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Opti-EPA (Cholesterol Free) 250sg by Douglas Laboratories is concentrated marine fish oil, providing enriched levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 300 mg) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 200 mg). Opti-EPA™ delivers high levels of EPA and DHA, and is lower in saturated fatty acids than regular marine fish oil. Opti-EPA™ is strictly screened for the absence of any toxic metals and chemicals, and is completely free of cholesterol. The oil is carefully processed and handled to avoid oxidation. Opti-EPA™ is a more convenient source of EPA and DHA than regular marine fish oils for those who would like to supplement their diets with higher amounts of these important omega-3 fatty acids.
Marine Lipid Concentrate
A Dietary Supplment
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 a ratio 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 and 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 or other omega-3 fatty acids are also important in the regulation of normal blood lipoprotein and healthy cholesterol metabolism.
Serving Size: 1 softgel
Servings Per Container: 250
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat ...9
Total Fat ...1g
Vitamin E ...1 IU
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids ...500mg*
* Daily Value not established
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Marine lipid concentrate (fish oil), gelatin (capsule), glycerin, purified water and d-alpha tocopherol (added as an antioxidant)
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 softgel with each meal 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.