It is often difficult to obtain adequate levels of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) that are the molecular building blocks to 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 inflammation. If the initiation phase of inflammation is too strong or the resolution phase is too weak, the result is chronic cellular inflammation. To achieve adequate levels of resolvin formation, a healthy person will require a minimum of 2.5 grams per day of EPA and DHA. For those with an existing chronic inflammatory disease, the levels of EPA and DHA required can be considerably higher to increase the resolution of existing cellular inflammation.