EPA Elite is an EPA-only formula that contains a similar dose of fish oil to a much-studied ethyl-ester EPA formulation. This dose of EPA has been demonstrated in clinical studies to be beneficial in reducing triglycerides and other cardiovascular risk factors. EPA Elite differs from the study product in that it is formulated in the more bioavailable triglyceride form.
EPA is an omega 3 essential fatty acid that is required for optimal health, but cannot be produced by the body. Fish oil is considered one of the best sources of the essential fatty acids EPA and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). While most fish oil products contain both EPA and DHA, research shows therapeutic benefits from an EPA-only formula, particularly for supporting normal triglyceride levels and heart health.
“Research has confirmed that concentrated EPA, in the absence of DHA, is very beneficial for heart health, specifically for lowering triglyceride levels,” said Keri Marshall, MS, ND, and Nordic Naturals chief medical officer. “Research consistently shows that omega 3s manufactured in the triglyceride form are better absorbed than products in the ethyl ester form.”