Eicosanoids and Resolvins

These are the hormones derived from omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids that drive the inflammatory process. Omega-6 fatty acids are dietary building blocks of the hormones (eicosanoids) that initiate inflammation, whereas the omega-3 fatty acids are the dietary building blocks of the hormones (resolvins) that resolve inflammation.  Optimal health requires a balance of both essential fatty acids.