It is difficult to obtain adequate levels of Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA & DHA) from the
foods that we eat. These are the molecular building blocks that produce a specialized
group of hormones known as resolvins.
Resolvins are critical to the resolution of inflammation.
Without adequate levels of these Omega-3 fatty acids in the blood, it is impossible to make
adequate levels of resolvins to return the body back to equilibrium after the initiation of
It becomes a cellular battle if the initiation phase of inflammation is too strong or the
resolution phase is too weak the result is chronic cellular inflammation. The body simply
can not overcome the power struggle.
The good news is that this condition can be controlled.
The answer is taking the proper amount of high quality Omega-3 fish oil.
In order to achieve adequate levels of resolvin formation, a healthy person (one that is not
obese) will require a minimum of 2.5 grams per day of EPA & DHA. For those with an
existing chronic inflammatory disease, the levels of EPA & DHA required can be
considerably higher to increase the resolution of existing cellular inflammation.
This is why it is imperative that you have a doctor that knows what they are doing and can
order the proper blood test that will determine the dose that is right for you.