Opti-EPA 500 ™ (Cholesterol Free) A Dietary Supplement by Douglas Laboratories®. Opti-EPA ™ is concentrated marine fish oil, providing enriched levels of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 300 mg) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 200 mg). Opti-EPA 500 ™ delivers high levels of EPA and DHA, and is lower in saturated fatty acids than regular marine fish oil. Opti-EPA 500 ™ is strictly screened for the absence of any toxic
Opti-EPA 500 ™ (Cholesterol Free) A Dietary Supplement by Douglas Laboratories®. Opti-EPA 500 ™ 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 toxicmetals and chemicals, and is completely free of cholesterol. The oil is carefully processed and handled to avoid oxidation.
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 to omega-3 fatty acids increased from about 1 to 1 to 20-25 to 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.
Opti-EPA 500 ™ is a more convenient source of EPA and DHA than regular marine fish oils.
SUGGESTED USE: One to three softgels before bed as a dietary supplement, or as directed by a physician.
SIDE EFFECTS: No adverse effects have been reported.
STORAGE: Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. (I keep mine in the fridge. Keep out of reach of children.
Ingredients: Each Softgel Contains:
Vitamin E …1 I.U.
Eicosapentaenoic Acid …300mg (EPA)
Docosahexaenoic Acid …200mg (DHA)
Total Omega-3 Fatty Acids …500mg
WARNINGS: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place. (59º – 77º F / 15º – 25º C) (35-65% relative humidity) Omega Tamper resistant package, do not use if outer seal is missing.
† 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.