Did you know that it is estimated that 91% of American’s are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids? Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are essential and necessary for our health but our bodies cannot produce them; we must get them from our food and supplementation. Also known as polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), omega-3s are made up of essential fatty acids EPA and DHA and can be found in fish (such as salmon, mackerel, sardines, lake trout, tuna, and halibut), algae, krill, nuts, and some plants. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center Omega-3s are highly concentrated in the brain and are important for cognitive and behavior function. This important nutrient also supports normal cardiovascular function, healthy joints, skin, and eyes, a healthy immune system, and even helps proper brain, eye and nervous system development in young children. Symptoms of omega-3 fatty acid deficiency include poor memory, dry skin, mood swings or depression, poor circulation, heart problems, and fatigue (http://umm.edu).