Opti-EPA enteric-coated softgels, provided by Douglas Laboratories®, supplies significant amounts of essential omega-3 fatty acids, derived from marine lipid concentrate. Processed by molecular distillation, Opti- EPA is an excellent source of these fatty acids, providing 660 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 340 mg docosahexeanoic acid (DHA) per serving.
The omega-3 fatty acid EPA is the direct precursor for the prostaglandins E1 and E3, whereas DHA is of primary importance for the structural integrity of neuronal membranes. DHA is essential for brain and visual development and is vital throughout pregnancy to support fetal brain growth and formation of the retina and visual cortex.
As the most abundant fatty acid in the brain, adequate amounts of DHA are needed throughout infancy and adulthood for ongoing optimal function. Low levels of DHA may adversely influence behavior and mental performance, and have been correlated with changes in disposition, memory, and vision and other neurological conditions.
Opti-EPA enteric-coated softgels may be a useful dietary adjunct for individuals wishing to supplement their diets with the essential fatty acids DHA and EPA.
Two Softgels Contain:
- Calories – 16
- Calories from Fat – 16
- Total Fat – 1.8 g
- EPA (Eicosapentaenoic acid) – 660 mg
- DHA (Docosahexaenoic acid) – 340 mg
Other ingredients: Ultra refined fish oil concentrate (from anchovy and mackerel), gelatin (capsule), glycerin, water, rosemary extract, ascorbyl palmitate, mixed tocopherols, ethylcellulose, coconut oil, ammonium hydroxide, sodium alginate and stearic acid
Adults take two softgels daily with meals or as directed by one of our health coach professionals.
No adverse side effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.