EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) Along with DHA, EPA is one of the most important acids required by your body. Since your body can't make its own, you have to get EPA either from a diet rich in seafood (like salmon, mackerel, or sardines) or from a daily fish oil supplement like Vivora. EPA supports a healthy inflammatory response - inflammation can have negative effects on your heart, cardiovascular function, joint health, and skin. DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) DHA, along with EPA, provides powerful health benefits that your body must either get from food or supplementation. DHA is the essential fatty acid most highly concentrated in your retina and brain. Healthy DHA levels are associated with superior cognitive function, visual acuity, and mental and emotional health. As the component in human breast milk that aids in mental & visual development in babies, DHA is now in all infant formula and is recommended for pregnant or nursing women. What does Vivora contain? Vivora is a high-potency fish oil blend of EPA and DHA Omega-3 essential fatty acids that may help benefit your heart, brain, eyes, joints, and skin. Each capsule contains 1,000mg of fish oil, with 300mg of EPA and 200mg of DHA. Taking 1 capsule up to 4 times daily, Vivora achieves the industry recommended dosage of Omega-3. What's in the other 500mg? Each 1,000mg Vivora fish oil capsule contains 300mg of EPA and 200mg of DHA; the rest is protein, calories, fat, sodium, and cholesterol. How does Vivora compare? Look at the Omega-3 content - meaning what percentage of the total milligrams in each capsule is Omega-3. Many fish oil supplements are as low as 30% Omega-3, or else that don't contain both EPA and DHA. Since the EPA & DHA Omega-3 make up 500mg of each 1,000mg capsule, Vivora has 50% Omega-3 content. Will it cause "fishy burps" or aftertaste? If you experience a fishy aftertaste, try taking it with a meal or try storing your pills in the freezer.