces of metals and other toxins.


Omega-3 supplements can provide a purer, more convenient way to get the EPA and DHA your body needs.

EPA in Omega-3 Supplements


At MINAMI®, you’ll find tailored ratios of EPA and DHA in our Omega-3 softgels to suit your specific health needs.


We pride ourselves on using sustainably sourced fish oil that’s extracted using a patented, eco-friendly process to bring you quality, concentrated Omega-3 supplements with market-leading purity.


Let’s take a closer look at our supplements that contain higher amounts of EPA than DHA:

For Overall Health & Wellness


Our original formula for health and wellness, MorEPA Original, contains 590mg of EPA per softgel. Introduce this Omega-3 supplement into your daily routine and see what differences you notice to your overall health.


For Normal Blood Pressure


EPA can contribute to the maintenance of normal blood pressure and triglyceride levels, and works alongside DHA in our MorEPA Platinum Omega-3 fish oil supplements to deliver this benefit.



Our MorEPA Platinum formula contains 764mg of EPA per capsule, alongside vitamin D3 to help to support the immune system. Vitamin D3 may also support muscle function following intense exercise.


These softgels contain 90-95% Omega-3 – our highest concentration formula yet.

For Managing Cholesterol


The heart health benefits of EPA also mean that it can help to manage normal cholesterol levels, which our MorEPA Cholesterol softgels are designed to do.



With 382mg of EPA per capsule, MorEPA Cholesterol also contains vitamin B6 and B12 to contribute to normal red blood cell formation, support a healthy immune system, and contribute to reducing tiredness and fatigue.


Another key ingredient in this Omega-3 supplement formula is red yeast rice, which contains an active substance known as Monacolin K, and is known to help with maintaining normal blood cholesterol levels.

For Mood & Focus


EPA may also help to improve mood and focus. It’s been found that people who suffer from low moods or low concentration often have low levels of EPA in their blood and tissue.


Our MINAMI® MorEPA Mind formula, which contains 500mg of EPA Omega-3 per softgel, is designed to help to redress the balance.


For Children


EPA can be beneficial for children too. Our MorEPA Kids 6+ formula contains 500mg per softgel as part of a scientifically proven ratio that also features DHA and vitamin D to help keep kids developing in the best possible way.



Omega-3 supplements may help with learning, thinking, remembering, and concentration skills in children, while the vitamin D in these capsules can help to support normal bone growth and development, as well as normal teeth. Vitamin D can also contribute to the normal function of the immune system.


MorEPA Kids 6+ also contains evening primrose oil, which has traditionally been used to help the skin.


This blend of ingredients is therefore the ideal way to introduce children aged six and above to Omega-3 supplements.


Find out more about the benefits of omega-3 for kids:


Omega-3 for Kids: What You Need to Know

Omega-3 Benefits

Omega-3 for Kids: What You Need to Know

Find out the benefits of Omega-3 for kids and shop our children's Omega-3 supplements.

2020-08-03 10:55:57By minami

Improve your Omega-3 levels by using MINAMI® supplements regularly. For best results and to see significant changes in your health, a daily usage of at least 3 months is recommended.



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