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.
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.
Amount Per Serving:
Serving Size 1 Softgel
Servings Per Container 100
Total Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Cholesterol 6 mg
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol )0.6 mg
Marine Triglyceride Concentrate 1,000 mg
Eicosapentaenoic Acid [EPA] 180 mg
Docosahexaenoic Acid [DHA] 120 mg
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids 300 mg
Gelatin (capsule), natural glycerin and water
Contains: Fish Oil (anchovy)
Concentrated from fish body oils at low temperatures– NO solvents or chemicals used. NO STARCH, SUGAR, WAX OR PRESERVATIVES.
Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.