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Douglas Laboratories - EPA/GLA Forte - 120 Softgels

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Douglas Laboratories - EPA/GLA Forte - 120 Softgels
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Excellent source of both omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids*
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Douglas Laboratories - EPA/GLA Forte

Supports Cardiovascular Health

No Preservatives or Flavoring - 120 Softgels

Douglas Laboratories EPA/GLA Forte contains a marine lipid concentrate processed by molecular distillation and borage seed oil. EPA/GLA Forte is an excellent source of both omega-3 fatty acids, providing eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 18%) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 12%) in their natural triglyceride form, as well as the omega-6 fatty acid gamma linolenic acid (GLA).


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 and leukotriene B4, and platelet aggregating thromboxane A2. Although GLA is a precursor of arachidonic acid, it also competes with arachidonic acid effectively, and may help downregulate the formation of excessive levels of pro-inflammatory 2-series prostaglandins and other immune mediators.The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA provide a natural counterbalance to the effects of excess omega-6 fatty acids, because they serve as precursors for the anti-inflammatory prostaglandins E1 and E3, and decrease the formation of prostaglandin E2 and thromboxane A2.

Thus, a balanced dietary intake of all of these fatty acids appears to be necessary to maintain a healthy immune response during normal inflammatory processes. The omega-3 fatty acids also have important functions for visual acuity and possibly in maintaining normal blood lipoprotein levels and the healthy metabolism of cholesterol.


EPA/GLA Forte softgels may be a useful dietary supplement for those who do not consume enough oily fish and other sources of omega-3 fatty acids to receive desirable amounts of healthy long chain omega-3 fatty acids. EPA/GLA Forte may also be a useful dietary adjunct for those who wish to supplement their diets with gamma-linolenic acid.

SIDE EFFECTS: No adverse side effects have been reported.

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Additional Information
SKU DouglasLabs-7040-120X-4011

Directions: Adults take 1 to 4 softgels 1 to 3 times daily or as directed by physician.

Storage: Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct light. Keep out of reach of children.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Softgels
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 14
Calories from Fat 14
Total Fat 1.5 g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Vitamin E 20 IU 67%
Natural Triglyceride Marine 1,334 mg *
Lipid Concentrate Providing:
Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA)
240 mg *
Borage Oil Providing: 125 mg *
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA) 30 mg *
*Daily Value not established
†Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Other Ingredients: gelatin (capsule) and water

No yeast, wheat, gluten, soy protein, milk/dairy, corn, sodium, sugar, starch, artificial coloring, preservatives or flavoring.
Contains Fish Body Oil (from anchovies and sardines).
UPC Code 310539704011
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