EPA / GLA Forte is a potent concentrate based on processed oils by molecular distillation from marine animals and borage seed oil.. EPA / GLA Forte is a highly bioavailable source of essential fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA, 18%) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA, 12%) as triglycerides and fatty acid omega-6, gamma linolenic acid.
Tpical diets in developed countries provide large amounts of saturated fatty acids and omega-6 polyunsaturated (linoleic and arachidonic) fatty acids with low omega 3 levels. However, humans are more adapted to diets with similar amounts of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids. During the past 200 years, the proportion of omega-6: omega-3 increased from about 1: 1 to 20 or 25: 1.
The main health professionals now recommend ratios between 4: 1 and 10: 1.A healthy balance in the dietary intake of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids fats seems to be a prerequisite for healthy immune function.
Acid linoleic fatty (18: 2 omega 6) is a precursor of arachidonic acid (20: 4) which in turn, is a precursor of proinflammatory prostaglandins E2, leukotrienes B4, and thromboxane A2, which are involved in platelet aggregation.
Although the AGL is a precursor of arachidonic acid, also competes with it effectively, and can help regulate the formation of excessive levels of prostaglandins of series 2 and other proinflammatory mediators.
The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA provide a natural counterbalance the effects of excess omega 6 fats as they serve as precursors for anti inflammatory prostaglandins E1 and E3, and decrease the formation of prostaglandins E2 and thromboxane A2 . Therefore, a balanced dietary intake of these fatty acids seems 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 the maintenance of normal blood lipoprotein levels and healthy cholesterol metabolism.
Each softgel capsule contains:
Natural marine lipid concentrate as triglycerides ... ..667 mg
Borage oil ...... ..62.5mg
Vitamin E (d-alpha tocopherol with mixed tocopherols) 10 IU
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) ... 120 mg
Gamma linolenic acid (GLA) ............... 15 mg
EPA / GLA Forte may be a useful dietary supplement for those who need to control chronic inflammatory processes, those with diseases associated with immune response and those suffering from lipid disorders.
Adults should take 1 to 4 capsules 1 to 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor.
No adverse effects have been reported.