Essential Phospholipids and Essential Marine Phospholipids: Phospholipids are derived from our diet, or they are synthesized by the body. The phospholipid molecule is a constitute of a glycerol-based backbone, a hydrophilic (water friendly) head group and a hydrophobic tail group with fatty acids. A phospholipid molecule that includes choline as part of the head group is called phosphatidylcholine.
Essential phospholipids are special as the tail group of fatty acids predominantly contain polyunsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid and oleic acid. Essential marine phospholipids are even more precious. In essential marine phospholipids, also the fatty acids are essential: Omega-3s EPA and DHA are integral parts of the marine phospholipid molecule. High-quality essential marine phospholipid contain minimum 40% phospholipids and 22% Omega-3 fatty acids.