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Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Eicosapentaenoic Acid

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is a nutrient which is required for the production of the prostaglandin-3 family which controls a blood clot and artery spasms. EPA improves blood viscosity and lowers triglycerides; it also lowers cholesterol, especially cholesterol bound to low density lipoprotein (LDL). EPA is found in significant quantities in fish and fish oils.


References
Passwater, Richard A. & Mindell. Earl L., R.Ph., Ph.D. EPA--Marine Lipids. Keats Publishing, Inc., New Canaan, Connecticut, 1982.