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DEPA - 100 Softgels Default Category Douglas Labs
DEPA - 100 Softgels Default Category Douglas Labs

    DEPA - 100 Softgels



    Douglas Laboratories DEPA

    DEPA contains a marine lipid concentrate that has been processed by molecular distillation. DEPA provides omega-3 fatty acids, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 18%) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 12%), in their triglyceride form.


    Each serving contains:

    Calories  -  10.5
    Calories from Fat  -  9 mg
    Total Fat  -  1 g
    Saturated Fat  -  0 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat  -  0.5 mg
    Cholesterol  -  6 mg
    Vitamin E  -  1 IU
    Natural Triglyceride Marine  -  1,000 mg
    Lipid Concentrate
    Eicosapentaenoic Acid [EPA] [18%]  -  180 mg
    Docosahexaenoic Acid [DHA] [12%]  -  120 mg
    Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids  -  300 mg

    Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), natural glycerin and water.

    Suggested Use

    As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 softgel daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.

    More Info.

    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.