You’ve probably heard the buzz about Omega 3 fish oil. This essential fat helps maintain healthy functioning brain, mood, cardiovascular system, joints and has anti-inflammatory properties. The two fatty acids doing all the work are DHA and EPA. DHA is responsible for structural cell growth and for this reason is considered a vital nutrient for pregnant women and children up to the ages 5-6. EPA is all about optimal function; supplying fats to support focus power for the brain, regulating mood and fighting inflammation. Studies conducted in Europe on children 7-12 (given a 4:1 EPA to DHA ratio capsule per day) showed marked improvement in their concentration on mentally demanding tasks and tests for control. Quality fish oil is undeniably a basic for all age groups.