Douglas Laboratories Opti-EPA - 60 Softgel Capsules
Douglas Laboratories Opti-EPA supplies significant amounts of essential omega-3 fatty acids, derived from marine lipid concentrate. Processed by molecular distillation, Opti-EPA is an excellent source of these fatty acids, providing 660 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and 340 mg docosahexeanoic acid (DHA) per serving. The omega-3 fatty acid EPA is the direct precursor for the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins E1 and E3, whereas DHA is of primary importance for the structural integrity of neuronal membranes. DHA is essential for brain and visual development and is vital throughout pregnancy to support fetal brain growth and formation of the retina and visual cortex. As the most abundant fatty acid in the brain, adequate amounts of DHA are needed throughout infancy and adulthood for ongoing optimal function. Low levels of DHA may adversely influence behavior and mental performance, and have been correlated with changes in disposition, memory loss, and visual and other neurological conditions.
Studies have shown that DHA, along with EPA may play an important role in cardiovascular health. One landmark study, the GISSI-Prevenzione Trial, involved over 11,000 people who had already survived myocardial infarction. This was the first large scale trial that showed supplementation of essential fatty acids significantly lowered the risk of death, and that use of this supplement was safe. The exact reasons for such dramatic benefits with respect to heart disease remains unknown, but may be related in part to the ability of fish oil to support healthy inflammatory processes. Some researchers believe that the body’s inflammatory response to certain factors, along with a fatty diet, can increase the amount of plaque in the arteries, leading to atherosclerosis. Studies indicate that EPA and DHA can act as precursors for the antiinflammatory prostaglandins E1 and E3, and decrease the formation of pro-inflammatory prostaglandin E2 and thromboxane A2. Scientists have also suggested that omega-3 fatty acids can have a direct cardiac effect on arrhythmogenesis. Omega- 3 fatty acids may be able to modify sodium channels by binding to the channel proteins. This could then help support healthy heart rhythms. Additionally, Opti-EPA is enteric-coated, significantly reducing the “fishy” taste sometimes associated with marine lipid supplements. Opti-EPA enteric-coated softgels may be a useful dietary adjunct for individuals wishing to supplement their diets with the essential fatty acids DHA and EPA.
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About Douglas Laboratories
Back in 1955, Sam Lioon, founded Douglas Laboratories on a simple promise: provide the highest quality nutritional supplements available with the highest level of personal service—anywhere. And with that promise began a legacy of leadership—and a never-ending quest to exceed their customers’ expectations to Raise the Standard for Nutrition and Wellness.
Today that legacy lives on as Douglas Laboratories proudly joins the Atrium Innovations group of companies. Atrium Innovations is an international company and global leader in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of dietary supplements, specialty fine chemicals, and active cosmetic ingredients.
Douglas Laboratories is supported by more than 300 Douglas Laboratories employees all dedicated to keeping the promise Sam made 50 years ago. Raising the Standard is more than a slogan—it’s a promise. As they enter their second half-century, Douglas Laboratories will continue to keep their promise to Raise the Standard with a custom approach to ytheir patients’ nutrition and wellness. With custom formulations ytheir patients can’t find anywhere else. Custom labels. Custom daily packs. And the industry’s largest and most innovative product line. And they’ll back up their promise with the kind of stringent criteria many other companies overlook, such as:
(cGMPs) current good manufacturing practices.
ISO 9001 Certification and ISO 17025 Accreditation of their laboratories.
The industry’s first fully electronic, bar code driven, paperless manufacturing system to pass the FDA’s rigorous audit. Their exclusive Veri-Match labeling system, ensures verification prior to production and release of ytheir products.
(SOPs) standard operating procedures.
VCP (Vendor Certification Program) ensures raw material safety and quality.
Experienced, on-staff Ph.D’s, utilizing three full-service laboratories, outfitted with the latest analytical equipment.
State-of-the-art manufacturing, including ultra high-speed encapsulating machines, capable of producing over 35 million capsules and tablets daily!
Full compliance with the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002, assuring safety and uninterrupted flow of all raw materials.
Douglas Laboratories continues to lead the way with clinical trials designed to validate the efficacy of their products. Their world-renowned Ultra-Preventive X (Ten) was rated the #1 multivitamin in the professional healthcare market, and their Vita-Big-Kids was rated the #1 children’s multivitamin overall by the independent Comparative Guide to Nutritional Supplements. Their commitment to help support patient outcomes is ongoing; look for their new in-office patient education posters, easy online ordering from their website and more innovative ideas designed to help ytheir practice grow in the days ahead.
But most of all, they’re proud of the many long-standing relationships they’ve enjoyed with so many customers over the years, and the many great friendships they’ve made along the way. It’s not an exaggeration to say that they truly enjoy what they do, enjoy coming to work each and every day.