DEPA/Marine Lipid Conc/100sg 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. 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.
Marine Lipid Concentrate
A Dietary Supplement
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.
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Servings Per Container: 100
Amount Per Softgel
Calories from Fat ...9
Total Fat ...1g
Saturated Fat ...0g
Polyunsaturated Fat ...0.5g
Vitamin E ...1 IU
Natural Triglyceride Marine Lipid Concentrate ...1000mg*
Eicosapentaenoic Acid [EPA] [18%] ...180mg*
Docosahexaenoic Acid [DHA] 12%] ...120mg*
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids ...300mg*
* Daily Value not established
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Gelatin (capsule), Natural Glycerin, Water
Does Not Contain:
Yeast, Wheat Gluten, Soy Protein, Milk/Dairy, Corn, Sodium, Sugar, Starch, Artificial Coloring, Preservatives, Flavoring
Concentrated from fish body oils at low temperatures - NO solvents or chemicals used.
NO STARCH, SUGAR, WAX OR PRESERVATIVES
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 softgel daily or as directed by your healthcare professional.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.
(35-65% relative humidity)
Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.