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Mega EPA/DHA

120 softgels
Item# 01937

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Mega EPA/DHA

Twice As Much EPA & DHA As Many Commercial Fish Oils

120 softgels
Item# 01937

Retail Price: $20.00

Sale Price: $8.00 Save 60%

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Description

  • Mega EPA/DHA
  • 120 softgels
  • Item Catalog Number: 01937

The body needs fatty acids to survive and is able to make all but two of them: linoleic acid (LA), in the omega-6 family, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) in the omega-3 family. These two fatty acids must be supplied by the diet and are therefore considered essential fatty acids (EFAs).

Omega-3 fatty acids, found in coldwater fish (and fish oil), perilla and flaxseed oils, are essential elements of a healthy diet. Omega-3 oils contain eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which are usually lacking in the typical Western diet, which is filled with foods containing high amounts of omega-6 fats.1 EPA and DHA can be synthesized in the body from ALA, but EPA and DHA synthesis may be insufficient under certain conditions and for most people that consume Western diets.

Most Americans and citizens of other Western nations consume far too many omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids and not enough omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. In fact, some Western diets consist of 20 parts of omega-6 to only one part of omega-3. For optimum health, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids should be between 1:1 and 4:1.2

Studies associate the Mediterranean diet — rich in omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fatty acids such as that found in olive oil, and antioxidant-rich fruits, vegetables, and herbs — with cardiovascular health and increased life span.3-11 Other studies support omega-3’s importance in cardiovascular health.12-14

Molecularly distilled MEGA EPA/DHA contains twice as much EPA and DHA as most commercially available fish oil capsules.

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  2. Minerva Pediatr. 2008 Apr;60(2):219-33.
  3. JAMA. 2004 Sep 22;292(12):1440-6.
  4. Int J Epidemiol. 1997 Feb;26(1):155-9.
  5. Br J Nutr. 2012 Aug;108(4):699-709.
  6. N Engl J Med. 2003 Jun 26;348(26):2599-608.
  7. Br J Nutr. 2000 Dec;84 Suppl 2:S205-9.
  8. Clin Interv Aging. 2008;3(1):97-109.
  9. JAMA. 2004 Sep 22;292(12):1433-9.
  10. Rejuvenation Res. 2012 Apr;15(2):184-8.
  11. Am J Clin Nutr. 2000 Apr;71(4):987-92.
  12. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Jun;87(6):1991S-6S.
  13. Curr Atheroscler Rep. 2008 Dec;10(6):503-9. 
  14. J Nutr. 2010 May;140(5):1023-8.

SUPPLEMENT FACTS

Supplement Facts

Serving Size 2 softgels

Servings Per Container 60

Amount Per Serving

Calories

20

Calories from Fat

20

Total Fat

2 g

Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopherol)

4 IU

Fish Oil Concentrate

2000 mg

Yielding:

 

EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)

720 mg

DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)

480 mg

Other ingredients: highly refined fish oil concentrate (Alaska Pollock), gelatin, glycerin, purified water, carob color, natural lemon flavor, mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract.

Dosage and Use
  • Take two (2) softgels one to three times daily with food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Caution

If you are taking anti-coagulant or anti-platelet medications, or have a bleeding disorder, consult your healthcare provider before taking this product.

Warnings

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