DEPA 100 gels by Douglas Labs

DEPA 100 gels by Douglas Labs

DEPA 100 gels by Douglas Labs


Product Details

A rich source of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids

DEPA, provided by Douglas Laboratories, contains amarine lipid concentrate that has been processed bymolecular distillation. DEPA is an excellent source ofomega-3 fatty acids, providing eicosapentaenoic acid(EPA, 18%) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 12%)in their natural triglyceride form.

Health Functions:
Typical diets in developed countries deliver largeamounts of saturated fatty acids and thepolyunsaturated omega-6 linoleic and arachidonicacids and low levels of omega-3 fatty acids.Throughout evolution, humans were accustomed todiets providing roughly equal amounts of omega-6and omega-3 fatty acids. However, during the last200 years, the ratio of dietary omega-6:omega-3 fattyacids increased from about 1:1 to 20-25:1. Leadinghealth professionals now recommend ratios between4:1 and 10:1.

A healthy balance of dietary omega-6 and omega-3fatty acids appears to be a prerequisite for normalimmune function. Dietary linoleic acid (18:2 omega-6) is a precursor to arachidonic acid (20:4) which inturn is a precursor for pro-inflammatoryprostaglandin E2, leukotriene B2 and plateletaggregating thromboxane A2. The omega-3 fattyacids EPA and DHA provide a naturalcounterbalance, because they serve as precursors forthe anti-inflammatory prostaglandins E1 and E3 anddecrease the formation of prostaglandin E2 andthromboxane A2. Among other factors, sufficientdietary levels of EPA, DHA and other omega-3 fattyacids are also important in the regulation of normalblood lipoprotein and cholesterol levels.


Each Softgel Capsule Contains:

Natural Triglyceride Marine Lipid Concentrate 1,000 mg.
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) 180 mg(18%),Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) 120 mg(12%),Plus gelatin, natural glycerin and waterTotal Omega-3 Fatty Acids 300 mg.
Each Softgel Capsule Provides:
Calories 10.5,Protein less than 0.5 g,Carbohydrates less than 0.5 g,Fat (86% of calories from fat) 1 g,Polyunsaturated 0.5 g,Saturated less than 0.5 g,Cholesterol 6 mg.

Adults take 1 softgel daily or as directed byphysician.

No adverse effects have been reported.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.

The Food and Drug Administration has not evaluated statements contained herein. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat and cure or prevent disease. Always consult with your professional health care provider before changing any medication.