DEPA, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contains a marine lipid concentrate that has been processed by molecular distillation. DEPA is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, providing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 18%) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 12%) in their natural triglyceride form.
Typical diets in developed countries deliver large amounts of saturated fatty acids and the polyunsaturated omega-6 linoleic and arachidonic acids and low levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Throughout evolution, humans were accustomed to diets providing roughly equal amounts of omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. However, during the last 200 years, the ratio of dietary omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids increased from about 1:1 to 20- 25:1. Leading health professionals now recommend ratios between 4:1 and 10:1.
A healthy balance of dietary omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids appears to be a prerequisite for normal immune function. Dietary linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) is a precursor to arachidonic acid (20:4) which in turn is a precursor for pro-inflammatory prostaglandin E2, leukotriene B4, and platelet aggregating thromboxane A2.
This product may be a useful dietary supplement for those who do not consume enough oily fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids in their diets to receive desirable amounts of long chain omega-3 fatty acids.
Each Softgel Contains:
- Calories – 10.5
- Calories from Fat – 9
Total Fat – 1 g
- Saturated Fat – 0 g
- Polyunsaturated Fat – 0.5 g
- Cholesterol – 6 mg
- Vitamin E – 1 IU
Natural Triglyceride Marine – 1000 mg
Lipid Concentrate Providing:
- Eicosapentaenoic Acid [EPA] [18%] – 180 mg
- Docosahexaenoic Acid [DHA] [12%] – 120 mg
- Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids – 300 mg
Adults take one softgel daily or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
A rich source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids
Concentrated from fish body oils at low temperatures– NO solvents or chemicals used. NO STARCH, SUGAR, WAX OR PRESERVATIVES.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.