Overview: EPA-DHA Balance (Jarrow) Each bottle, 240 softgels. Each softgel, 1100 mg fish oil concentrate. This is a fish oil supplement, containing 600 mg each softgel of omega-3 fatty acids, comprised of 400 mg of EPA and 200 mg of DHA.
Omega-3 fatty acids are consumed in higher quantities by different peoples which is associated with improved cardiovascular health. North American diets tend to contain far lower quantities and generally are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids. The two omega-3 fatty acids commonly found in fish oils are the DHA or docosahexaenoic acid, and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid).
Remember that the balance of fats you eat is the first, most important step to consider. Dump the hydrogenated fats (found in cookies, margarine and lots of things; read labels!), limit saturated fat intake (dairy, red meat, fried stuff) and increase good fat intake (deep sea fish like salmon, tuna; olive oil, hemp oil, etc.)
Suggested use is 1-2 softgels with each meal. Some data, however, suggest that 4-6 capsules may be needed for an effect on improving cholesterol levels.
NOTE: If you have a medical condition (especially seafood allergies or coagulopathy), are pregnant, lactating, trying to conceive, under the age of 18, taking medications (especially anticoagulants), or facing surgery, consult your health care practitioner before using this product.
Other ingredients: natural strawberry flavor and mixed natural tocopherols (from soy). Softgel consists of gelatin, glycerin and water.
Contains: Soy and fish (anchovy and sardine). No wheat, no gluten, no dairy, no egg, no shellfish, no peanuts/tree nuts.
Fish Oil Reduces Triglycerides 25% in French Study
Reduction in Triglyceride Level With N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in HIV-Infected Patients Taking Potent Antiretroviral Therapy: A Randomized Prospective Study
JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: Volume 44(3) 1 March 2007 pp 278-285
De Truchis, Pierre MD*; Kirstetter, Myriam MD