Studies shows that docosahexaenoic acid may reduce heart disease risk, as the omega-3,6 unsaturated fatty acids are beneficial for human health.
Nowadays, the omega-3 fatty acids are commonly recommended for people heart health.
The studies that test Docosahexaenoic acid alone suggest that it may be more effective than Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) for improving several markers of heart health. In one study in 154 obese adults, daily doses of 2,700 mg of Docosahexaenoic acid for 10 weeks increased the omega-3 index – a blood marker of omega-3 levels that’s linked to a reduced risk of sudden heart-related death – by 5.6% .The same daily dose of EPA increased the omega-3 index of the same participants by only 3.3%. Docosahexaenoic acid also decreased blood triglycerides more than EPA – 13.3% versus 11.9% – and increased “good” HDL cholesterol by 7.6% compared to a slight decrease for EPA. Notably, Docosahexaenoic acid tends to increase “bad” LDL cholesterol levels but mainly the number of large, fluffy LDL particles, which – unlike small, dense LDL particles – reduce heart disease risk .
Both Docosahexaenoic acid and EPA support heart health, Docosahexaenoic acid may be more effective at increasing your omega-3 index, decreasing triglycerides and improving your cholesterol profile.