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
FUNCTIONS 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. The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA provide a natural counterbalance, because they serve as precursors for the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins E1 and E3, and decrease the formation of prostaglandin E2 and thromboxane A2. Among other factors, sufficient dietary levels of EPA, DHA and other omega-3 fatty acids are also important in the regulation of normal blood lipoprotein and cholesterol levels.
INDICATIONS DEPA 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.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 softgel daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Serving Size: 1 Softgel
Amount Per Softgel
Calories from Fat ...9
Total Fat ...1g
Saturated Fat ...0g
Polyunsaturated Fat ...0.5g
Vitamin E ...1 IU
Natural Triglyceride Marine ...1000mg*
Eicosapentaenoic Acid [EPA] [18%] ...180mg*
Docosahexaenoic Acid [DHA] 12%] ...120mg*
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids ...300mg*
Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), natural glycerin and water.
This product contains Fish Body Oil (anchovy, sardine and mackerel).
Concentrated from fish body oils at lowtemperatures–
NO solvents or chemicals used. NO STARCH, SUGAR, WAX OR PRESERVAT